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ExamFOCUS Study Notes on Police Promotion Exams

With heavy focus on management, administration and supervision

The module is not state specific. Review questions will benefit you along your preparation effort regardless of your jurisdiction. 


The police promotion exam is comprehensive. One has to go through a lot of readings for learning the various exam topics. On the other hand, intensive review can focus your attention to your weak areas. This is where we fill the gap - you may think of our product as the unofficial supplement to the various exam readings, or you may view it as a standalone module with a focus on building up your exam readiness, THROUGH HEAVY FOCUS ON THE TOUGH TOPICS.

This study module places heavy focus on police management, administration and supervision.

Police promotion exams have questions that ask you to make the most appropriate decisions under some unique yet difficult situations. You are expected to pick the best possible options. To do this you need to know the underlying theories, principles and philosophies.

Managing a police organization is similar to managing most other types of organization - you are dealing with people, and you need to have the soft skills necessary to lead, to motivate, to communicate, and to manage. We design this study notes from the ground up to fulfill such needs -  you will learn the underlying foundation of all these soft skills so you can pick the best answers even when the questions are extremely difficult and tricky.



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SAMPLE TEXT on Police Management

Police Management is the administration of the application of enforcing laws and policy of an organized political state, and also the authority to operate and run an organization designed primarily for such purposes. It may also include the authority of supervisory capacity governing over those entrusted with enforcing said rules and regulations.

Thompson and Stricklandís (1998) framework of strategic management provides five major activities of strategic management, which are:

  • Deciding what field the organization will be in, forming a strategic vision, offering a set of values and a general strategy.

  • Identifying strategic issues and setting strategic objectives.

  • Crafting strategic plans of action.

  • Developing and implementing the strategic plans of action for functional units.

  • Evaluating, revising and refocusing for the future.

The first three deals with strategy formulation, while the last two deals with strategy implementation. Strategy formulation activities can be further broken out into activities that focus on the organization as a whole and activities specific to managing specific functions.

Unit fixed costs may vary inversely when more or fewer units are produced and sold. If total production and sales increase, unit fixed costs would decrease. On the contrary, if total production and sales decrease, unit fixed costs would increase.

Fixed costs may be broken into discretionary and committed costs based on whether one can quickly eliminate a particular fixed cost in the short run. With Discretionary Fixed Costs, one may easily change discretionary fixed costs in the short run by spending more or less on the particular cost item. Generally, in the short run a business will not be adversely affected if costs such as these got eliminated. On the other hand, one would not be able to easily change committed fixed costs in the short run.

SAMPLE TEXT on Vision, Mission and Values

A vision is managementís view of the kind of organization it is trying to create, and its intent to stake out a particular position. A mission statement defines an organizationís field and provides a clear view of what the organization is trying to accomplish. Values are the strong enduring beliefs and tenets that the organization holds. They help to define the organization and differentiate it from other competitors. Statements of general strategy portray how the organization plans to pursue its vision and mission.

Under the concept of values-led police work, the police leader has a fundamental responsibility to the staff and to the community. Entitlement is the precursor belief that leads to wrongful acts, ranging from minor to felonious. Entitlement spans the rank structure, and facilitates Politics-based policing. To properly establish a values-based policing, the police organization must invest resources into permitting officers to review the dynamic process of values formation and deterioration.

When developing a set of values for the police department, it is not really a must to come up with a lengthy list. A few key values which, when taken together, represent what the organization considers important would be sufficient. Police management has to ensure that the values of the department are well articulated throughout the police organization. There should be a proper system in place to facilitate effective communication of the values.



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