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the Supervisory Element week 5 discussion 1
While much of the training focus within law enforcement lies with the officers
in the field, many departments are now committing significant time and
resources towards effective supervisory and leadership training. In looking at
the role of officer versus that of supervisor/manager, categorize the focus and
goals of training at each level. Identify the importance and impact of the two
(2) areas of training on the community and agency. What impact does liability
have on the actions of the supervisor or manager? Provide your opinion on the
importance of leadership training and the level of supervision at which you
deem it most important to ensure the success of the squad, unit, or division.
The focus and goals of the
training focuses on providing a good understanding of the roles, duties and the
functions of supervisors and those of field officers. Training encompasses critical
responsibilities such as supervisory roles, styles, measurable performance
standards, legal aspects of supervision, marginal or problem employees,
instilling discipline, and working under hostile environment.
There are many challenges
facing leadership training and supervisory duties for law enforcement
supervisors and managers. The training is important in providing the necessary
tools for strong leadership within the organizations and communities. This is
because the transition from line officers to supervisors for example requires
specific mind and skills needed to become an integral part of the management
An understanding of risk
control is important as state officers are subject to rules and regulations of
their departments. The supervisors are therefore subject to administrative
liabilities for the violation of such rules and regulations, which may lead to
disciplinary actions such as fines, demotions, or dismissal. Civil liabilities
include failure to render proper emergency services, failure to help citizens,
false arrests, negligence in the care of suspects under custody, constitutional
violations, among others (Gaines and Worrall, 2012).
absence of formal leadership training has made it extremely difficult for law
enforcement executives to learn how to lead and develop officers within
departments. Effective law enforcement leaders should ensure good staff
development and training to their members in dealing with such issues. This
call s for managers to provide sets of strategic directions, which differs from
the past. The training of leaders is therefore important for the future of the
law enforcement agencies.
Gaines, L. K., & Worrall,
J. L. (2012). Police administration. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar/Cengage.