In Unit 2, we learned about organizational structure in a

 In Unit 2, we learned about organizational structure in a police department, organizational policies, the chain of command, and disciplinary procedures.

For your Unit 2 Complete section assignment, write an essay (minimum of 1,200 words and at least three scholarly sources) in which you address the questions below.  Your essay should also incorporate both the READ and ATTEND sections of Unit 2 and you MUST cite your sources in APA format.

  • Define the authority-level principle, to include explaining its basis.  How is it designed to work?  Why is it important to a police organization and why is it so hard to put into effect?
  • What is organizational policy?  Identify and thoroughly describe the four sources of organizational policy, making sure you discuss the origins of these four sources.  Explain how policies differ from procedures, rules and regulations.
  • In Case Study 2, “Rixton,” describe how officers’ behaviors could be improved by using basic organizational principles, as well as policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Is there any time that too many policies, procedures, rules, and regulations can lead to problems within the agency?  Use some examples to support your response.