CJ 202 - Police Administration

Course Description

This course will present an overview of public administration with the emphasis on the vitality and capacity for pragmatic change within our American police system. This understanding will be brought about by the comprehensive and analytical study of the structures, processes, and behavior of the typical police infrastructure in the United States. Group 2 course.

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Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies

CJ 101

General Education Outcomes supported by this course

Communications - Direct

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Define employment standards for law enforcement officers and administrators.
  • Describe the evolution of American policing.
  • Communicate external and internal influences and controls on police institutions.
  • Articulate the role of Police Administrator.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of law enforcement agencies.
  • Describe basic organizational theories.
  • Convey the nature of leadership, power, and authority in policing.
  • Create a report based on a comprehensive interview with a local police agency administrator.
Human Dimension:
  • Describe the importance of interpersonal and organizational communication in police organizations.
  • Apply human resource management skills to police organizations.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Recognize the role stress presents in police organizations.
  • Describe the influence of organizational change in policing.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Identify best learning modality.