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Managing the Investigative Unit, Second Edition

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Daniel S. McDevitt, B.S., M.S.
Date Published
236 pages
This book provides management strategies for effective management of an investigative unit.
This book contains 13 Chapters. Chapter 1 discusses principles for the new investigative manager. Chapter 2 provides the basic recommendations for managing an investigative unit. Chapter 3 describes the role of patrol officers in the preliminary investigation. Chapter 4 explains how the organization of the investigative unit and the allocation of resources affect the ultimate success of the investigators. Chapter 5 examines how the rank, status, and position of the investigator within the agency impact the operations of the investigative unit. Chapter 6 discusses how to select the best available personnel as investigators, how those selections bear on the success of investigations, and how those decisions impact the overall success of the unit. Chapter 7 describes how to develop new investigators through formal and informal training as well as with temporary or rotational assignments. Chapter 8 examines the management style that is needed to effectively manage an investigative unit. Chapter 9 examines the duties associated with case management in an investigative unit. Chapter 10 provides information on the ability to recognize, recruit, cultivate, and utilize confidential sources of information. Chapter 11 examines supervision of undercover personnel, and raid and arrest planning. Chapter 12 discusses the evaluation process used for evaluating performance of investigative personnel. Chapter 13 describes strategies to manage marginal performers in an investigative unit. Appendixes and index