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Common Sense Police Supervision: Practical Tips for the First-Line Leader, Fifth Edition

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Gerald W. Garner
Date Published
365 pages
This book provides information to current and potential police supervisors on how to use common sense to be an effective leader.
This updated, fifth edition provides more real-life examples pertaining to leadership issues and expands the discussion aimed at helping police supervisors plan for their future in law enforcement. The information in the book is presented in 18 chapters: 1) What is Supervision?; 2) Preparation for the Role of Police Supervisor; 3) Ethics of Police Supervision; 4) Qualities of a Leader; 5) The Police Leader as an Educator; 6) The Police Leader as an Evaluator; 7) The Police Leader as a Disciplinarian; 8) The Police Leader as a Planner; 9) The Police Leader as a Communicator; 10) The Police Leader as a Counselor; 11) The Police Leader as a Manager; 12) The Police Leader as a Complaint Processor; 13) Some Special Problems; 14) The Police Leader's Role in Community Policing; 15) The Police Leader's Role in Officer Survival; 16) The Police Leader as Agency Spokesperson; 17) The Police Leader's Role in Exceptional Customer Service; and 18) Where Do I Go from Here? Each chapter in the book concludes with a final section titled "Points to Remember." This section provides a quickly-read and easily remembered checklist of the chapter's most important points. Index