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Application of Management Theory to Criminal Justice Organization
Professor Victor Arnold
October 18, 2011
The fact that Police Officer’s motto is “To Protect and to Serve.” They are responsible for
protecting lives and property; protecting the individuality of the community, as well as protecting the Constitutional Rights of all individuals, despite potential political or social persuasion. Additionally accomplishing their motto by the doing the following: A) Respond to emergency
calls for service, B) Preventing Crimes, C) Providing first-responder medical aid, and D) enforcing of laws and ordinances, resolving disputes, regulating traffic, investigating criminal events, and arresting violators (.Organizational behavior and management in law enforcement (3rd ed. Pg. 36).
Chief Executive and Management Responsibilities:
Police Managers are expected to achieve both goals and objectives of their departments
through the performance of their employees, based on the fact that Managerial and organizational effectiveness depends on the willingness of employees to support and follow direction. Clearly, officers vary in knowledge, skills, and abilities as well as in their commitment to their organizational responsibilities. Thus, in order to understand the Behavioral response, it is necessary for management to understand required critical analysis and knowledge of organizational dynamics and human behavior. Therefore, following the four organizational elements:
A. Purpose: The basic purpose or mission of the police organization is to provide public safety through the prevention and reduction of crime and disorder. Therefore, police organizations are organized into a variety of structural subdivisions. Of which each has an individual function including, a) Patrol, b) Investigations, c) Traffic, d) Special Operations, and e) Staff Support.