Administration of Justice 15 – Police SupervisionLESSON #4 – Chapter 4 Responsibility Four: Vision
Class: Administration of Justice 15 – Police Supervision
Book: "Supervising Police Personnel: The Fifteen Responsibilities"
by Paul M. Whisenand,
ISBN 13: 978-0-13-245758-3
Reading assignment: Chapter 4
Responsibility Four: Vision
• Without vision, a supervisor will never be able to determine if he or she made a difference
• The vision encompasses its values, purpose and goals
• There are two approaches for building a vision: top down and bottom up
• The bottom up or shared approach is, by far, preferable
• Goal setting is an effort to translate a vision into measurable benchmarks of progress
• Strategic thinking is intended to keep organizational goals operable
• Act now on a vision, a set of goals, and a strategy for their realization
1. What is the primary purpose of a local police department in today’s modern world?
Discuss five police trends that might occur in the next ten years.
2. What are the two approaches for building a shared vision?
What is wrong with the top down approach for building a vision statement?
3. How does strategic thinking impact goal setting and attainment?
4.What is the difference between real and stated goals?
Are ethical considerations a part of the difference between the two?