Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
CJA 251
Course Title:
Management Strategies for Police Leaders
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Course Description

Introduces knowledge, skills and techniques needed for effective management of police personnel. Includes establishing performance objectives, appraisals, discipline discharge and effective communication techniques when handling grievances and other employee issues. Covers labor laws as well as constitutional concepts related to property, liberty and due process. Prerequisites: CJA 230 and CJA 211. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students should be able to:1. Effectively manage police personnel with knowledge of laws related to employment and labor.2. Discern potential legal issues and concerns in order to successfully manage personnel issues.3. Communicate in daily management operations using effective techniques designed to lead to positive outcomes.

Course Activities and Design

Activities may include but are not limited to:? Classroom lecture? Guest speakers? Films and videos? Role playing scenarios? Group discussions

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Methods of assessment may include the following: examinations, quizzes, reports, research papers, class participation, role playing feedback, oral presentations and group activities.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Employee appraisalDiscipline and dischargeEffective communication techniquesConstitutional concepts related to property, liberty and due processFederal and state labor laws