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