Cooperation in Building Safer Communities
Briefly describe the four steps
towards developing safer communities that police labor and management can take
together. Identify and describe two or three difficulties that can be
anticipated during implementation of this four-step process. How would you
suggest enacting this process in a fiscally restrictive environment?
Week 5 Discussion 2
communities is a concern every community leader should have. Sadly this is not
the case more often than not the political leader say they care, however
actions speak louder than words. The police management differs in their opinion
on safe communities when compared to the rank and file of a department; so how
is a safer community created. Fortunately there is a process in place for this.
The process consists of four steps. The first step is to poll the public; with
this the law enforcement is seeking direct feedback from their community.
For the next step the opinions of the officers in the departments are
polled. “The poll should seek to determine what the officer’s think about
the effectiveness and efficiency of the department; How would the officers
allocate resources and personnel if they had the power” (DeLord, R., &
Sanders, J. 2006). The third step in this process is to conduct on audit on the
department, here is when an outside agency audits the performance on the
department to locate problem within the agency. The last step in this process
is the have the labor and management build a coalition in support of a shared
vision. This is necessary for success; if the both sides cannot agree on the
vision this entire process will fail.
One challenge I can predict is the unwillingness of officers to participate in
the process. I would fear as a union leader that I would not receive the honest
feedback form member necessary. Another issue I can see is police officers
resenting the audit. I fell this would built an extra amount of tension for the
department, and if implemented poorly would further strain the relationship
between labor and management.
DeLord, R., &
Sanders, J. (2006, August). Police labor-management relations (vol. I):
Perspective and practical solution for implementing
change, making reforms, and handling crisis for managers
and union leaders. U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented
Retrieved from http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/files/ric/Publications/e07063417.pdf
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