3 Semester credit hours
Wallace, Harvey/Roberson, Clif Steckler, Craig: Fundamentals of Police Administration. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1995
Analysis of public safety management elements, including planning, organizing, leading, controlling, and communicating, presented in the context of and applied to internal police/fire/emergency management administration.
The student will review past and present understandings of what the public safety do in the student's jurisdiction.
The meaning of professionalization and its importance for law enforcement/fire today is introduced.
The student considers 20th century efforts to upgrade law enforcement and the fire service by establishing standards, with a closer look at the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) as part of this drive for professionalization. A discussion and critique of accreditation efforts is included.
The student will learn to emphasize policy and procedures as the essence of directing the organization toward accomplishing its goals. The objectives of this instruction are to ensure that students develop.
An understanding of the importance of policy relating to the function of a public safety agency.
An awareness of the many areas of administration requiring written policy ~d associated procedures.
An understanding of the staff officer role in the development, interpretation and dissemination of agency policies and procedures, and the skill necessary for formulating and writing effective policy and procedures.
The student will describe an internal affairs unit as a staff control unit, and explain how internal affairs is a valuable management information source. The student will take a position supporting one philosophy for internal affairs operation; the student will also review a method for complaint reception, investigation and recommendation of findings. The student will analyze and discuss policy statements for internal investigations covering complaint reception, investigation, use of polygraph, review and findings. The student will consider the importance and elements of inspections.
The student will review the duties, responsibilities, and activities of patrol and firefighter administration. Further, the student will leam, through classroom discussion and presentation of recent research findings, the most innovative techniques in administration of the patrol/firefighting operation.
The student will review the duties, responsibilities and activities of operations in the law enforcement/fire agency. The student will leam the latest research findings arid management practices for improving productivity in operations.
I. Law Enforcement/Fire Role, Responsibilities, and Relationships
A. Law enforcement/fire Role and Authority
1. Law enforcement/fire Role
2. Limits of Authority
3. Use of Force
B. Agency jurisdiction, mutual aid and regional services
1. Agency jurisdiction and mutual aid
2. Regional services
C. Contractual Agreements for Law enforcement/fire
D. Relationships with other agencies
2. Interagency Coordination and Planning
II. Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement/fire Agencies
A. Law enforcement/fire Role, Responsibilities and relationships.
B. Public Safety Organization, Management and Administration
C. The Public Safety personnel Structure
D. The Public Safety personnel Process
E. Law enforcement/fire operations
F. Traffic Operations - Fire Operations
III. Establishing Policy and Procedures
A. The Critical Need for Policies
3. Rules and Regulations
4. General Orders, Special Orders and Personnel Orders
5. Memoranda and Bulletins
6. Written Directives
7. Department Manual
1. Public safety Discretion
2. Establishment of Policy
D. Advantages of Sound Public safety Administration Policy and Procedures
E. Advantages of formally promulgating policies and procedures.
F. Critical dimensions m need of proactive public safety policy
G. Limitations of and potential problems
H. Identifying important issues where policy is needed.
I. Examples of critical policy areas
J. Role and purpose of written directives
K. Issues of Departmental and individual liability
L. The Written Directive System: A developmental model
1. Component 1: Development Stages
2. Component 2: Implementation
3. Component 3: Application
4. Component 4: Evaluation
5. A model for formulating and executing policy.
6. Criminal Proceedings
IV. Inspection Services
A. Line Inspections
B. Staff Inspections
C. Audit Responsibilities
D. External Audit
E. Internal Audit
F. Management Audit
1. Establishing Objectives
b. Quality Control
a. Chief of Public safety
V. Organization Audit for New Chief
A. Contracts - Operational
4. Contract policing
3. Chain of Command
VI. Personnel Records
VII. Patrol Administration
A. Professional Ethics
B. Crime & Its Prevention
C. Community Involvement in Law enforcement/fire
II. Primary Tasks
A. Aggressive Patrol
B. Foot and Car Patrol
C. Field Inquiry
D. Use of Equipment
1 Quiz 15%
2. Quiz 2 15%
3. Quiz 3 15%
4. Final Exam 30%
5. Paper 25%
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