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Imagine that you are a local law enforcement administrator. Answer the following questions in a 2 to 3 page (double spaced) essay.
? What do these data tell you?
? If your graph is most relevant to police or correctional officers: How might this data change the direction you give to line level officers about tactics and deployment?
? What other information might you request to buttress this data and ensure you had the information you needed to make responsible management decisions?
? Are there ways in which these data might be misused?

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Law Enforcement Administrator Review of Statistics

Imagine that you are a local law enforcement administrator. Answer the following questions in a 2 to 3 page (double spaced) essay.
? What do these data tell you?
The table gives me information about full-time sworn officers assigned to respond to citizen calls for service in local police department. The table lists three columns, the population sizes served, the number of full-time sworn officers assigned to respond to citizen calls for service and their percentage.
If we examine the actual data we find that the total officers assigned to citizen calls for service for is 308,849 and this represents 68% of the total police force. The largest number of police assigned to citizen calls for service is 57,530 to population sizes of 1,000,000 or more. The lowest number of officers assigned is 17,159 and these are assigned to populations of size less than 2,500. When we examine the percentages given in this table a different scenario emerges. Between population sizes, less than 2,500 and 500,000 to 999,999 there is a difference in the proportion of officers allotted to citizen calls for service. The smaller the population size, the ...

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## Forensic Psychology Professionals and Police Administration

Police professionals, like other employees, need direction, guidance, training, and reinforcement from their supervisors. Police administrators are responsible for this type of supervision, as well as for ensuring that the overall mission of the department is carried out effectively. In addition, police administrators must be adept in interpersonal skills as they interact with the public, police employees, and higher-level political figures.

Studies have shown that the leadership style of supervisors has a large effect on a police officer's success and morale. In fact, police officers will comply with demands more if their supervisors have a certain style (Schwarzwald, Koslowski, & Agassi, 2001). Knowing this, the forensic psychology professional can have an impact on the police department by working with police administrators to support the leadership traits and styles that render administrators most effective.

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• Select two roles a forensic psychology professional may have when working with police administrators that interest you.

• Consider how forensic psychology professionals in these roles impact police administration, including how that impact trickles down to affect different levels of the police organization.

a description of two roles that a forensic psychology professional may have when working with police administrators. Then, analyze the impact of each role on police administration, and each level of the police organization.

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