Bergner, L.L / Published 1990 / Article
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Citation: Bergner, L.L. (1990). The Use of the status concept in developing effective relationships between police chiefs and officers. In K.E. Davis, (Ed.), Advances in Descriptive Psychology, Vol. 5 (pp. 47-60). Ann Arbor, MI: Descriptive Psychology Press.
Abstract: The concept of status, so well utilized in clinical applications, can also be a powerful tool in developing the kind of positive, constructive relationships with police officers that lead to higher quality and quantity work. This article presents three such applications of the status concept. First, nine policies for treating the officers as positive status individuals are described. Second, ways in which chiefs can become effective status assigners are described. Finally, how chiefs can train their supervisors to be effective status assigners is discussed.