This is a comprehensive, up-to-date introduction to police administration for courses in police administration and for officers preparing for sergeant's exam. Covering all major administration areas, this balanced treatment of theoretical concepts and practice provides students with an understanding of how and why police agencies are administered and the options or alternatives available to the administrator. Practical applications and case studies, usually from specific departments, support the theoretical concepts. An overview of the political process delineates the relationship between the police and government. Strong coverage of planning activities covers planning, programming, and budgeting. Court cases are provided throughout to promote understanding of legal concepts which apply to the various aspects of administration.
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The Nature and Setting of Police Administration
The Environment of Administration
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