CRIJ250 Police Organization and Administration
Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Criminal Justice
- I. Course Number and Title
- CRIJ250 Police Organization and Administration
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- CRIJ100 (C or better)
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course introduces students to past and present police administration practices. The areas of focus include the operational procedures of both large and small departments and the administrative problems and principles associated with governmental and business administrations.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- analyze the theories and structure of police organization and leadership styles;
- analyze police personnel management;
- evaluate measurement of police productivity; and
- differentiate between investigative functions and methods utilized in the prevention of crime.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
computer applications to police work and its use in the prevention of crime
- management theory and the application to police work
- politics and administration and organizations that affect police work
- leadership styles
- measuring productivity within the police environment
- communication within police organizations
- patrol functions
- investigative functions
- traffic control: methods and problems
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsThe assessment of course learning goals is based on participation in classroom discussions, written exams, assignments, papers, and/or performance based tasks and projects.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:See class syllabus.
Review/Approval Date - 11/98; Revised 4/2011; New Core 8/2015