Police policies and procedure policy refers to the

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Police policies and procedure POLICY- refers to the general plan of action that serves as guide in the operation of the organization. It makes up the basic framework of management decisions that set the course what the organization should follow. It defines the authority and responsibility of supervisors in their job of directing group efforts and implementing personnel programs.
Types of police policies According to origin: a. Originated Policy- comes from top management b. Appealed Policy- born when problem arises at the lower level c. Imposed Policy- comes from the government in the forms of laws etc. According to subject matter: a. General Statement of Principles- policies in broad terms such as objectives, philosophy and creed b. Specific Rules- cover specific situations
Various means of dissemination of Policies Police Handbooks – contains information about benefits and services, organizations history, structure, its officers, etc. Police Manual – covering all police personnel policies and procedures. Memoranda and Circulars – communicating policies to all, fast and provide greatest assurance of reaching every employee. Bulletin Boards – policies, activities, rules and regulation maybe printed and post into this.
Meetings and Conferences – held to inform officers about new policies..gives officers opportunity to ask questions and clarifications. Police Publications – communication has gained importance in recent years,,because of it, org. spend huge amount of money on publication.
Police Job Description and Specification Job Description – An abstract of information derived from the job analysis report, describing the duties performed, the skills, the training, and experience required the responsibilities involved, the condition under w/c the job is done, and relation of the job to the other job in the organization. Job Specification – The specification of the minimum personal qualifications in terms of trait, skill, knowledge and ability required of a worker to perform the job satisfactorily.
What is Records? Are account in writing, print or in some other permanent form intended to perpetrate knowledge of facts or events. They are primarily means of communication among the members of the police department. The effectiveness of a police department is directly related of quality of its records. Is the narration of facts/events transpired in a document that will serve as future reference.
What is Record Management? The application of systematic control concerning the creation, maintenance and destruction of records required in conjunction with the operation of the organization. It is the systematic way of preserving, caring, and filing of important records.
The Record Cycle Creation Classification Storage Retrieval Purging or Retention Transfer Archival Storage or Disposition
Terminology of Storage Filing – actual placement of materials in a storage container generally a folder, acc. to a plan.

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