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Policing strategy: Emphasizes reducing response time to calls-for-service. p. 141

Traditional policing strategy. (p.141)

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The policing strategy of an agency that emphasizes reducing the response time calls for service.

Traditional policing strategy. (p.141)

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The policing strategy In which management may strive to concentrate authority at the top of the organizational hierarchy.

Traditional policing strategy. 141

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Which policing strategy requires strict obedience to formalized lines of communication and reporting?

Traditional policing strategy.

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This is strongly determined by the policing strategies adopted by the agency.

Police agency's structure

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Police agencies using volunteers should be committed to giving it the same commitment it gives to other programs-by clearly establishing:

Volunteer values, vision, mission, and goals.

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Policing strategy: Management's aim is for Decentralization.

Problem solving and community oriented strategies.

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Policing strategies: An agency oriented toward dispersing authority among lower-level employees uses:

Problem solving and community oriented strategies.

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Policing strategies: Management allows communication outside formal, vertical lines of authority.

Problem solving and community oriented strategies.

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Management may aim for decentralization-dispersing authority among lower level employees.

Problem solving and community oriented strategies.

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Being different types within an agency, these may also emphasize different policing strategies.

Divisions, units, departments.

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Different divisions, units, and departments within an agency may have different relationship configurations that do not:

Reflect the structure of the agency's formal organizational chart.

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In a division that operates on the principles characterizing community policing strategy, unit commanders may communicate freely outside:

Formal lines of authority.

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Peers in other units and citizen volunteers are considered individuals outside:

Formal lines of authority.

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How a police agency is structured has close links to what it's:

organizational culture is like.

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An agency may be more likely to have a less formal organizational structure when characterized by:

By a relatively informal, open culture.

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An agency characterized by a relatively informal, open culture may be more likely to have an organizational structure that is:

Less formal and encourages communication across divisions and between individuals who do not have formal authority over one another.

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Less formal organizational structures encourage communications across divisions and:

Between individuals who do not have formal authority over one another.

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This is shaped by the thoughts, speech, actions, values, and beliefs held by people who work in the organization.

Organizational culture.

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Police agencies may differ in their culture but they share:

Common cultural characteristics that make them collectively distinctive from other types of organizations.

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These are shared by police agencies, making them collectively distinctive from other types of organizations.

Common cultural characteristics.

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141. A police chief can set the tone for the:

Organizational culture.

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Organizational cultures: The lines of authority and rules governing communication are rigid in this culture.

Traditional command-and-control culture.

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Organizational cultures: It enables officers to respond swiftly to calls for service and to resolve crisis.

Traditional Command and control culture

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Organizational cultures: Everyone understands who is in charge of which aspects of a service call or a crisis.

Traditional command-and-control culture

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Organizational cultures: People move quickly to fill their roles the instant the need arises.

Traditional command-and-control culture

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People move quickly to fill their roles the instant the need arises when everyone understands:

Who is in charge of which aspects of a service call or a crisis.

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Organizational cultures: Clarity about responsibilities reduces the risk of confusion and delay in officers response time.

Traditional command-and-control culture

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This reduces the risk of confusion and delay in officers response time.

Clarity about responsibilities.

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Organizational cultures: It restricts communication among peers.

Traditional command-and-control culture.