Supervision of Police Personnel, 9th Edition

Supervision of Police Personnel, 9th Edition


Nathan F. Iannone, Marvin D. Iannone, Jeff Bernstein

The oft-cited “bible of police supervision”

Longtime best-selling Supervision of Police Personnel addresses the essential knowledge, skills, and characteristics every professional law enforcement supervisor and manager should have. This authority in the field examines what it takes to move from officer to supervisor; key supervisory responsibilities such as training, coaching, and counseling; and dealing with citizen complaints, problem employees, and tactical deployment of field forces in critical situations.

The 9th edition features extensive revisions, including two new chapters: “Legal Knowledge Every Supervisor and Manager Should Have” (Chapter 14) and “Other Important Supervisory and Management Topics” (Chapter 15).


Time-tested preparation for promotional exams

  • The text is closely aligned with police sergeant and lieutenant job analyses and associated promotional exams.
  • New - Key points for exam preparation have been identified by Dr. Bernstein for the new edition, focusing students on the material they most need to know.
  • Tips for preparing for promotional exams appear in the preface, including how to use this text as a resource.
  • Photographs in every chapter enhance recall of particular topics as students prepare for promotional exams.

Content revisions in the new edition

  • Updated - The text reflects current issues and challenges facing law enforcement supervisors and managers such as officer safety, coaching officers on street survival, and responding to individuals with behavioral health issues.
  • Expanded - New or updated leadership topics (Chapter 3) include magnifying community policing through social media, leadership redefined by US Navy Seals, and updates on supervising the multigenerational workforce.
  • Expanded - New training topics (Chapter 4) include andragogy, roll call training, online training, and virtual training simulators.
  • Expanded - New or revised content related to deploying field forces (Chapter 13) includes new bomb threat stand-off guidelines and revised and updated hostage negotiation strategies.
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SpecificationsPearson Education, 2020
8" x 11" softcover
384 pages
ISBN: 9780135186237

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