Catalogue 2014 - 2015

CJ 346 Supervision of Police Personnel


3 cr.


CJ 101, any 200-level course, junior standing.

Course Description

This course is an overview of police supervision, particularly as it relates to the first line supervisor and the problems presented by the modern police environment and an increasingly complex legal world. The role of the supervisor is examined with respect to the general problems of personnel selection and development and with respect to the specific problems imposed by state and federal laws such as the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and public labor law and collective bargaining as they apply to the daily operations of law enforcement units. The areas of employee discipline, the requirements of due process, handling of complaints against officers by the public, communication, adequate training, civil liability consideration, and performance appraisals are also covered.