Research

New Research on the Training Crisis in Law Enforcement

Partners in Law Enforcement

Author: Dr. Timothy R. Clark

A new research study from 151 Federal, State, and Local agencies reveals startling information on the glaring deficiencies in the current approach to training in Law Enforcement. There is a missing link and it is identifiable, measurable and can be addressed.

The National Crisis in Law Enforcement Training_PLE Report_May 2015

The Changing Face of Police Leadership

Police Chief Magazine

Authors: Todd Wuestewald and Brigitte Steinheider

The style and practice of police leadership is gradually evolving. Where once the rhetoric of police leadership revolved around the wisdom, integrity, and courage of the solitary leader, the discussion is turning more and more to the dynamic, multifaceted nature of teamwork, inclusion, and dispersed leadership

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Police Leadership Challenges in a Changing World

Harvard Kennedy School & National Institute of Justice

Authors: Anthony W. Batts, Sean Michael Smoot and Ellen Scrivner

Effective police leaders become adept at respond­ing to challenge. Like other organizations, police agencies must balance constancy and predict­ability with adaptation and change. Even as they strive to standardize operations, most police leaders recognize the fluid context in which their agencies operate.

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Police Leaders and Leadership Development A Systematic Literature Review

The Australian Institute of Police Management

Authors: Mitch Pearson-Goff and Victoria Herrington

The purpose of this document is to report on a systematic review of the research literature pertaining to police leadership, and specifically to report on what the academic literature tells us about police leadership and leadership development.

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The 14 Most Stressful Jobs In America

Business Insider

Author: Vivian Giang

We all think our jobs are stressful, but having a job on the extreme end of the spectrum can mean strict deadlines, brutal criticism, and even regularly having other people’s lives in your hands.

#1: First Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives

Stress tolerance: 94
Consequence of error:71.5
Time pressure: 76.3
What they do: Directly supervise and coordinate activities of members of the police force.

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Increasing Organizational Leadership Through the Police Promotional Process

FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin

Author: Patrick J. Hughes

Law enforcement agencies and their design appear to differ from any other type of organization. Although usually compared with the military, police departments have been referred to as having “hyper-bureaucratic military organizational attributes— those of formal rank, formal hierarchy, and a chain of unquestioned and unquestioning command.” Only until a few years ago, the term police management, designated only for those holding a title, described what those in the profession believed to constitute leadership.

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What makes great police leadership? What research can tell us about the effectiveness of different leadership styles, competencies and behaviors.

National Policing Improvement Agency

Authors: Isla Campbell and Jenny Kodz

The purpose of this paper is to present a review of the current evidence base on what makes a great police leader – in terms of leadership styles, behaviors and competencies.

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