Improving Motivation and Productivity of Police Officers

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Jay Fortenbery, Professor (Creator)
Elizabeth City State University (ECSU )
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Abstract: Motivating police personnel can be complicated. Supervisors must work hard to ensure officers perform their duties efficiently and effectively. Many factors can negatively affect productivity and cause officers to become complacent, doing the bare minimum necessary. The difficult nature of crime fighting can cause officers to become cynical toward the population as a whole and develop an "us-versus-them" view. A negative attitude in police work can lead to feelings of inconsequentiality toward law enforcement goals and either slow or stop internal motivation.

Additional Information

FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin
Language: English
Date: 2015
police, motivation, productivity, administration, leadership, attitude, adversity, supervision, complacency

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