the El Segundo Police Department
Segundo Police Department has 108 authorized positions, of which 69 are sworn and an annual operating budget of approximately
$11.9 million dollars. The Department is known for its progressive management and enjoys an excellent reputation as an innovative,
professional, and community oriented law enforcement agency. Development of a state-of-the-art communications system and modern
police facility are also among its many accomplishments. The Department offers a wide variety of special assignment positions:
Motorcycle Officer, Court Officer, Juvenile Officer, D.A.R.E. Officer, School Resources Officer, Investigator, Narcotics Officer,
Field Training Officer, Canine Handler, U.S. Customs Task Force, Task Force for Regional Auto Theft Prevention (T.R.A.P.),
Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.), and L.A. Impact (Los Angeles County Wide Task Force).
Charles Hale began his career
in the public sector as a police officer with the El Segundo Police Department (California) in 1965, where he served for seven
years as a patrol officer, investigator and field supervisor. While working full-time
as a police officer he attended California State University at Long Beach where he attained his bachelor's degree in 1970
and his master's degree in 1972.
From 1972 to 1974 Charles Hale
served as the Assistant Director of the Police Assaults Study conducted by the Oklahoma University Research institute and
funded by the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration in 1973. Charles Hale
served on a team of consultants involved in a management and organization study of the police department in Amarillo, Texas. Since that time Charles Hale has conducted similar studies in over 200 police departments
in several states. Charles D. Hale is the author of Fundamentals of Police administration, Police Community Relations, The
Assessment Center Handbook for Police and Fire Personnel and Police Patrol: Operations and Management.
According to the book description
of The Assessment Center Handbook for Police
and Fire Personnel, “Drawing on current knowledge and his own extensive experience, the author provides a thorough
overview of the design and administration of an assessment center for fire and police personnel. He offers invaluable insight
concerning the reliability, cost-effectiveness, and objective methods for the selection of candidates for higher appointments.
Topics include the advantages of an assessment center, typical assessment center exercises, design and administration, selection
and training, candidate evaluation and scoring methods, preparation, and an overall summary. How or why an assessment center
should be conducted, and the manner in which candidates are evaluated by the assessors, are among the many important features
of this book. Concluding with numerous exercise plans, typical assessment center schedules, candidate evaluation and assessor
feedback forms, this volume will serve as an excellent textbook in administrator preparatory programs."
According to the book description
of Police Patrol: Operations and Management,
“Covers patrol operations, goals and strategies. It combines management theory with case study examples taken from small
police departments. New edition adds coverage of community and problem oriented policing. Each chapter focuses on a specific
aspect of police patrol operations."