This assignment will build upon several assumptions. You are a new command level officer in a mid-sized local police agency, Soma-Pseudo City Police Department (Pseudonym) brought on board by a new Chief of Police. You and the Chief previously worked at another very innovative police agency. The Chief of Police was hired by Soma City upon the dismissal of the previous chief, Jeffrey Cox. It seems as though morale was low throughout the department and that much of the low morale was associated with leadership failure and leadership deficiencies. The Chief knows you are taking CJUS 730 – Advanced Criminal Justice Leadership for class and wants to rely upon your expertise to create a dynamic leadership training program for Soma City Police Department. The program may be a holistic program that incorporates broad based – broad audience leadership training (every leader in the department) or your program may address one specific audience within the department. The Chief wants the program grounded in solid research that you have learned in your class. The Chief said you may use the research paper in class as your proposal to the chief. The Chief realizes that your proposal will look like an APA academic paper with numerous references and that is okay.
Prepare an academically rigorous research paper grounded as a leadership training and development program for Soma City Police Department. The paper should have definitive links to solid leadership research, be relevant to police agency leadership training, and be usable as a leadership training and development proposal. Do not submit a reiteration of the IACP Leadership in Police Organizations training or the associated West Point Leadership training programs – most of your professors are well familiar with these programs.
Your research paper should be a minimum of 15 to 18 pages. The project must use current APA style, and the page count does not include the title page, abstract, reference section, or any extra material. You must incorporate a Christian Worldview section in your paper. You must use a minimum of 15–20 recent, relevant, and academic (peer review journals preferred and professional journal allowed if used judiciously) sources with at least 1 source being the Holy Bible and no more than 4 books. You may use .gov sources as long as the writing is academic in nature (authored works). This paper must reflect graduate level research and writing style.
You may use the Soma Police Department Annual Report 2017 Case Study document to help design your program(s) if you wish.