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CJ211 Unit 2 Seminar
Local, State, and Federal Agencies
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Different levels of law enforcement
Each has specific tasks and goals
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Organizations
Communication
Structure of Police Organizations
Mintzberg Model
Seminar Unit 2: Topics to Be
Discussed
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Local: City, Municipal, County
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What are the tasks and goals of the
Police?
(Then county)
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Chief of Police
Sheriff
Different Levels of Law
Enforcement
State Bureaus of Investigation (SBI)
 State Police
 Approx. 43% states use title State Police
 Approx. 43% states use either State or Highway
Patrol
 Other entities at the State level also
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State Agencies
Headed by the attorney general
 Official legal arm of the government
 Serve as this nation’s contact with the
International Criminal Police Organization
(Interpol)
 Department of Homeland Security
 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
 Uniform Crime Report
 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and
Explosives (ATF)
 U.S. Marshal Service
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Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
 Internal Revenue Service
 Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)
 Other
 Also review Unit 2 ‘Take a Break’
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What are ORGANIZATIONS?
◦ Entities of two or more people
◦ Cooperate to accomplish an objective
Organization can be defined as arranging and utilizing
resources of personnel and material in such a way as
to attain specified objectives
 “The larger the agency, the greater the need for
specialization and the more vertical the organization
chart will be.” (Does everyone know what an
organization chart is?)
 Unity of Command and Span of Control
 Administrative Memorandums/directives, policies,
procedures, post orders, and other
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Organizations and the Police
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What does communication mean to you?
Question
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Communication is the primary problem in
administration and organizations
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Encoding (symbols)-Transmission (something
another person can observe)-Medium (how the
message is conveyed)-Reception (message
received and interpreted)-Decoding (translate to
experiences)-Feedback (response back to sender
and identify what was interpreted)
Communication
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What are some of the obstacles to
communication?
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What is the grapevine?
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What are some of the modes of communication?
Communication
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Interpersonal role
◦ Includes figurehead, leadership, and liaison
duties
◦ As figurehead, executive performs various
ceremonial functions
◦ Leadership function requires executive to
motivate and coordinate workers while
resolving different goals and needs
◦ As liaison, executive interacts with other
organizations and coordinates workflow
Mintzberg Model
2. Informational role
◦ Monitoring/inspecting and disseminating
information
 Make sure things are operating smoothly
 Get information to members of the department
◦ Spokesperson
 Getting information to the news media
Mintzberg Model
3. Decision-maker role
◦ Serves as entrepreneur
 Sell ideas to department
◦ Disturbance handler
 Disputes between staff members to handling riots and
muggings
◦ Resource allocator
 Be able to say no to subordinates
◦ Negotiator
 Resolve employee grievances
Mintzberg Model
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Yes, it is that time once again
Thanks for participating and being
attentive
Reminder: seminar, discussion, and quiz
Unit 3 next week: Patrol
I will stay online to answer any questions
Have a good week
Wrap Up