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Common Sense Police Supervision: Practical Tips for the Firstline Leader 6th Edition
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Revised, updated, and expanded, this practical handson book is packed full of stepbystep guidelines and suggestions for carrying out a multitude of leadership tasks and responsibilities focused on a changing work force that serves an equally changing and complex society. While emphasizing the real value of common sense in good leadership practices, the author furnishes the aspiring novice or veteran police supervisor with specific advice on how to train, counsel, inspect, discipline, and assess the performance of his or her subordinates. He strives to help the supervisor with the vital obligations of being a planner, a problem resolution officer, and effective communicator within as well as outside the law enforcement organization. Major topics include: (1) what supervision means and what you need to know; (2) supervisory ethics, professional responsibilities as a teacher, inspector, advocate, and role model; (3) the key qualities of true leadership; (4) the vital job as an evaluator of employee performance, discipline in the correction process, oral and written communication skills; (5) the skills needed when dealing with the news media; (6) assistance in planning a career as a firstline leader in supervision; (7) the skills necessary for effective counseling; (8) managing external and internal complaints; (9) an effective role in community policing and customer service; and (10) effective leadership of different generations. Each chapter concludes with a brief Points to Remember that provides a quicklyread and easily remembered checklist of the chapter s salient points. The sixth edition furnishes many more practical, helpful, and reallife examples pertaining to leadership issues. It offers a realistic approach to the challenging task of providing strong, effective leadership to frontline employees in a dynamic, demanding profession.
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- Publisher : Charles C Thomas Pub Ltd; 6th edition (July 27, 2018)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 362 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0398092303
- ISBN-13 : 978-0398092306
- Item Weight : 1.58 pounds
- Dimensions : 7 x 1 x 10 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #373,000 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #272 in Law Enforcement (Books)
- #346 in Law Enforcement Politics
- #3,437 in Business Management (Books)
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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on November 7, 2022
A lot of good information. Hard book to find but worth the money.
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on July 26, 2019
This book is very easy to read and understand and lends itself to helping study for any police supervisor position.
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on February 8, 2019
Half way through and haven't got much out of it yet. But if you are buying this I'm assuming it is required for your exam
One person found this helpful
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on November 22, 2019
great product excellent packaging
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on March 8, 2020
Good tips, a bit boring but very informative
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on June 17, 2019
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 3, 2020
I recently purchased the this book and haven’t even gotten thru the first chapter and the spine of the book is breaking. Sigh.....
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on May 15, 2019
I didn’t like that everyone I know received the study guide with their book and I did not!