Leadership Skills in Policing

Hardcover | September 17, 2008

byColin Rogers

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This practical guide to developing leadership skills in policing examines the qualities that make up a good leader, providing a variety of examples of good leadership approaches in various policing contexts. Police organisations are increasingly recognising the role of leadership at everylevel of the police hierarchy; with police officers involving themselves with partnership work, attending and facilitating public meetings and heading neighbourhood policing teams, as well as their more traditional police work.This book aims to enhance leadership skills in policing and ensure officers carry out their duties as effectively as possible. It outlines the theory and concepts of leadership and applies them to police management structures, offering advice on a wide range of issues. These issues include leadingteams, motivating others, dealing with disputes, problem-solving, participating in meetings and ethical leadership. All explanations are supported by exercises, examples of both good and bad leadership approaches, flow charts, useful websites and suggested further reading. The first practical guideto tackle leadership aimed at uniformed officers, this title is an essential purchase for anyone within the police service who has responsibility for leading at the front line of the police service.The book forms part of the Blackstone's Practical Policing Series. The series, aimed at junior to middle ranking officers, consists of practical guides containing clear and detailed explanations of the relevant legislation and practice, accompanied by case studies, illustrative diagrams and usefulchecklists.

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This practical guide to developing leadership skills in policing examines the qualities that make up a good leader, providing a variety of examples of good leadership approaches in various policing contexts. Police organisations are increasingly recognising the role of leadership at everylevel of the police hierarchy; with police offic...

Dr Colin Rogers is a Senior Lecturer in Police Sciences at the School of Applied Sciences, University of Glamorgan. He has written and developed modules on police management, crime reduction partnerships, police duties and police law, and teaches student police officers as well as undergraduates. Prior to this, Dr Rogers was a serving...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.62 inPublished:September 17, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199539510

ISBN - 13:9780199539512

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Management structures within the police3. Leading from the front4. Communication skills for leaders5. Motivating staff6. Dealing with staff problems7. Leading teams8. Meetings9. Planning operations10. Leading change