Police Leadership Development: Intentions and Critical Success-Factors

International Public Administration Review, 13(3–4), 11–26, 2015

16 Pages Posted: 22 Jan 2016

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Jan Vanebo

North Troendelag University College

Brita Bjørkelo

Norwegian Police University College

Terje Aaserud

Norwegian Police University College

Date Written: June 21, 2015

Abstract

The Norwegian Police Service (NPS) have been heavily criticized after the 22 July 2011 terror attacks at Utøya and in Oslo. One of the evaluation reports stated three shortcomings in the NPS: culture, attitudes and leadership. Management and leadership in the NPS needs to be improved and strengthened, and this shall take place among other things, with the help of a policy document on Civil Service Leadership, elaborated into a manifest called Plattform for medarbeiderskap (Platform of Employeeship for the NPS). The policy document pertains to how the public sector in general ought to be managed, and the document is based on leadership research and is in accordance with mainstream management theory. The idea of formulating a principle of management that would characterize the classical contributions is also evident in this document. This paper addresses two problems: How can value-based police leadership skills be operationalized and measured, and what are the key critical factors in transferring value-based police leadership principles into improved leadership practices?

Keywords: leadership, police, development, competence, value-based, pipeline, Norway, Sweden, Denmark

JEL Classification: M14

Suggested Citation

Vanebo, Jan and Bjørkelo, Brita and Aaserud, Terje, Police Leadership Development: Intentions and Critical Success-Factors (June 21, 2015). International Public Administration Review, 13(3–4), 11–26, 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2719565

Jan Vanebo (Contact Author)

North Troendelag University College ( email )

Høgskolen i Nord-Trøndelag
Postboks 2501
STEINKJER, NO-7729
Norway

Brita Bjørkelo

Norwegian Police University College ( email )

Post box 2109
Vika
Oslo, 0125
Norway
+47 23199858 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.phs.no/en/Researchers/brita-bjorkelo/

Terje Aaserud

Norwegian Police University College ( email )

PO Box 5027
Majorstuen
Oslo, N-0301
Norway

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