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POLICE c are PSPOL 212 CASE STUDIES IN POLICE supervision ELIZABETH DIAZ FALL 2012 POLICE SUPERVISION PSPOL 212 POLICE SUPERVISION CASE STUDY (2A) ELIZABETH DIAZ 10/14/2012 lam use up police military murdericer Jacob Goulde is a member of the Town of Utopia patrol Department. Hes a married father of two. incumbent Goulde has had a real good run federal agency record in the nine years hes shapeed for the Utopia Police Department, merely recently hes been observed making sloppy mis gulls and his manner is increasingly disturbing to his supervisor, serjeant-at-law Wentworth.During the pass four or five months, Office Goulde has been turning in his reports late and with many mistakes. Hes plowed off from mesh repeatedly, and groundn up late to some(prenominal) of his offers, which is an ridiculous pattern for him. Hes missed an important police team run into simply because he forgot about it. Hes also disregarded his radio on the roof of his patrol car, he dr ove off and the radio sustained damage that amounted to over six hundred dollars ($600). by and by macrocosm confronted by Sgt.Wentworth in a see between the two, dominanceholder Goulde was evasive with his answers and confrontational toward his sergeant utter he was probably feeler down with a cold or something as a way of explanation for his abnormal air. As a parting remark he state get off my back and left the hurting suddenly. afterward being assigned desk duty, Desk sergeant-at-law Katz also observed odd behavior from police officer Goulde on his tour. He brought it up to police sergeant Wentworth who on that pointfore asked Desk police sergeant Katz to put this in writing so that he can take a different course of action with ships officer Gould.ISSUES Mainly the issues that hedge this case are the fact that Sergeant Wentworth has observed all of this declining behavior from Office Jacob Goulde and has non immediately intervened to find out the cause of thi s natural attitude shift. Sergeant Wentworth should not reach had an unofficial meeting with his officer, muchover instead a more official gathering and offered support to the officer in invest to figure out what is causing all of these wicked mishaps.Desk Sergeant Katz is also suffering from the passing the buck syndrome. subsequently policeman Goulde was assigned desk duty on his shift, Sgt. Katz should have taken more es moveial measures after discovering Officer Goulde drinking from a suspicious looking nursing bottle and later smelling alcohol on his breath. Even though Officer Goulde isnt his immediate debt instrument, in a police department e really superstar and only(a) is responsible not only of solving the crime but of holding from each one new(prenominal) accountable for their errors.SOLUTION (S) A police officer is held accountable to the highest horizontal surface of the law, but a supervisor is held at an even higher timeworn because theyre in charge o f overseeing their subordinates. Sgt. Wentworth has failed to approach the issue when it first let downed, thence not being proactive. Now, hes stuck with this issue and isnt exactly sure how to follow suit. He must remember that he is the one in command and the one that needs to fare rules and guidelines for the subordinates to follow.Perhaps giving the officer desk duty to be observed closely wasnt the best estimation since he should have been the one to look more closely into this trouble with his officer. Sergeant Wentworth should have made Officer Goulde go to mandatory focal point to religious service him with his problems, whatever they are. If he suffers from any sort of substance horror or emotional distress, he would get the necessary help by means of the psych services offered by the department (EIU). Also, they have to nock up a plan for the two to meet regularly and discuss the effects of the therapy and interpret out a route with a mutual goal.If this probl em persists, Sergeant Wentworth has to take the written report by Desk Sergeant Katz and go through with(predicate) the appropriate channels for a formal hearing, that go forth somewhat string Officer Goulde to answer questions without allowing him any opportunity to walk out. He has already demonstrated that he has no regard for his Sergeant by being evasive and walking out. Sergeant Wentworth has to become a democratic loss leader in order to aid his subordinates with any problems theyre facing. POLICE SUPERVISION PSPOL 212 POLICE SUPERVISION CASE STUDY (2B)ELIZABETH DIAZ 10/14/2012 BACKGROUND Sergeant Wentworth is a sergeant at the Town of Utopia Police Department. afterward graduating high school and attending at the University of Pleasant, he took the exam for the Utopia Police Department and scored deem 3 which landed him a job in 1986. After his probation period ended, he was placed into one of the more originative police police squads. Sergeant Robert Hulett, who w as cognize as an energetic workaholic, delayed Wentworth. He scored number one on the entrance, sergeant and lieutenant examinations for the department.He was even divulge know for his ability to train and develop new officers. Wentworth was bright, quick to learn and had very high aspirations about becoming a great officer in this department and was grateful of being trained by Sergeant Hulett. Officer Shapiro has been an officer with the Utopia Police Department since 1971 and is assigned to Squad Z. He is known around the department for being a quiet individual who worked at his own steady pace. The work he turned in contained errors but generally it was birth pretty accurately and somely on time.Sometimes, Officer Shapiros slow manner of delivering and of working irritated his associate officers and most of all Sergeant Wentworth, who needed him to respond a short more promptly to situations that needed attention. Officer Shapiros work attendance was fairly reliable thou gh he never placed promptness very high on his priority list. Shapiros absence last Monday however, caused a great deal of issues to his squad. Several officers had been sent to the Police consort for their firearms qualifications that left the squad short handed for road patrol.Shapiro didnt cancel in until an hour after his shift was supposed to start, to say he wouldnt make it in to work. Sergeant Wentworth had to cover his shift after speaking to Lieutenant Dunbar, who expressed his disappointment with Wentworth about his mismanaging his staff. Lt. Dunbar became even more infuriated when he learned that the tasks assigned to Sgt. Wentworth had not been completed. Sgt. Wentworth summoned Officer Shapiro to his office on Tuesday and advised him that this situation needs to be rectified or there would be a formal complaint filed against him. ISSUESSquad Z and Sergeant Wentworth are having serious issues with the work performance of Officer Shapiro and the issues that have locom ote because of his erratic work attendance. Officer Shapiros slow work deportment presents a serious contrast between the fast pace work environment of his squad. Officer Shapiros work attendance has caused serious issues not only for Squad Z but also for Sergeant Wentworth who was reprimanded by Lt. Dunbar. Sgt. Wentworth was forced to cover the shift of Officer Shapiro when most of the squad members were sent off for their firearms qualifications. Lt.Dunbar expressed his disappointment in Sgt. Wentworth for mismanaging his staff and not belongings proper track of the people he oversees. Although Officer Shapiros work is turned in and completed in a timely fashion, it relieve contains errors and he seems to be suffering from low work morale, which is wherefore he seems unmotivated to be the best officer he can be. After discussing the possible repercussions of this continued behavior with Officer Shapiro he simply shrugged his shoulders and asked to be dismissed, a clear indica tion that he doesnt care or isnt intimidated by a threat of ormal complaints against him. SOLUTION (S) Sgt. Wentworth, as a supervisor has to have the ability to be a decision-maker and raiment up strict guidelines for his staff to follow. Also, have the correct attitude to train his subordinates. A supervisor cannot criticize his subordinates, but instead needs to urinate an atmosphere where his officers will want to work efficiently. Sergeant Wentworth has to create a work environment where there is high morale and his officers feel rich and united, and demonstrate he is capable of patience with training the subordinates.As a supervisor, he has to recognize the necessity of training employees because they are the organizations most important resource. Sergeant Wentworth should send officer Shapiro for a refresher-training course where his skills will be refreshed and reinforced, to ensure that he is performing to the best of his abilities. His skills play a very important role in the day-to-day good-tempered operations of his squad. Also, he should set up some time excursus to review his work performance until he is satisfied they are up to department standards. POLICE SUPERVISION PSPOL 212POLICE SUPERVISION CASE STUDY (3B) ELIZABETH DIAZ 10/14/2012 BACKGROUND As the squad supervisor for Squad Z, Sergeant Wentworth has been concerned with the poor performance of the squads officers and the recent snitch in summonses and arrests. Sergeant Wentworth has been determined to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of his squad and as a result has decided to arrange a squad meeting and has placed it for the last day of the 84 tour of squad Z, to ensure that the whole squad will attend. This meeting is an unbuttoned forum style to allow everyone to air his or her grievances.On the day of the meeting, Sgt. Wentworth candid the meeting by inviting everyone to voice their concerns about the reasons why theres poor performance and lack of productivity coming from this squad. The first one to offer to speak was Officer Lockwood, who has always been someone hard to advance with. According to Sgt. Wentworth she blames the supervisors for the lack of production from the squad. She went on to say that the faulty radio detection and ranging units purchased by the department are the reason for the decrease in summonses since theyre always in for repairs.She also expressed that it is the supervisors responsibility to provide their officers with working equipment. A remark by Officer Gardenia was very insensitive to Officer Lockwood, who left the room in tears and never returned. Next was Officer Griffin who has issues with some(prenominal) officers who do not nifty out the squad cars, then called them sloppy pigs. Officers Goulde and Shapiro supported Griffins claims stating that maybe theyre dirty because supervisors fail to report them but they also took personal offense to Griffins name calling, which then set off several exchanges about sexism and passing the buck.Sgt. Wentworth who had been quietly observing these exchanges said, This meeting was a mistake. Officer McBride, who is usually quiet, spoke and said that the supervisors never really listen to their complaints. She also went on to say that in several occasions theyve reported the faulty equipment, the conditions of the squad cars and that the morale on the squad has fallen dangerously low. Officer Griffin agrees with Officer McBrides claims saying he believes the supervisors are only interested in productivity and not listening to what they have to say.Sgt. Wentworth promised that he would take seriously the claims hes heard today. He then thanked Officer McBride for voicing her opinion and she tell that its only the tip of the iceberg and that there are other more serious things sledding on in this department than he realizes. She advised him to patrol the streets and check on what his officers are doing. ISSUES The main issues in this case study are the lack of productivity and decrease in arrests/summonses of Squad Z. There is an obvious underlying reason as to why this squads morale has taken a nosedive.Sergeant Wentworths behaviour during the squad meeting was unnerving. He should have never allowed Officer Gardenia to speak to Officer Lockwood in such a way. If his intention was to hear the issues of his officers then he should have never allowed these shouting matches to go on in his presence. Although Officer Griffins concerns were valid he shouldnt have let him go at it with Officers Goulde and Shapiro. Lastly, he shouldnt have said that the meeting was a mistake, thats not reflective of a leader. He shouldve considered that the meeting wouldnt just go smoothly.In fact, he shouldve prepared himself for several possible outcomes of the meeting, thats what a true leader does. Clearly there are serious issues that arent being handled by supervisors in order to restore morale and productivity to this squad. Sergeant Wentwo rth shouldve have undermined Sergeant McBride by telling her shed only been here a little bandage when she intended to give him further perspective about the real issues going on around the squad. Sgt. Wentworth needs to stop the buck here. SOLUTION (S) In order to solve the issues that plague Squad Z, Sgt.Wentworth needs to sit down and make a plan that will show goals he wants for the squad and a time frame in which they must be done by. He has to consider the claims made by his officers and take them seriously. This is the moment when he has to become a Democratic Leader and seek ideas from his subordinates to ensure that these problems are eradicated. Sergeant Wentworth has to lead by example and treat his subordinates as colleagues, as oppose to trying to exert his will over them. He should make it mandatory that his officers attend a team-building seminar to bring his quad together and help them communicate with each other better and therefore making them better communicators toward their supervisors. Sergeant Wentworth seems to not take seriously the internal complaints of his officers, but this should be so. A supervisors job is to take serious and show importance to all complaints no matter how important or not they seem to him, because clearly it is important to his subordinate. Sergeant Wentworth needs to work on paying close attention to these complaints, as they seem to be the start of the bigger issues.POLICE SUPERVISION PSPOL 212 POLICE SUPERVISION CASE STUDY (4B) ELIZABETH DIAZ 10/14/2012 BACKGROUND Sergeant Wentworth went out on patrol briefly after twelve midnight, when he observed two patrol cars lay side by side in an alleyway. After approaching the cars, he asked officer Shapiro and Ashford what they were doing outside their sectors. Officer Shapiro replied they were just talking about where they would meet up later in their shift, which is in clear violation of the regulations set forth by the Utopia Police Department.Sgt. Wentworth s ent them both on their way. As he continued to patrol the town, he heard dispatch call patrol car 91 for several minutes. Without response, dispatch gave the call to patrol car 92, which was in a different sector. Sgt. Wentworth called headquarters and asked what was car 91s last known location and went in search of it. He tried to locate car 91 and the officer but uncomplete could be found. Officer Ashford, of car 92, told the Sergeant that some cars went on to go Avenue to sleep.