Law Enforcement Group Productivity Narrative Essay by ABCs

Law Enforcement Group Productivity
A case study on how to improve performance and deal with insubordination, from the point of view of a senior patrol supervisor.
# 113330 | 1,111 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2009 | US

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This paper details a firsthand proposal by a senior patrol supervisor for dealing with discipline issues among his immediate subordinates. The writer describes the logical steps he would take to identify the cause of the problem and discusses how he would select the appropriate method to correct it. Should the problem lie with his leadership, the writer explains how he would examine himself and his leadership style, and describes the changes he would make in his manner of relating to his subordinates. The paper concludes that if the proposed changes did not bring about positive results, the patrol supervisor would ask his superiors for assistance in reconciling the issue, because problems in law enforcement work groups can endanger the lives of both officers and civilians.

From the Paper:

"As most law enforcement professionals are aware, law enforcement is a very stressful occupation. While law enforcement has traditionally been stressful, modern officers face new stressors, including shift work, exposure to violence and suffering, frustration with other elements of the criminal justice system, a decrease in camaraderie, fear of disease, increased scrutiny, and increased civil liability for officers. (Newell). Any source of stress can lead to a decrease in job performance. Because the problem is not specific to any officer, I would not look at personal lives or personal problems as the source of the problem. However, some problems can create stress across a unit, especially because if a substantial number of officers are stressed by something, they create a more stressful work environment for their fellow officers."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Franklin Covey. "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People for Law Enforcement." Franklin 2007. Franklin Covey. 3 Aug. 2008 <>.
  • Harris, John. "Picking and Keeping Law Enforcement and Corrections Officers in Florida." Florida Department of Law Enforcement. 2008. Florida Department of Law Enforcement. 3 Aug. 2008 <,%20J.pdf>.
  • Newell, Reginald. "Officer Down, Needs Assistance." CALEA Online. 2007. Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. 3 Aug. 2008 < >.

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