8th Edition

The Police Manager

ISBN 9781138203129
Published October 9, 2017 by Routledge
422 Pages 40 B/W Illustrations

USD $52.95

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Book Description

The Police Manager, 8th Edition, is a major update, with a completely fresh chapter on school resource officers, based on a new case study, and a new chapter on managing high-profile events. Every police agency today faces the possibility of controversy, and the need to train managers to deal appropriately with the media and the public continues to increase. Green, building on the foundation laid by Ronald Lynch in prior editions, gives practical, field-tested guidance to students and professionals who aspire to leadership roles in law enforcement, providing a comprehensive explanation of issues and challenges that they will face as police supervisors. The book is divided into four parts, covering historical and philosophical underpinnings, behavioral aspects of police management, functional aspects of police management, and major issues in modern police work.

This eighth edition is ideal for police management courses in U.S. undergraduate criminal justice programs, as well as for law enforcement practitioners preparing for promotional examinations. The text is also appropriate for broader criminal justice management courses.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introductory Concepts of Police Management

1. A History and Philosophy of Police Management
2. From Philosophy to Outcomes
3. Organizational Culture

Part 2 Behavioral Aspects of Police Management

4. Leadership Behavior Styles
5. Creating a Breed of Super-Sergeants
6. Succession Planning
7. Organizational Environment
8. Transactional Analysis
9. Understanding Personnel Through MBTI®

Part 3 Functional Aspects of Police Management

10. Management Planning
11. Problem Identification and Decision Making
12. Management by Objectives
13. Fiscal Management

Part 4 Modern Police Management: Major Issues

14. Use of Power
15. The Use of Force
16. Communication During High Profile Crises
17. Civil Liability and Accreditation
18. Ethics for the 21st Century
19. The School Resource Officer Program: Establishing a Police Presence in Schools
20. Assessment Center Process
21. Leading Small and Medium-Sized Law Enforcement Agencies


Appendix A: Orange County Sheriff’s Office General Order
Appendix B: Orange County Sheriff’s Office General Order
Appendix C: Status Report Required Documents
Appendix D: Agreement between the School Board of Orange County, Florida and the Orange County, Florida, Sheriffs Office for the School Resource Officer Program
Appendix E: Orange County Sheriff’s Office Special Order
Appendix F: Orange County Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E./S.R.O./Orientation Week


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Egan K. Green is a professor of criminal justice at Radford University in Virginia. He took over revision of The Police Manager in the seventh edition. His other research interests include rural crime, with a focus on wildlife crime and wildlife law enforcement; he also conducts research on illicit liquor manufacturing and distribution.

Ronald G. Lynch, who died in 2013, was one of the pioneers in encouraging the modern breed of educated, self-directed police officers. His book has been a staple of classrooms and exam preparation materials for decades.

Scott R. Lynch began his career in law enforcement in 1988 as a patrol deputy in the Orange County Sheriff’s office. He rose steadily through the ranks and retired as their staff director. Currently he serves as director of security at Full Sail University in Orlando. He earned an M.S. in criminal justice from the University of Central Florida in 1991. His specializations include event security, private-sector liaison work, school safety, and critical incident management.