CRJ 215 - Police Administration
Fundamentals of organization, supervision and overall management of police and civilian personnel. Designed to supply a background for the students in dealing with the complexities involved in the management aspect of various police agencies.
Prerequisite: CRJ 111 Introduction to Criminal Justice
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Explain how the history of law enforcement in the United States has evolved into what it is today and discern trends that point toward new eras of policing in the future.
2. Identify the roles of positive and negative politics in the operations of American policing and identify the sources of power for policing initiatives in the past.
3. Explain how motivational theories relate to formal and informal organizational designs in police departments and how they contribute to the police culture.
4. Describe the qualities of a leader as this applies to administrators, managers, and supervisors, and identify those characteristics common to good leaders.
5. Explain the different functions of line and staff personnel.
6. Demonstrate through actual practice the skills that are required for reflective and empathic listening and understanding.
7. Identify the characteristics of a good mission statement, define what a goal is, and create a personal mission statement that reflects understanding of the principles of singling out important activities from those that are unimportant.
8. Define stress-coping skills and identify the harmful effects of stress.
9. Explain the potential legal liabilities associated with hiring, training, retaining, disciplining, and terminating employees and identify Constitutional personnel procedural protections afforded to police employees in the performance of their duties.
10. Explain the planning and decision-making process and complete a group decision-making project that reflects the value of group decisions over individual decisions.
11. Describe the various fiscal management methods common to law enforcement.
12. Identify effective evaluation processes for police operations and programs administered by law enforcement.
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