Accession Number : ADA114035


Title :   The Mobilization of Effort: Sergeants, Patrol Officers, and Productivity in an American Agency.


Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept.,


Corporate Author : ALFRED P SLOAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT CAMBRIDGE MA


Personal Author(s) : Van Maanen,John


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a114035.pdf


Report Date : Feb 1982


Pagination or Media Count : 30


Abstract : Police officer productivity in American police agencies is examined in terms of how it is influenced through the efforts of first-line supervision. Drawing on participant-observation data, police sergeants are influential in directing the efforts of their police officer subordinates by virtue of their use of (1) small favors; (2) disciplinary protection; and (3) symbolic (and behavioral) legitimation. Implications are drawn in light of current police management practices. (Author)


Descriptors :   *Supervision , *Police , *Productivity , Management , Leadership , Motivation , Planning , Employee relations , Roles(behavior) , Attitudes(Psychology) , Performance(human) , Jobs , Mobilization , Culture


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE