Police Midterm Flashcards
How many sworn officers does NBPD have
a deliberate arrangement of people doing specific jobs, following procedures to accomplish a set of goals by some authority
"father of sociology"
max weber-- bureaucracy
chain of command
chain of command can be violated when
an emergency exists
chain of command always starts with the
chief of police
span of control
the number of officers a superior can supervise effectively
civil service system
designed to eliminate political influence
civil service system was created in 1881 by the
Is the process of removing sworn officers for noncritical or nonenforcement tasks and replacing them with civilians or nonsworn employees
The concept of dividing the tasks of an organization according to personnel, area, time, and function or process is called
division of labor
is an organizational model marked by hierarchy, promotion on professional merit and skill, the development of career service, reliance on and use of rules and regulations, and impersonality of relationships among career professionals in the bureaucracy and with their clientele.
The concept that each individual in an organization is directly accountable to only one supervisor is called
unity of command
Chain of command may be violated in two situations,
when speed is necessary or an emergency exists
In very large police departments, separate units may be established to perform each task. In smaller departments, the task may be grouped together in various ways to be performed by certain units or people._________are defined as activities that benefit other units within the police department, but on a more regular and frequent basis than do administrative activities.
The ______identifies the important tasks that must be performed by police officers, and then identifies the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform those tasks.
According to the text, if a competent job analysis is performed, the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for performance in that department are judged to be
is the ability to interpret, understand, and manage one’s own and others’ emotions.
Among law enforcement agencies in 2007, _____percent required a high school diploma as a minimum requirement for hiring as a police officer.
is the label given to the current generation of 18-to 26- year -olds. Police recruiters will have to tap into the desires of this group.
occurs when the selection rate of any gender, race, or ethnic group is less than 80 percent of the selection rate for the group with the highest selection rate.
have been criticized for discriminating against some candidates, particularly women and physically small members of certain minority groups
physical agility testing
The initial training a police officer receives is called
The average probationary period for police officers ranges from
12 to 18 months
The average probationary period for police officers ranges from ___ hours of academy training