PARADOXES OF LEADERSHIP IN POLICE MANAGEMENT helps current police leaders, and would-be leaders, as they strive to effectively direct a group of unique and powerful individuals: police officers. The work day of a police officer is replete with paradox, making the job of leading police difficult and potentially frustrating. This book provides real life examples based on a theoretical framework. PARADOXES OF LEADERSHIP IN POLICE MANAGEMENT discusses the police officer's experience including the multiple, conflicting, and sometimes vague nature of police functions and goals; the creation of mission statements; organizational structures; teaching communication skills to young officers; coaching and mentoring police officers; and the complicated job of assessing the job done by law enforcement. The book also deals with the development of police ethics, comparative accountability mechanisms, and alternative modes of discipline, expanding these discussions into a three-tiered view of police leadership (the roles of sergeant, middle manager, and chief). The book concludes with a practical, realistic list of ideas and ideals that can be used for taking action.
Table of Contents
Part I: ORGANIZATION.
2. The Paradoxes of Police Work.
3. Cleaving to the Mission.
Part II: OPERATING PRINCIPLES.
5. Teaching Communication.
6. Motivation – Coaching and Closing Gaps.
Part III: OFFICER BEHAVIOR.
Part IV: THE CHALLENGE OF LEADERSHIP.
11. The Three Tiers of Leadership.
12. Bringing it All Together.