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MPL400 Advanced Policing and Essential Services

DESCRIPTION 

Contemporary society presents multi-faceted challenges on a global scale that requires harnessing new, innovative advances in policing and public sector leadership and governance. This unit examines contemporary issues confronting police leaders. This aim of this unit is to provide a foundation for students aspiring to a leadership role in a policing/public sector context to gain the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to evolve into reflective leaders with a critical eye and an analytical mind to deal effectively with the constantly changing and demanding landscape of contemporary society. 


RELEVANT COURSES 

Master of Police Leadership

Graduate Diploma of Police Leadership

Graduate Certificate in Police Leadership

Graduate Certificate in Police Leadership (Cybersecurity)


*core unit 


CREDIT POINTS 

10 


DELIVERY MODES 

On campus 

Online 

Mixed mode 


PREREQUISITE OR CO-REQUISITE

Nil 


UNIT LEARNING OUTCOMES 

ULO1 Investigate and critique the context of police leadership in domestic and global law enforcement

ULO2 Demonstrate mastery of the key leadership theories associated with leadership in policing 

ULO3 Discuss and critically analyse the contextual challenges impacting leadership in policing 

ULO4 Develop a strategic leadership approach and solve a range of complex professional scenarios

ULO5 Synthesise and utilise leadership theories and practice in professional leadership practice 


CONTENT 

  • Roles and models in policing leadership

  • Contextual considerations in policing and public sector leadership and governance

  • Police cultures and sub-cultures

  • Organisational reforms in policing

  • Police leadership development

  • Contemporary challenges


ASSESSMENT METHODS 

  1. Critical Essay – 25% 

  2. Creative Presentation – 25% 

  3. Briefing Paper – 50% 


PRESCRIBED TEXT 


Check with the lecturer each semester before purchasing any textbooks.

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