The Police Manager gives practical, field-tested guidance to students and professionals who aspire to leadership roles in law enforcement, providing a comprehensive explanation of issues and challenges that they will face as police supervisors. The book is divided into four parts, covering historical and philosophical underpinnings, behavioral aspects of police management, functional aspects of police management, and major issues in modern police work.

Key Features

    • Covers recent research findings that point the way to improvements in supervision by police managers.
    • Revision author Egan Green brings the insights of a new generation to this book.
    • Appendices contain sample police department forms and documents.


    Graduate and advanced undergraduate students in the criminal justice programs of 4-yr and career schools, and law enforcement professionals seeking promotions.

    Table of Contents

    Part One: Introduction to Police Management

    1. A History and Philosophy of Police Management

    2. Philosophy to Outcomes

    3. Organizational Culture

    Part Two: Behavioral Aspects of Police Management

    4. Leadership Behavior Styles

    5. Creating a Breed of Super Sergeants

    6. Succession Planning

    7. Organizational Environment

    8. Transactional Analysis

    9. Understanding Personnel Through MBTI®

    Part Three: Functional Aspects of Police Management

    10. Management Planning

    11. Problem Identification and Decisionmaking

    12. Management by Objectives

    13. Fiscal Management

    Part Four: Modern Police Management: Major Issues

    14. Use of Power

    15. The Use of Force

    16. Civil Liability and Accreditation

    17. Ethics for the 21st Century

    18. The School Resource Officer Program: Establishing a Police Presence in Schools

    19. Assessment Center Process

    20. Leading Small and Medium-Size Law Enforcement Agencies


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    "…this text explains the issues and challenges that are faced by police supervisors. The book provides historical context as well as current issues facing modern police work."--Evidence Technology Magazine, July-August 2013