Effective Police Supervision, 9th Edition


Effective Police Supervision, 9th ed., is a time-tested text providing complete coverage of the organizational dynamics surrounding leadership of teams in an effective police department. This revised edition provides readers with the tools to excel and advance with up-to-date and timely scholarly research and legal case law on supervision. Special attention is given to recruitment, selection, and retention of police, commonly believed to be the most challenging internal issue facing agencies today. Supervisory tactics are evaluated in terms of how they work not only in the United States but in the United Kingdom and Canada as well, and chapters are enhanced with boxed features that help the reader connect ideas with realistic situations.

Combining behavioral theory and updated case studies, Effective Police Supervision is the preferred textbook for college-level classes on police supervision and is an essential resource for preparation for promotional exams and career development for law enforcement officers and supervisors. Information has been included to respond to current issues facing law enforcement with Covid-19 and managing protests.

Softcover, 586 pages


  1.  Supervision—The Management Task
  2. Community-Oriented Policing and Problem Solving—Improving Neighborhood Quality of Life
  3. Interpersonal Communications—Striving for Effectiveness
  4. Motivation—A Prerequisite for Success
  5. Leadership—The Integrative Variable
  6. Team Building—Maximizing the Group Process
  7. Change—Coping with Organizational Life
  8. Performance Appraisal—The Key to Police Personnel Development
  9. Training, Coaching, Counseling, and Mentoring—Helping Officers Grow and Develop
  10. Discipline—An Essential Element of Police Supervision
  11. Internal Discipline—A System of Accountability
  12. Supervising the Difficult Employee—Special Considerations
  13. Supervising Minorities—Respecting Individual and Cultural Differences
  14. Tactical Operations—Critical Incident Deployment
  15. Labor Relations—Problem Solving through Constructive Conflict
  16. Homeland Security and Terrorism—A Changing Role



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