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Police Administration

Course NumberCJ 111W
Lab Hours0
Lecture Hours45
Course DescriptionPrerequisite: READING LEVEL 1 or WRITING LEVEL 1. Analyzes the functional divisions of the modern police department. Studies management operations, coordination of activities, communications, recruiting, training, public relations, and looks at the future of law enforcement. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Gain an overview of police management and supervision.
  1. Explain the mission, goals and objectives of a police organization.
  2. Trace the development & tradition of law enforcement.
  3. Explain the difference & necessity of generalists & specialists.
  4. Describe managerial levels, styles, & problems.
  5. Cite guidelines for effective leadership.

Examine basic management/personal skills: communication, decision making, and problem solving.
  1. Describe the communication process.
  2. Examine a variety of communication skills and/or problems.
  3. Cite importance of using the media, press , & news conferences.
  4. Provide information regarding decision & solving problems.
  5. Cite necessity for careful personnel selection process.

Describe methods of improving skills and motivation of employees.
  1. Explain training versus education.
  2. Cite training goals and standards.
  3. Explain necessity of recruit & managerial training process.
  4. Describe various motivational theories.

Demonstrate an understanding of information regarding complaints, grievances, and conflicts.
  1. Define various forms of employee problems.
  2. Cite various employee rights especially with union representation.
  3. Describe methods of dealing with external conflict.
  4. Explain need for stress management and training.
  5. Cite methods of reducing organizational stress.

Describe methods of deploying law enforcement resources & getting the job done.
  1. Explain consideration of factors in deployment schemes.
  2. Cite factors involving one versus two officer patrol cars.
  3. Provide rationale for various types of patrol, bike, plane, boat and horse.
  4. Explain the importance and necessity of community policing concepts.
  5. Describe methods of measuring law enforcement productivity.
  6. Cite reasons to utilize computers to improve productivity.

Present performance appraisals and evaluation methods as well as managing for the future.
  1. Explain the definition of evaluation.
  2. List common types of performance evaluations.
  3. Cite methods of evaluating managers and supervisors by subordinates.
  4. Describe need for community oriented policing.
  5. Cite reasons for social/racial unrest and future of policing.

Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate vocabulary.
  1. Define the following terms: acute stress, accountability, agenda, arbitration, authority, brainstorming, chain of command, community policing, conflict, decision making process, demotion, dismissal, ethics, act of fair labor standards, grievance, halo effect, mediation, morale, perks, peter principle, petty cash fund, post-traumatic stress disorder, priorities, procrastination, pyramid of authority, progressive discipline, random patrol, regression, reprimand, roll call, self-motivation, shift, summary discipline, tactical planning, team management, unity of command, vicarious liability.

Perform writing tasks to promote learning of concepts.
  1. Document attainment of skills learned.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the subject.

Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.
  1. Articulate important ideas.
  2. Select, organize, and present details to support a main idea.
  3. Employ conventions of written, edited, standard English (WESE) or the language of instruction.
  4. Use appropriate vocabulary for the audience and purpose.

Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.
  1. Analyze course content in written form.
  2. Explain the subject matter in a coherent writing style.

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