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Leadership, Ethics and Policing Challenges for the 21st Century, 2nd Edition

From street cop to chief, this guide develops a wide-range of ethical leadership skills applicable to all police ranks. Moving beyond incident-driven techniques, the book embraces problem-oriented, intelligence-led policing and integrates both ethics and leadership concepts. This edition includes two new chapters to address today’s environment–one on Homeland Security and one on strategic policing. New case studies, examples and applications appear throughout the text and help officers develop essential ethical leadership competencies. For courses in Police Leadership, Administration, Management, Ethics and Supervision.

From the Back Cover

To effectively resolve the law enforcement and public safety challenges of the twenty-first century, all police officers, regardless of rank or position, must possess leadership skills as well as an ethical orientation. All police officers are leaders whether they want to be or not. All officers must communicate well; motivate others; make decisions and resolve conflicts; and demonstrate the ability to plan, organize, implement and evaluate tactics, programs, and strategies while maintaining personal and professional integrity. These activities and abilities are the foundation for ethical leadership competence …the essential ingredient to successful policing.

Leadership, Ethics, and Policing: Challenges for the Twenty-First Century addresses and stresses the need for ethical leadership competence for all police officers. The book integrates theory and practice as it explores the principles of leadership as well as those associated with values, morality, and ethics, and their relationship to police work. Although the focus is on policing, the ethical leadership concepts presented can be applied to virtually any criminal justice or community-oriented government environment. Therefore, the book is appropriate for nonpolice as well as police personnel. It is essential reading for practitioners and students of public safety. The book is a critical ingredient in each step of leadership development for entry-level personnel as well as for seasoned individuals who are preparing for a promotional exam.

Each chapter begins with a set of learning objectives. Key terms and concepts are highlighted in the text and listed for review at the end of each chapter. Discussion questions and scenario-based exercises are also included.

About the Author

Edwin Meese III. Edwin Meese III holds the Ronald Reagan Chair in Public Policy at The Heritage Foundation, a Washington-based public policy research and education institution. He is also a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, California, and a Distinguished Senior Fellow at The University of London’s Institute of United States Studies. Mr. Meese also lectures, writes, and consults throughout the United States on a variety of subjects.

Mr. Meese served as Governor Ronald Reagan’s Executive Assistant and Chief of Staff in California from 1969 through 1974 and as Legal Affairs Secretary from 1967 through 1968. Before joining Governor Reagan’s staff in 1967, Mr. Meese served as Deputy District Attorney in Alameda County, California. From 1977 to 1981, Mr. Meese was a Professor of Law at the University of San Diego, where he served as Director of the Center for Criminal Justice Policy and Management. During this time he also served as Vice Chairman of California’s Organized Crime Control Commission.

Mr. Meese supervised President-elect Ronald Reagan’s transition effort following the November 1980 election. During the presidential campaign, he served as Chief of Staff and Senior Issues Advisor for the Reagan-Bush Committee. From January 1981 to February 1985, Mr. Meese held the position of Counselor to the President, the senior position on the White House Staff, where he functioned as the President’s chief policy advisor.

Mr. Meese served as the 75th Attorney General of the United States from February 1985 to August 1988. As the Nation’s Chief Law Enforcement Officer, he directed the U.S. Department of Justice and led international efforts to combat terrorism, drug trafficking and organized crime. As Attorney General and as Counselor, Mr. Meese was a member of the President’s Cabinet and the National Security Council. He served as Chairman of the Domestic Policy Council and as Chair of the National Drug Policy Board.

In addition to his background as a lawyer, educator, and public official, Mr. Meese has been a business executive in the aerospace and transportation industry, serving as Vice President for Administration of Rohr Industries, Inc. in Chula Vista, California. He left Rohr to return to the practice of law, engaging in corporate and general legal work in San Diego County.

Mr. Meese is the author of With Reagan: The Inside Story, which was published by Regnery Gateway in June 1992, and is co-editor of Making America Safer, published in 1997 by The Heritage Foundation.

Mr. Meese is a graduate of Yale University and holds a law degree from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a retired Colonel in the United States Army Reserve. He is active in numerous civic and educational organizations and currently serves on the boards of the Landmark Legal Foundation, the Capital Research Center, and the National College of District Attorneys, and is the chairman of the governing board of George Mason University in Northern Virginia.

P J. Ortmeier. P J. Ortmeier holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Criminal Justice and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Public Safety Training and Development. He is a U.S. Army veteran, a former police officer, and served as the coordinator of a criminal justice program at a midwestern college for ten years. He has developed and implemented numerous courses and degree programs in law enforcement, corrections, and public safety. As a member of a California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) steering committee, Dr. Ortmeier participated in the creation of a plan to integrate leadership, ethics, and community policing concepts and skill development throughout the entire basic academy for entry-level peace officers.

Currently, Dr. Ortmeier is the Coordinator of the Administration of Justice Program at Grossmont College in El Cajon, California. He also holds teaching positions at California State University, San Marcos, The Union Institute and University, and Webster University in San Diego.

Dr. Ortmeier is the author of Public Safety and Security Administration, Policing the Community: A Guide for Patrol Operations, and Security Management: An Introduction, as well as several articles appearing in journals such as The Police Chief, California Security, Police and Security News, and Security Management. His writing focuses on professional career education, management, leadership, and competency development for public safety personnel.

Dr. Ortmeier is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Society for Law Enforcement Training, the California Association of Administration of Justice Educators, and the American Society for Industrial Security. His current interests include the development of leadership skills and career education pathways for law enforcement and other public safety professionals.

Product Details :

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 2 edition (February 23, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0135154286
  • ISBN-13: 978-0135154281
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.9 x 0.6 inches

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