Police Labor-Management Relations (Vol.1): Perspectives and Practical Solutions for Implementing Change, Making Reforms, and Handling Crises for Managers and Union Leaders   [open pdf - 2MB]

"The purpose of this project was to create a practitioner's guide for police managers and police unions that seeks to unravel the mysteries surrounding the two sides of policing, and offer some principled and practical solutions to surviving in the 21st century world of policing that is becoming more and more complex and complicated. The basic goals of the project were the following: Survey police unions and police management on the current state of labor-management relations in their agencies with an emphasis on implementing change in the direction and operations of the law enforcement agency or reform in the agency; Analyze the survey data to determine those aspects of the labor-management relationship that would appear to be the most cooperative and those aspects that would appear to be the least cooperative when the law enforcement agency is desirous of change or reform, i.e., what is working and what is not; Create a model police labor-management process to implement change and reform the law enforcement agency; Develop an educational and training program for police union leaders and police management in how to implement change in a law enforcement agency in a cooperative manner; Establish methods to encourage police unions and police management to work together to make the reduction of crime a part of their relationship (with or without the right to collective bargaining) and to develop a shared vision of a safer community. This project was not designed to be a "how to" book on collective bargaining, grievance handling, arbitration, or bargaining impasse resolutions.

Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Dept. of Justice COPS: http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/
Media Type:
Help with citations