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What Every Chief Executive Should Know
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Leadership: Texas Hold 'Em Style
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What is a Hero?: The American Heroes Press Short Story Anthology
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police officers, criminal justice professionals and other law enforcement officals have authored numerous books on these policing related subjects.

A solid criminal justice degree includes course work on police administration.

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International Chief of Police

Police Executive Research Forum  (Enter as a guest or join)

National Criminal Justice Reference Service

Rand Organization

National Institute of Justice

Community Oriented Policing Services

Institute for Law Enforcement Administration

National Center for Women in Policing /

California POST Command College (Library)

Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Air Force Research Laboratory Human Effectiveness Directorate

Institute for Law & Justice

Writing Resources:


Punctuations - The Use of Commas


Quick links to Research Writing using the APA style (American Psychological Assn.) Beware! The more writing youre going to be doing, the more references and bibliographies youre going to need to do. You may as well get used to it if youre pursuing advanced degrees.

vs APA Style: An Overview

APA vs. MLA Documentation

 APA Style (Interactive Presentation)

 APA Style guide for Electronic Sources

 Examples of APA Style

 Capital Community College  - APA Style

 Writing Sociology Papers

 Using Modern Language Association (MLA) Format, Purdue University

 MLA Honolulu Community College

 Capital Community College MLA Style

More on MLA Style

Charts in MLA and APA

 Research Tips:

 Evaluating Web-based Resources

Web resources for you to review:


The Institute for Law Enforcement Administration
(formerly The Southwestern Law Enforcement Institute), is one of the premier learning centers for law enforcement executives, managers and supervisors.


The Josephson Institute of Ethics.
Character Counts and the Six Pillars of Character TRRFCC: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, Citizenship

Kohlbergs stages of Moral Development


Pointman Leadership Institute

Bob Vernon, Retired Assistant Chief, LAPD
Author of Eight Ethics of Highly Effective Leaders


Situational Leadership (Hershey-Blanchard)


Ken Blanchard


Paul Hersey


California POST Command College (Command college papers)
Instructions:    Click on: Library, Clearinghouse & Resources
                        Click on: Library Catalog
                        Click on: Search for Command College Projects
                        Go to: "Subject" under Submit Query and type in the subject you
                        want to read papers on.


                        For example, you may have to type in key words like Leaders,
                        Managers, Change, etc. and this is an example of a Post
                        College paper:

                        EMPLOYEES TO ACCEPT CHANGE BY THE YEAR 2006?
                        By Captain Merlin Switzer Sacramento Sheriffs Department,
                        Command College Class XXX, 2001.
Call Number: 30-0608

                        In most cases, theres a direct link to the article:   HERE


Community Oriented Policing (COPS)

A national database for all things related to COP.


The Center for Problem Oriented Policing:

 Problem-oriented policing is designed to identify and remove the causes of recurring crime and disorder problems that harm communities. This is a sister site to the COP site, and both are full of data, training, resources, for the serious criminal justice student and aspiring police officer.


by Lawrence W. Sherman. Linked to the COP/POP processes, they are recipes for successful crime fighting, but the issue revolves around relationships and commitment for change. :


COMPSTAT related issues.

                COMPSTAT is the Computerized system that William Bratton used to
                 help successfully turn the tide of crime in New York, and is now being
                 modeled  worldwide. The application of technology in policing is the
                 wave of the future, but it is not a panacea. These sites are related to
                crime analysis.

COPS Report: Crime Analysis in America Findings and Recommendations.

Product of the findings of a recent study that examined key aspects of crime analysis. In 2000, the University of South Alabama's Center for Public Policy conducted an extensive study of crime analysis operations in American law enforcement agencies.


Department of Justice (DOJ,)

A national site for research, statistics, and more


The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)

Check out their library of publications and links.


Law Enforcement Online (LEO).

LEO is a national interactive computer communications system and information service, an Intranet exclusively for the law enforcement community


Mapping Crime: Principle and Practice

This resource introduces the science of crime mapping to police officers, crime analysts, and other people interested in visualizing crime data through the medium of maps, such as in crime analysis.


National Archive of Criminal Justice Data


National Criminal Justice Reference Service


National Center for Women in Policing


National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE)


National Association of Black Law Enforcement Executives


National Institute of Justice

NIJ is the research, development, and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice and is dedicated to researching crime control and justice issues. NIJ provides objective, independent, evidence-based knowledge and tools to meet the challenges of crime and justice, particularly at the State and local levels


National Institute of Justice, Batterer Intervention Programs

This is related to domestic violence and the issues of mitigating or preventing recidivism among those who batter their families.


Police Executive Research Forum. (PERF)

Resource for law enforcement related research, particularly for policy issues and model programs.


            For example; they have the full report - Kansas City Patrol Experiment
            which  was a benchmark of the effectiveness of patrol.


Police Foundation, Study on Police and Civil Disorder. Issues, research and topics related to riots and civil unrest.


Rand Corporation Santa Monica

Think Tank of tremendous resources for public safety and other issues


Servant Leadership

A Journey into the Nature of Legitimate Power and Greatness by Robert K. Greenleaf


Stephen R. Covey Author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, The 8th Habit,  Principle Centered Leadership,, First Things First, etc.


 Articles & Abstracts; More resources that you may find helpful


Mentoring: Best Practices for Institutionalizing Mentoring Into Police Departments

Authors: Chief Harvey Sprafka, Knoxville, Iowa Lt. April H. Kranda, (Ret), Fairfax County, Virginia (International Association of Chiefs of Police)


LAPD Plan of Action



LAPD Christopher Commission Report (From Human Rights Watch Shielded from Justice



LAPD Report of the Rampart Independent Review Panel (Rampart Scandal)


Team Building Models:


Team work in Groups: Tubbs Model

Tubbs, Stewart. (1995). A systems approach to small group interaction. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1995.


Team work in Groups: Fishers Model

Fisher, B. Aubrey. (1970). Decision emergence: Phases in group decision making. Speech Monographs, 37, 53-66.


More Leadership and Change


Principles of Leadership (A great resource!)


Managing Change:




Also, as a side bonus remember whenever you do research on a paper, it will also have a a bibliography for further references for your use. If youre going to get serious about your academic progress, he or she with the biggest bibliography and literature review wins!



A list of book references that may be helpful to you:


Some may be a little pricey, but they are great resources for those on the management path. You can find them on line at reduced prices.


Turnaround. By Wm. Bratton, now LAPD's chief, formerly from NY and Boston. It's really a good look at how putting the right people in the right places (Warren Bennis, "Good to Great," says successful management is getting the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus, and the right people in the right seats!" ) Bratton's book exemplifies this perfectly, as well as the innovative use of hand's on management styles, getting buy in and ownership, and fighting crime from the bottom up, which embodied the use of COP/POP.

Transforming Leadership; Equipping yourself and Coaching others to build the Leadership Organization. by Terry D. Anderson. (1998)

Every Officer is a Leader: Transforming Leadership in Police, Justice and Public Safety. John Welter, Marily Hamilton, John Ledoux, Gene Stephens, et al. CRC Press (1999)


Leadership, Ethics and Policing. Edwin Meese III and P.J. Ortmeier, 2004. This a focus on the ethical leadership competencies required of all police personnel, including front line officers in community policing environments, and why traditional leadership strategies are no longer appropriate


Good to Great: "Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't. by Jim Collins


Management of Organizational Behavior: Leading Human Resources
 Paul; Hersey, Kenneth H. Blanchard, Dewey E. Johnson


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