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Proactive Police Management by Edward A Thibault
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Widely used throughout criminal justice and police science programs, this book emphasizes a contemporary and proactive approach to police management. Various police management styles are addressed throughout, from traditional scientific management to the behavioral/systems approach to the human relations approach. Its chapters take a realistic look at operational problems that can occur within a police department and how a consultative, proactive management style can help solve and resolve them. Fully updated in this edition, its goal is to reveal how proactive management techniques and new technology are revolutionizing police management today. Some new features include:

  • Includes new studies on female and gay and lesbian police officers
  • Covers dispersed leadership as a new concept for managers
  • Discusses new technologies being used in patrol operations
  • Includes the latest developments in intelligence-based policing

This book is used for training police supervisors and administrators and is required reading for civil service promotional examinations.

Table of Contents

1. Historical Perspective 2. Police Culture 3. The Art and Style of Proactive Police Leadership 4. Purposes and Principles of Police Organizations 5. Operating Principles 6. Proactive Communication and Information Management 7. Proactive Police Technology for the Twenty-First Century 8. Patrol Operations and Community Policing 9. Basic Line Functions 10. Administrative/Staff Functions 11. Auxiliary Functions 12. Human Resources Management 13. Training 14. Proactive Planning 15. Collective Bargaining and Police Management 16. The Future of Proactive Police Management
Release date Australia
January 11th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
8th Revised edition
Prentice Hall
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