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Lesson #GP02: Chain of Command

Category
Training Material
Subject
Policing

Description

Material for a 3-hour lesson, part of the 20-week Basic Training Course, developed by the Kosovo Police Service School.

Subject
Policing
Target group
Cadets
Region
South-Eastern Europe
Keywords
organisational management, basic police training

Summary

By understanding the chain of command and the authority contained within, you will be a more effective police officer, and your efforts will accomplish more. The chain of command is indeed an effective tool when properly used. By “going around the chain” you will pass essential members in the chain, leave them in the dark, effectively burning the chain and its lines of communication. Misuse renders the chain highly ineffective and corrodes the links of authority.

The goal of this lesson is to provide the students with the understanding of the chain of command and their role as a future follower within a police service.

At the conclusion of this lesson, the students will be able to:

  1. Outline the main principles of the chain of command and the purposes a chain of command serves in a today’s police service.
  2. Outline the main principles of organisation of a police service according to the lesson.
  3. Outline the basic principles of leadership as taught in the class.
  4. State the definition of a team according to the lesson.
  5. Explain the personality traits individual team members (followers) may display.
  6. Identify the 4 characteristics of a good team member within the KPS.

Information

Added on
18 Nov 2004
Origin
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Target group
Cadets
Region
OSCE Mission in Kosovo, Serbia
Keywords
organisational management, basic police training
Rights
OSCE