Police evaluations

Police evaluation is a sticky topic as it can be incredibly difficult to measure success for line officers and for the entirety of the police organization. I’m a little bit radical in my approach to evaluation as I believe there should be some element of self goal setting for individual employees. Managers need to assist employees in setting goals that will meet overall organizational objectives. (more…)

Aggressive Patrol

This was initially a post to a discussion board I wrote. It highlights some of the political responsibility that police have when deciding whether or not aggressive patrol should be instituted. I argued for the inclusion of the community in deciding at what point aggressive patrol should be instituted. (more…)

To Compstat or not to Compstat

Compstat is a police administration and management model. This paper was a response to a question of whether or not it should be implemented in a given agency as well as how to go about implementing it. I like many aspects of Compstat as it clarifies expectations within the organization. I’ve used it in non profit and NGO contexts with quite a bit of success since I wrote this paper and encourage the reader to go find out more about Compstat. (more…)