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CMRJ512 - Police Administration

Course Details

Course Code: CMRJ512 Course ID: 2586 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

The student will evaluate policies and procedures that are utilized in all phases of police administration. These include judicial decisions, which impact the legal status of the operation of police agencies. Additionally, administrative issues inherent in both large and small police organizations are assessed including: the history and context of police administration, police organizational tasks, leadership in the police organization, the role of the police manager, and the role of citizen oversight. Oversight committees addressing police accountability for community enforcement services are analyzed.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
03/30/20 - 09/04/20 09/07/20 - 11/01/20 Summer 2020 Session D 8 Week session
04/27/20 - 10/02/20 10/05/20 - 11/29/20 Fall 2020 Session B 8 Week session
05/25/20 - 10/30/20 11/02/20 - 12/27/20 Fall 2020 Session I 8 Week session
06/29/20 - 12/04/20 12/07/20 - 01/31/21 Fall 2020 Session D 8 Week session
07/27/20 - 01/01/21 01/04/21 - 02/28/21 Winter 2021 Session B 8 Week session
08/31/20 - 01/29/21 02/01/21 - 03/28/21 Winter 2021 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

At the conclusion of this course, the students should be able to:

CO1: Assess the operational role of managers in law enforcement agencies.

CO2: Develop the legal and operational dimensions of decisions regarding employee recruitment, hiring, training and supervision.

CO3: Assess the need to establish opportunities for individual officers to pursue professional growth and development, and the managerial role in staffing, recruitment, and promotional models.

CO4: Formulate the use of historical, procedural, operational and other information and procedures to improve productivity of individual officers and the department as a whole.

CO5: Evaluate the use, development, and training of citizen oversight committees on police accountability, including potential pitfalls for implementation.


Instructions and grading expectations for all forums will appear in the Forums section of the course site.


Instructions and grading expectations for all assignments will appear in the Assignments section of the course site.


Instructions and grading expectations for all exams will appear in the Tests & Quizzes section of the course site.

NameGrade %
Content Forums 39.00 %
Forum 1 6.50 %
Forum 2 6.50 %
Forum 3 6.50 %
Forum 5 6.50 %
Forum 6 6.50 %
Forum 7 6.50 %
Paper 30.00 %
Paper 30.00 %
Exams 30.00 %
CMRJ512 Mid Term Exam 30.00 %
Introduction Forum 1.00 %
Introduction 1.00 %

Weekly lessons and assigned readings are available in the course site.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.