Good police officers are often promoted to supervisory positions with little or none of the training it takes to be a good manager. An understanding of group behaviors and organizational dynamics is necessary to grasp the fundamentals of managing police officers. The Effective Police Supervision Study Guide coordinates with the core text used in many college-level classes and police departments to teach supervisory practices in criminal justice. This study guide prepares both students and professionals for academic or promotional exams, offering them an opportunity to fully review the material so that they are well-prepared for testing.
This new edition, like the new edition of the textbook it accompanies, includes information on the following topics: police accountability, police involvement with news media, the challenges of dealing with social media, updates on legal considerations, and ways to respond to current issues facing law enforcement with COVID-19 and managing protests.
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Chris Rush is an Assistant Professor in the Criminal Justice and Criminology Department at East Tennessee State University. She received her B.A. and M.A. in Criminal Justice and Criminology from East Tennessee State University and Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She has published books and book chapters, as well as articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Deviant Behavior and Violence & Gender, and has worked with agencies handling program evaluation, prisoner re-entry, forensic training, and investigative policies and regulations.
Larry S. Miller is a Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at East Tennessee State University. A former law enforcement officer and crime laboratory director, Miller has authored or co-authored seven textbooks, including Police Photography, Crime Scene Investigation, Report Writing for Criminal Justice Professionals, and Effective Police Supervision. His research interests and journal publications are in the areas of policing and forensic science.
Michael C. Braswell is a Professor Emeritus at East Tennessee State University. He began his career as a prison psychologist and earned his Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1975. He joined the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at ETSU in 1977, where he taught classes on Ethics and Justice, Human Relations and Criminal Justice, and Film Studies in Crime and Justice. He is widely published, and his textbook Justice, Crime, and Ethics is particularly influential in the field of criminal justice.
A Note to The Student
1. Supervision-The Management Task
2. Community-Oriented Policing and Problem Solving-Improving Neighborhood Quality of Life
3. Interpersonal Communications-Striving for Effectiveness
4. Motivation-A Prerequisite for Success
5. Leadership-The Integrative Variable
6. Team Building-Maximizing the Group Process
7. Change-Coping with Organizational Life
8. Performance Appraisal-The Key ToPolice Personnel Development
9. Coaching, Counseling, And Mentoring-Helping Officers Grow and Develop
10. Discipline-An Essential ElementOf Police Supervision
11. Internal Discipline-A System OfAccountability
12. Supervising the Difficult Employee-Special Considerations
13. Supervising Minorities-Respecting IndividualAnd Cultural Differences
14. Tactical Operations-CriticalIncident Deployment
15. Labor Relations-Problem SolvingThrough Constructive Conflict
16. Homeland Security and Terrorism-AChanging Role
Answer Key to Objective Questions