Jul 18, 2024  
Fitchburg State University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
Fitchburg State University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CJ 2012 - Police Administration

3 cr. 3 hr. Offered every other year

This course is a study of the organization, management, and administration of law enforcement agencies.  Topics include police administration in the political arena, organizational theory, police organizational structure, leadership, organizational communication, police subsystem tasks, decision-making, performance evaluation, and organizational improvement.  There will be an emphasis on how theory applies to the real world of policing and applying methods to the critical issues facing police managers.  This course will identify the skills required to supervise and manage law enforcement agencies.  The focus is on the roles of managers and supervisors as leaders, trainers, motivators, and problem solvers, the management and leadership skills necessary to head modern law enforcement agencies will also be discussed. 

Prerequisite(s): CJ 2000 Introduction to Criminal Justice, and CJ 2050 Principles and Practices of Law Enforcement

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