Principles of Leadership and Management in Law Enforcement
by Michael L. Birzer
Effective police organizations are run with sound leadership and management strategies that take into account the myriad of challenges that confront todayÕs law enforcement professionals. Principles of Leadership and Management in Law Enforcement is a comprehensive and accessible textbook exploring critical issues of leadership within police agencies. Every chapter includes key concepts, definitions, chapter objectives, and review questions. Organized in logical fashion, each new chapter builds on previous material for quick assimilation.Topics include:The evolution of the modern police departmentLeadership approaches and management theoriesOrganizational structure of a police departmentStrategic short- and long-term planningBusiness approaches, including Six Sigma and COMPSTATNew technology such as computer-aided dispatch, vehicle monitoring, and crime mappingManaging police stress and the work environmentRecruitment and trainingLegislative issues impacting police, including Title VIIPolicing in an era of advanced homeland securityEthical issuesSuitable for a one-semester course, the bookÕs easy reading style minimizes the need for memorization and reinforces salient points through boxed highlighted areas. Written by three renowned criminal justice experts, this volume encourages readers to think expansively and develop new insights into the future direction of police leadership and management.
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