JUST 7002 Executive Leadership in Policing

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 101892

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Description The subject will introduce students to the principles, dimensions and qualities of contemporary executive leadership, as well as taking an analytical approach to such practice. The subject considers the challenges and dynamics of strategic police leadership within a range of political contexts. It explores the reality and diversity of operational policing and related functions from the leadership perspective and explores the limitations of leadership. It discusses the value and importance of the exercise of proper influence at the political, public and organizational levels.

School Social Sciences

Discipline Police Studies

Student Contribution Band

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject


Eligible students who have completed the Graduate Diploma in Strategic Leadership Program at NSW Police Management and Leadership Centre; or the Graduate Diploma of Executive Leadership (Policing and Emergency Services) at the Australian Institute of Police Management will receive Advanced standing for this subject.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of the dimensions of executive police leadership.
  2. Analyse and reflect on the history and consequences of past executive leadership practice within the NSW Police.
  3. Explain the impact of executive leadership capabilities on leadership effectiveness and organisational success.
  4. Reflect on effective executive leadership characteristics and styles in policing practice.

Subject Content

1. Executive Leadership principles
2. Dimensions and qualities needed for Executive leadership in policing
3. The historical development of Executive leadership in policing practice
4. The impact of Executive leadership on the organisation and its success