Concepts of Law Enforcement Administration

(Revised First Edition)
Edited by John Foust
©2013, 512 pages

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    This text approaches law enforcement administration from a concept approach, which is somewhat different from approaches found in traditional textbooks on the topic. In Concepts of Law Enforcement Administration, John Foust focuses on concepts that are essential to effective administration, as opposed to convoluted theory found in other books. In this book, you will find ten basic concepts that will help any administrator excel in his or her position.

    Concepts presented in this book are: understanding the basics of administration; how to be an effective leader and manager; building relations, both internally and externally; establishing sound practices of accountability; managing your resources efficiently; instituting positive values and ethical guidelines; hiring and managing your personnel effectively; understanding major personnel legal issues; keeping your organization healthy; and protecting your agency from liability.

    To fully address the meaning of each concept, several readings are presented in each category, with over fifty readings found in the text. The reader will leave this text with a comprehensive grasp of the issues involved in law enforcement administration.

    John Foust is employed as a Special Assistant to the Chief of the the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C. He has previously worked as a senior-level manger in the training division, in the department's Professional Development Bureau. Prior to moving to Washington, Mr. Foust was the director of the Del Mar Regional Police Academy in Corpus Christi, Texas. He began his career in law enforcement in New Mexico in 1978. He holds a bachelor's degree in criminology and a master's degree in criminal justice. He teaches classes part time in criminal justice for the University of Maryland University College and the University of Maryland, College Park.
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