Mg352 - Principles of Management Applied Research

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Principles of management APPLIED RESEARCH

Pleasant Valley Police Department

Thomas Donnelly

Karl Hartenstine
Park University Internet Campus

A course paper presented to the School for Arts and Sciences and Distance Learning in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of

Principles of Management
Park University
November, 2011



Diversity Management 6

Ethical, Social, and Legal Responsibilities 8

International Business 8

General Planning & Strategic Planning 9 Organizing Work and
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Diversity Management

Diversity as defined by the Oxford dictionary is “[noun] 1) a range of many people or things that are different from each other; 2) the quality or fact of including a range of many people or things.” With a police force of twelve officers and dispatchers there is very little that sets each individual apart from the other. Currently there are two female officers within the department; both act as court officers. When asked why there seems to be a lack of diversity among his officers, Chief Dumolt’s response explained how over the last 5 years there has been an rise in female and minority cadets joining the police academy, though sadly our city “…has not had the privilege to swear in her first female/minority officer yet…” (Dumolt, 2011). While there seems to be a lack of diversity among officer’s gender and race; there is abundance among the other aspects within the department. Diversity is not limited to an individual’s sex or race; more like employing a multitude of different types of individuals that can perform a task. For example, officers rotate duties such as code enforcement, traffic duty, and night shifts on a monthly basis to keep a well-rounded knowledge of