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This site is intended to enhance your use of Leadership and Management in Police Organizations by Matthew J. Giblin. Please note that all the materials on this site are especially geared toward maximizing your understanding of the material.


Built on a foundation of nearly 1,200 references, Leadership and Management in Police Organizations is a highly readable text that shows how organizational theory and behavior can be applied to improve the operations, leadership, and management of law enforcement. Author Matthew J. Giblin emphasizes leadership and management as separate skills in successful police supervisors and executives, illustrating to students how the two skills combine to improve individual and organizational efficacy in policing. Readers will come away with a stronger understanding of why organizational decisions matter and the impact research can have on police departments.


We gratefully acknowledge Matthew J. Giblin for writing an excellent text and for reviewing the assets on this site. Special thanks are also due to Jordan Galehan and Phillip Galli for creating the ancillaries on this site.