Learning Objectives

1. Explain the importance of organizational structures in police departments

2. List the duties typically associated with the operations division

3. Describe the influence of organizational substructures, such as geography and scheduling, on the operations of police departments

4. Explain a few strategies police organizations can use to handle change favorably

5. Evaluate the extent to which police departments have become “militarized” and the implications of this

6. Identify the pros and cons of collective bargaining in police organizations

7. Describe the purported advantages of accreditation in the field of policing