I’m studying and need help with a Writing question to help me learn.
In January 2002, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg appointed Raymond Walter Kelly for a second term as the commissioner of the New York City Police Department (NYPD). Kelly was the longest serving police commissioner (2002-2013) and the first person to hold the post for two non-consecutive terms. Kelly led the investigation of the 1993 World Trade Center terrorist attack, introduced the 9mm semi-automatic pistol for police officers, and contributed to a significant decline in the number of murders committed each year.
In this scenario, you have been appointed the new commissioner of the Newsmith Police Department. Newsmith is a suburban city 60 miles from NY City; it has a population of 30,000 people and a police department of 100 officers. The major police problems in Newsmith are disorderly teens making unnecessary noise at night, parking and traffic problems in the commercial district during business hours, and daytime residential burglaries. The former commissioner’s assistant tells you that the department has no organizational chart, no written rules and procedures, and “has always done a great job in the past.” The city manager, however, tells you that the former commissioner was incompetent and that the department is totally disorganized and ineffective. You review the department’s personnel records and find that of the 100 officers in the department, 30 percent are patrol officers, 30 percent are detectives, and 40 percent are supervisors. Considering what you have learned about the structure of American police departments in Chapter 3, please answer the following scenario questions:
Would you reorganize the department? Why or why not? If you would reorganize, how would you do it?
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