3: - Week 2 - Assignment
Leadership, and the Police Organization
Chapters Four through Six of Police Administration cover management
theories and leadership styles and how they impact police organization. Imagine
you are the head of a law enforcement organization. Address the following as
they relate to management theory, leadership, and your department.
- Identify the theory of management (from Chapters Four
and Five) you would ascribe to. Explain this theory as it relates to your
- Discuss how you would incorporate these ideas into
managing your organization. What are the benefits and drawbacks of managing
in this manner?
- Leadership is discussed in Chapter Six. With regard to
leadership, the police chief’s job is paramount in a police organization.
However, the police chief often becomes a scapegoat for the many trials
and tribulations that befall a department. Identify the primary duties of
a police chief, and explain how they might be best fulfilled. What
problems await a newly appointed police chief? Describe how you would
address these issues.
must be two to three pages in length (exclusive of title and reference pages)
and formatted according to APA style. Support your claims and subclaims with
material from the text, Police Administration, as well as two academic
resources from the Ashford Online Library.
One theORY IS Downs bureaucratic Leadership Style,
Gaines, L., & Worrall, J.
(2012). Police administration (3rd ed.). United States: Delmar Cengage