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MGL502 Strategic Resources Allocation

DESCRIPTION 

The emergence of global terrorism and violent extremism has shifted the police managerial role to a more strategic-focused allocation of resources to encompass multi-agency capabilities across government and communities. This unit seeks to impart the necessary knowledge and skills to operate in a leadership role in a multi-agency environment where resources allocation requires strategic trade offers with stakeholders and managing political pressures all within time constraints and the high-risk context of policing and counterterrorism. The aim of this unit is to enhance decision-making skills that incorporate risk/consequence assessments and the ability to communicate and justify decisions to broad groups of stakeholders with competing agendas.


RELEVANT COURSES 

Master of Police Leadership

Graduate Diploma of Police Leadership 

Graduate Certificate in Police Leadership 

Graduate Certificate in Police Leadership (Cybersecurity)


*core unit 

This unit is in the Master of Police Leadership specialisation in Traditional Policing and specialisation in Future Policing


CREDIT POINTS 

10 


DELIVERY MODES 

On campus 

Online 

Mixed mode 


PREREQUISITE OR CO-REQUISITE

MGL400 Police Leadership, Communication and Impact  


UNIT LEARNING OUTCOMES 

ULO1 Demonstrate an advanced understanding of theories and practice in strategic resources allocation

ULO2 Demonstrate mastery of the key practices in strategic resources allocation

ULO3 Critically analyse and communicate the contextual influences of strategic resources allocation and the challenges for police and counterterrorism leadership 

ULO4 Demonstrate advanced understanding of incident response reporting

ULO5 Demonstrate advanced skills in strategic resources allocation for police and counterterrorism leadership 


CONTENT 

  • The nature of change

  • Strategic and operational planning

  • Police and counterterrorism resourcing in complex situations

  • Interoperability in strategic resource allocation practice

  • Technological resources and limitations

  • Evaluating outcomes 


ASSESSMENT METHODS 

  1. Reflective Case Study – 25% 

  2. Oral Presentation – 25% 

  3. Incident Response Report – 50% 


PRESCRIBED TEXT 

  • Ziaei Nafchi, M., & Mohelská, H. (2021). Strategic challenges of human resources allocation in Industry 4.0. Information, 12(120). https://doi.org/10.3390/info12030120

  • Smith, R. (2021). Implementing entrepreneurial policing in complex scenarios. Entrepreneurship in policing and criminal contexts (Contemporary issues in entrepreneurship research, Vol. 12). Emerald Publishing Limited, 147-166. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2040-724620210000012007

  • O'Neill, M. (2019). Police community support officers: cultures and identities within pluralised policing. Oxford University Press.

  • Johannessen, S. (2017). Strategies, leadership and complexity in crisis and emergency operations. Routledge.


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