Transformational Leadership and the Police Case Study by Peter Pen

Transformational Leadership and the Police
Examines the role of transformational leadership in the police organization.
# 114981 | 760 words | 2 sources | APA | 2009
Published on Jul 01, 2009 in Psychology (Social) , Business (Human Resources) , Criminology (General)

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This paper reviews the New York City Police Department (NYPD) as an example of the use of organizational culture and transformational leadership to achieve the overall goals of the department. The paper explains that, in a transformational leadership environment, the role of a leader is to motivate and inspire a common vision and goals amongst subordinates. The paper stresses that leaders have to realize that they set the overall tone for the employees.

From the Paper:

"This attitude changed the organizational culture within the agency. Most police officers thought that this type of enforcement left no time to combat major crime. Bratton, as the NYPD's top-cop, created at first a negative organizational climate. He, in essence, transformed the agency to what it is today and in the end there was mixed feelings. Although he had opposition, Bratton's theory made cops and bosses work harder all while reducing overall crime in the city."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Edgar Schein, Organizational Culture and Leadership (1980) pages 373-374
  • William Bratton, Turnaround (1988), How America's Top Cop Reversed the Crime Epidemic page 17

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