Police Management & Police Department Organization


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1. _____ refers to the administrative activities of coordinating, controlling, and directing police resources, activities, and personnel.

2. In which police department structure are officers assigned a particular role within a specialized unit?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How are police departments run? This is the subject of this quiz and worksheet. You'll have to answer questions regarding styles of policing and department structures.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Be prepared to answer questions about:

  • Line and staff organization
  • Matrix organization
  • Community policing
  • Military management
  • Police management

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the characteristics of police department structures and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what police management involves
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately describe the term that refers to the administrative activities of coordinating, controlling and directing police resources, activities and personnel

Additional Learning

Would you like to know more? Take a look at the corresponding lesson called Police Management & Police Department Organization, and you'll be able to:

  • Explain the main roles within a police department
  • Understand the differences between police department management styles
  • Know what functional organization is