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William F. Walsh, Ph.D. is the director of the Southern Police Institute and professor in the Department of Justice Administration at the University of Louisville.  William Walsh has a BA in Behavioral Sciences, MA in Criminal Justice and a PhD in Sociology.  Dr. William Walsh is responsible for all educational and professional development course offerings of the Southern Police Institute.

 

Dr. William Walsh’s is a former member of the New York Police Department where he served for 21 years.  He is the author of Supervision of Police Personnel: A Performance Based Approach; and, a co-author of Police Administration; Strategic Management in Policing: A Total Quality Management Approach; and, Organizational Behavior and Management in Law Enforcement.

 

According to the description of Organizational Behavior and Management in Law Enforcement, “This absolutely outstanding book overcomes the obstacles and impediments that beset so many others in the field of police management. Its clear, concise presentation and realistic and very thorough overview of contemporary law enforcement organizations and managerial issues make this a tightly written book that manages to cover all the relevant major topics in contemporary law enforcement management; its appealing and straightforward style will be appreciated by all users. Organizational Behavior and Management in Law Enforcement includes chapters on personality, values, groups, power, decision-making, conflict, change, and organization development. Case studies put this book above all others in the field. For professionals in law enforcement that hold these positions: Chief, Assistant Chief, Commander, Major, Captain, Lieutenant, Watch Commander, Sheriff, and Assistant Sheriff.”

According to the book description of Police Administration, “Perhaps no other book in policing has captured more admiration and market share than O.W. Wilson's "Police Administration". Now Wilson's text has been revised by three top scholars in the field. This long awaited revision combines the nuts and bolts approach of the original with an up-to-date theoretical and policy perspective that makes it accessible to students and practitioners alike.”


Organizational Behavior and Management in Law Enforcement (2nd Edition)
Harry W. More  More Info

Police Administration
James J Fyfe  More Info
Strategic Management in Policing: A Total Quality Management Approach
William F. Walsh  More Info
Supervision of Police Personnel: A Performance Based Approach
William F. Walsh  More Info

About the New York Police Department 
Perhaps the first uniformed policeman was the particular bellman mentioned in the proceedings of the Common Council of July 8, 1683, who, it was ordered by the Mayor, should be provided with "a coat of ye citty livery, with a badge of ye citty, shoes and stockings, and charge itt to ye account of the citty." It was also ordered "that the Treasurer pay to Mr. Smith, Thirty-six shillings to buy wood for the watch." The Captains of the Watch, too, were instructed to "disburse money for candles," and bring in their accounts quarterly to receive orders on the Treasurer. The Overseers made a report recommending that £50 be raised for furnishing the "Night Guard of the City" with fire and candles for a year. The suggestion was approved, and ordered to be carried out. But the next year the Captains had to find supplies again, for the Council ordered the Mayor to Draw a warrant on the Treasurer for the payment to each Captain of the Watch seven pounds, fourteen shillings and nine pence, current money of the province, "for supplying ye Night guard of this City with fire and candles until the first day of August last, and that they be paid out of the Tax raised to defray the same" Whatever fell short in the tax, the Treasurer was authorized to make good out of ordinary revenue.

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