CRJ 4301

Description

Many supervisors in law enforcement positions are eligible for retirement. Promotions are occurring more rapidly, and line staff are being placed in supervisor positions faster than ever. This course is designed to help the student learner bridge the gap between concept and practice, and provide them with a knowledge and understanding of the myriad of roles and responsibilities affiliated with management in law enforcement.

Objectives

  1. Understand components of motivation and how motivation impacts performance.
  2. Understand the various roles involved in supervision.
  3. Identify different styles of decision making and discern the best styles to be used in various situations.
  4. Explain the budgeting and Human Resources functions in a police organization as well as the impact of budget reductions on a police organization.
  5. Describe the benefits of positive community image, ethical behavior, and integrity.
  6. Evaluate activities that affect time management and identify tools and techniques to positively impact the management of time.
  7. Assess the Performance Appraisal system for his/her (or a police organization); the delivery of same, and the influence of an evaluation on employee performance, morale, and motivation.
  8. Explain the various forms of communication as well as barriers and obstacles to same.
  9. Describe traits of problem employees and methods to deal with them in the workforce.
  10. Understand the difference between management and leadership and describe characteristics of leadership.
  11. Understand the value of Cultural Diversity in a police organization.
  12. Identify his/her personal management style and understand the impact of that style of subordinate employees.
  13. Understand the reasons for and impact of disciplinary action as well as benefits of education based discipline.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

None

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact Student Services at students@waldorf.edu


CRJ 4301

Description

An overview of supervisor and middle management roles in criminal justice agencies with emphasis on the importance of inter-personal skills and co-worker relations as well as the positive and negative aspects of various leadership styles.

Objectives

  1. Explain decision-making by the police leader/supervisor and assess the importance of timely decision-making.
  2. Explain the various forms of communications and differentiate the roles of each within a police organization.
  3. Describe values, ethics, and vision and the role each plays in the police organization.
  4. Distinguish between the role of the police supervisor and leader and compare combinations of various styles.
  5. Explain team leadership and team building and evaluate how it applies to police organizations.
  6. Explain team training and the application of this concept within the police organization.
  7. Evaluate the need for time management and its importance to the police supervisor and evaluate the influence of supervisor time management on employees reporting to that supervisor.
  8. Describe the police supervisor’s responsibility to motivate and empower employees and compare the influences from various forms of motivation.
  9. Describe the police organization’s process for handling citizen complaints, investigations, and adjudications and compare right and wrong methodology.
  10. Explain how the supervisor promotes and maintains vitality with the individuals who he or she supervises and within the police organization.
  11. Evaluate the police supervisor as a police trainer and discuss the importance of proper training at this level.
  12. Describe problem employees within a police organization and explain proper procedure for re- directing problem employees.
  13. Describe the supervisor’s role in handling conflict among his or her assigned personnel and compare positive and negative solutions.
  14. Assess the performance evaluation system for a police organization and distinguish between a positive evaluation and a negative evaluation as well as the influence of each on employee morale and motivation.
  15. Examine performance measurement within the police organization and assess the importance of proper performance measurement based on departmental policy
  16. Evaluate community-oriented and problem-oriented policing implementation and predict the benefits for the police organization and community.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Management and supervision in law enforcement (Rev: 6)

Publisher: Delmar (2012)
Author: Orthman, C.H., & Hess, K.M.
ISBN: 9781439056448
Price: $173.95

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact Student Services at students@waldorf.edu