Supervisory Practices in Criminal Justice
Unit 6 Assignment
As a Police Department, we need to find ways that will help recruit and retain minorities and women into our law enforcement family that will help them and our community to work as one cohesive unit.
Fix Negative Perceptions about Law Enforcement
Assert clear tactics that are not racially driven
Convictions need to be equally sentenced based on the crime and not due to who you are and the color or your skin
Stop aliening the communities that have more crime
Surveillance and targeting offenders not based on race or gender
Building a mutual respect between the communities and police officers and we need a proactive policing system in place to rebuild the broken relationships.
Wait for people to apply to the agency
Word of mouth about possible hiring of officers
Family members or friends of fellow officers
Visit job fairs
Don’t wait for applicants to find a job with your agency.
Visit academies, high schools, minority colleges, women’s colleges or sororities, correction centers, security companies, cultural festivals, and urban leagues.
Look for them why they are young as they may not know what they want to do in life just yet.
Widen the search area as not only looking in neighboring cities and communities but not putting limitations on residency requirements
Being proactive when searching for minorities and women instead of being passive and waiting for them to apply for the job will help them feel important and needed.
Benefits of Diversity
Acknowledging and Understanding the differences amongst people with age, race, gender, or sexual orientation and are more effective.
Greater success and rewards of a diverse workforce.
Employees are more engaged and learn to respect individual differences.
Learning life lessons and the differences amongst people will help bring positive outcomes and will have officers showing greater interest and success.
Officers held to higher standards
Degree of expectations placed on officers
Officers are always under a microscope
Select bad officers make all officers look bad
Increase the Numbers
Using ethical guidelines to recruit new women and minorities by treating them equally to all other officers, and always lead them to make the right decisions no matter who they are dealing with.
Make sure that all officers are properly trained and treat each other with respect regardless of age, gender, or race.
Discipline those officers that do not uphold those standards.
Positive Discipline involves a systematic approach designed to instruct or guide employees in such a way that they become loyal, dedicated, responsible, and productive members of the organization (More, H., & Miller, L., 2015).
Discipline can be considered positive or good when all police employees share a common sense of purpose or self-discipline to follow policies, procedures, and rules & regulations (More, H., & Miller, L., 2015).
More, H., & Miller, L., (2015). Effective police supervisor, 7th edition, Anderson publishing.