Police Administration : Structures, Processes, and Behavior

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-10-22
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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The best-selling, most comprehensive book available for police administration & management,Police Administration 7/epresents a carefully researched and vivid introduction to police organizations that focuses on the procedures, politics and human relations issues that law enforcement managers and administrators must understand in order to succeed. Representing the collective experience of the authors'decades of experience in law enforcement, training, and teaching,Police Administration 7/eis recognized by both the academic and law enforcement communities as the authoritative treatment of this important topic. Chapter topics include the evolution of American policing, community policing, organizational theory, concepts of police organizational design, leadership, organizational and interpersonal communication, human resource management, stress and police personnel, labor relations, legal aspects of police administration, planning and decision-making, financial management, and organizational change and the future. For law enforcement managers and administrators.

Author Biography

Charles R. Swanson


Charles R. "Mike" Swanson received his bachelor and master's degrees in criminology from Florida State University and a doctorate in public administration from the University of Georgia, where he is a faculty member in the Carl Vinson Institute of Government. His primary responsibilities include providing applied research, technical assistance, and training to Georgia units of state and local government.


A former patrol officer and detective with the Tampa Police Department, he also served as Senior Police Planner and Acting Deputy Director of the Florida Governor's Law Enforcement Council. Mike has coauthored five books and is the author or coauthor of numerous monographs, articles, and conference papers.


Dr. Leonard Territo


Dr. Leonard Territo is presently a Professor of Criminology, at the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of South Florida, he served first as a Major and then as Chief Deputy (Undersheriff) with the Leon County Sheriff's Department, Tallahassee, Florida. As Chief Deputy he was responsible for the daily operation of the Leon County Sheriff's Department which employed approximately two hundred deputies and civilians, and had a budget of four million dollars. He also served for almost nine years with the Tampa Police Department and had assignments as a patrol officer, motorcycle officer, homicide, rape, and robbery detective, internal affairs detective, and member o f the police academy training staff. Dr. Territo is the former chairperson of the Department of Police Administration and Director of the Florida Institute for Law Enforcement at St. Petersburg Junior College, St. Petersburg, Florida.


His academic credentials include an Associate in Arts in Police Administration, a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Social Science, a Master of Arts in Political Science, and a Doctor of Education. He is also a graduate of the United States Secret Service Dignitary Protection Seminar and the nationally recognized University of Louisville, National Crime Prevention Institute.


Dr. Territo has served as a lecturer throughout the United States and has instructed a wide variety of police subjects to thousands of law enforcement officials.


Robert W. Taylor


Dr. Robert W. Taylor is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. Previous to assuming this position, he was Professor of Criminal Justice and Public Administration, and Director of the Office of Research Services at the University of Texas, Tyler, Texas.


For the past twenty years, Dr. Taylor has studied police responses to terrorism, focusing on issues in the Middle East. He has traveled extensively throughout the Middle East, meeting several heads of state in that region. He has acted as a consultant to numerous federal agencies on intelligence analysis and terrorism, Middle Eastern groups, and Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Since September 11, 2001, Dr. Taylor has been a consultant to the U.S. Department of Justice working with the Institute for Intergovernmental Research. He acts as a lead instructor in the State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training - SLATT program responsible for training all law enforcement and other related criminal justice professionals (specifically the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Forces -- JTTF and the DEA High Intensity Drug-Trafficking Area Strike Forces -- HIDTA on Middle Eastern groups and issues.


In 1984, Dr. Taylor was appointed as a Research Fellow at the International Center for the Study of Violence at the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, wherein he conducted studies involving international and domestic terrorism, public violence and homicide, computerized mapping, and international drug trafficking. He continues to conduct research in these areas and is the recipient of numerous grants (over $10 million in funded projects). His latest work has concentrated in four areas: 1) International terrorism, especially radical Islam, Middle-Eastern groups, and Palestinian-Israeli conflict; 2) Intelligence analysis and decision-making particularly during protracted conflict or crisis situations; 3) Quality improvement through advanced leadership and management practices; and 4) Evaluation of community policing in the United States.


Dr. Taylor is a graduate of Michigan State University (Master of Science-1973) and Portland State University (Doctor of Philosophy-1981).

Table of Contents

The Evolution of American Policing
Historical Development
Policing Today
Terrorism and Homeland Security
Politics and Police Administration
The Organization and the Leader
Organizational Theory
Organizational Design
Planning and Decision-Making
The Management of Police Organizations
Organizational Communication
Human Resource Management
Labor Relations
Financial Management
Organizational Issues
Stress and Police Personnel
Legal Aspects of Police Administration
Organizational Change and the Future
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