Course Abstract Details

CRIM-230, Police Administration

Credits: 3

Course Description

CRIM-230, Police Administration, will study the principles of supervision, management, and organization as they relate to police organizations. Personnel issues, community relations, and measures of effectiveness will be discussed. Prerequisite: CRIM-101. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

Course Objectives:   

1. Describe the role of a law enforcement manager and identify the skills and tools necessary for success. 

2. Describe the various problem solving and decision making techniques. 

3. Describe the steps used in the development of a program budget. 

4. Explain the concept of vicarious liability and its consequences to a law enforcement manager. 

5. Describe the recruiting, selection and training processes most often used by law enforcement organizations. 

6. Identify and explain the various theories of employee motivation. 

7. Discuss the methods used to maintain discipline in a law enforcement organization. 

8. Identify the sources of conflict within a law enforcement organization and describe the methods by which it can be controlled. 

9. Define the term "stress" and describe the methods by which it can be recognized and managed. 

10. Describe the methods by which a law enforcement manager can better utilize available resources. 

11. Describe the methods by which law enforcement productivity can be measured. 

12. Discuss the various issues that will affect the future of law enforcement and the role of its managers.

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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