Supervision Of Police Personnel Chapter 2_1 Flashcards

Terms Definitions
As described by Gulick, list the Chief Executives activities
P.O.S.D.CO.R.B Planning, Organizing, Staffing, Directing, Coordinating, Reporting & Budgeting
What is meant by the word organization?
A structure threw which people work as a group
How may a supervisor best utilize the talents of the natural leader in the orgainization? And what are these leaders called?
A supervisor may best utilize the talents of the natural leader by getting organizational goals accomplished through the natural leaders influence on other subordinates. Informal leaders.
What are the four main bases for dividing work in Police service
Function Performed (Crime Sene, F.I.U) Area (District's, Highway Patrol) Clientele Handled (Juveniles, Adults) Purpose (Civil Affairs, Neighborhood Services)
What is the principal of specialization?
The principal of specialization requires assigning each worker the fewest possible kinds of task or operations in order to improve the quality and increase the quantity of his work and giving him the highest class of work for which his natural ability fit him. ( Only then is the greatest individual productivity possible)
What is the law of productivity?
the law of Productivity requires assigning each worker the fewest possible kinds of task or operations in order to improve the quality and increase the quantity of his work and giving him the highest class of work for which his natural ability fit him. ( Only then is the greatest individual productivity possible)
Define Unity Of Command & discuss the factors that affect its application
This principal requires that every employee be under the direct command of but one supervisor. Violation of principals will cause friction and tend to under mine the supervisors.
(1)Define Span Of Control? (2)How is it affected by organizational structure? (3)What other factors affect span of control?
(1)Span Of Control relates to the number of subordinates who can be supervised affectively by one supervisor (2) Chief of Police & other high ranking administrative officers too frequently attempt to exert direct control over too meany subordinates. (3) capacity of supervisor & those supervised, type & complexity of work.
How does failure to delegate cause bottlenecks in an organization?
By slowing down or stopping affective operations
Why can ultimate responsibility not be delegated?
Because ultimately the supervisor is responsible for the results
Discuss the befits the supervisor can derive from affective delegation
From affective delegation the supervisor can be freed from details of his operation, devote more time to making policy, supervising and planning
What's the exception principle?
The Exception Principle specifies that the head of an organization or unit within it should not find it necessary to act personally on each matter coming under his general jurisdiction. Rather, he should have to act only on those exceptional matters that require his personal attention.
Define the essential nature of completed staff work
The principle of completed staff projects requires that the person to whom the work is assigned through the delegation process complete it so that the only things left to be done by the person who delegated it is to approve it.
How does Delegation, the Exception principle, and the Principle of Completed Staff Work interrelate.
The three principles interrelate because they each involve delegating can do work to subordinates leaving only work that only can be handled by the supervisor
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