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Effective Police Supervision Study Guide

Good police officers are often promoted into supervisory positions with little or no training for what makes a good manager. Effective Police Supervision provides readers with an understanding of the group behaviors and organizational dynamics necessary to understand the fundamentals of police administration. The Effective Police Supervision Study Guide, which includes quizzes and other study tools, gives students, as well as professionals training for promotional exams, a way to review the material and be fully prepared for examinations and the world of police supervision.

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, dealing with social media, updates on legal considerations, and avoiding scandals.


Students and professionals in the criminal justice field. Law enforcement and promotional exam agencies, and officers studying for promotional exams.

Paperback, 152 Pages

Published: February 2014

Imprint: Anderson Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-323-28004-4


  • 1. Supervision — The Management Task

    2. Community-Oriented Policing and Problem Solving â€” 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 to Police Personnel Development

    9. Training, Coaching, Counseling, and Mentoring — Helping Officers Grow and Develop

    10. Discipline — An Essential Element of Police Supervision

    11. Internal Discipline — A System of Accountability

    12. Supervising the Difficult Employee — Special Considerations

    13. Supervising Minorities — Respecting Individual and Cultural Differences

    14. Tactical Operations — Critical Incident Deployment

    15. Labor Relations — Problem Solving through Constructive Conflict

    16. Homeland Security and Terrorism — A Changing Role


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