Improving police productivity represents a conundrum
every police manager must confront at one time or another. Every police
department is expected to provide more services than the budget allows.
Therefore, the police manager must learn to obtain the greatest results for
each dollar spent. All aspects of the department should be examined when
attempting to improve productivity, and efforts to make improvements should be
systematic, touching all parts of the department.
If you were a police chief, what techniques and
strategies would you use to improve productivity and maintain it at a high
level? How would you get your mid-level managers to agree to your plans, and
how would they, in turn, motivate their officers to increase productivity?
Your initial response should be 250-300 words in
length. Your claims should be supported by the text and/or other academic