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
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. analyze the theories and structure of police organization and leadership styles;
    2. analyze police personnel management;
    3. evaluate measurement of police productivity; and
    4. differentiate between investigative functions and methods utilized in the prevention of crime.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1. management theory and the application to police work
    2. politics and administration and organizations that affect police work
    3. leadership styles
    4. measuring productivity within the police environment
    5. communication within police organizations
    6. patrol functions
    7. investigative functions
    8. traffic control: methods and problems
    9. computer applications to police work and its use in the prevention of crime
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    The assessment of course learning goals is based on participation in classroom discussions, written exams, assignments, papers, and/or performance based tasks and projects.
  4. 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