This course has been determined to qualify for AZPOST continuing credit.
This 12 hour course is a management education and training program designed to prepare rural law enforcement executives for the unique challenges they face as agency heads of small police and sheriff’s departments. It addresses a variety of management issues and provides an in-depth presentation of the various aspects of police administration to include the social, political, organizational, and leadership dynamics that influence how rural law enforcement agencies are run, while also providing them with a forum to discuss common problems and explore workable solutions. The format encourages participants to share ideas and build relationships with others in their field.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: The course is designed to accomplish the following objectives:
• To present an understanding of the components of a rural/small police organization and how they are interrelated with each other and dependent upon and influenced by their external environment;
• To present an overview of the fundamental principles governing organizational theory, management practices, and employee supervision;
• To examine the aspects of human behavior, personnel administration, and the direction and control of employees within police organizations; and
• To acquaint students with various decision making problems facing contemporary police leaders.