Title: Management position as determinant of leadership roles in police districts

Authors: Rune Glomseth, Petter Gottschalk, Ase Storhaug Hole

Addresses: Norwegian Police University College, P.O. Box 5027, Majorstua, Oslo N-0301, Norway. ' Norwegian School of Management, Nydalsveien 37, Oslo N-0442, Norway. ' Hedmark University College, P.O. Box 104, Rena N-2451, Norway

Abstract: The job of a manager consists of several parallel roles. A manager may perceive one role as more important than other roles. The goal of this paper is to present results from a survey of police managers in Norway on the relative importance of leadership roles. A questionnaire was developed to measure leadership roles in police districts. Respondents emphasised the role of personnel leader where the manager is responsible for supervising, hiring, training, organising, coordinating and motivating a cadre of personnel to achieve the goals of the organisation.

Keywords: managerial roles; leaders; resource allocators; leadership; police districts; police managers; parallel roles; Norway; police forces; resource allocation; organisational goals; supervision; personnel hiring; staff training; personnel organisation; staff coordination; employee motivation; cadres; management; enterprise development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMED.2011.039656

International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, 2011 Vol.10 No.1, pp.20 - 30

Published online: 30 Apr 2015 *

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