Prior to beginning work on this interactive assignment, read Chapters 6 and 7 in your textbook to learn more about the theories of leadership and motivating employees to improve morale. In addition, watch the Leaders as Servants, Qualities of Strong Leaders, and Role of Humanity in Business video segments below.You must research three additional professional resources on the City of Baltimore crime rates and the leadership of the Baltimore Police Department for this assignment. (Access the MSCJ Professional Resources guide for assistance with finding appropriate resources.)
It is reported that the Baltimore City Police Department is experiencing a terrible morale situation. Some of the department’s officers have been seen in disguise on YouTube in which they discuss how morale and motivation of law enforcement is so deficient that law enforcement officers are choosing not to respond to calls for assistance in a timely manner. Crime rates are on the rise due to a lack of motivation by the officers to implement crime prevention initiatives, community policing, or even daily required operations.
For this assignment, you will take on the role of an expert law enforcement consultant hired by the Mayor to assist the Chief of Police in determining how to fix the morale problems within the city’s police force, improve community relations between law enforcement and the citizens, and decrease crime within the city. Formulate a one-page memorandum addressed to the Mayor that addresses the following. (Information on writing business memos, as well as a business memo templateand a sample business memo are provided for your convenience.)
- Apply theoretical concepts of leadership to the situation in the Baltimore City Police Department.
- Propose changes that may improve employee morale by motivating law enforcement to perform their duties as required to decrease crime in the city.
- Develop a plan for implementing the proposed changes, including the timeline and steps necessary to execute the recommendations.
Create the memorandum in a document format, attach it to your initial post, and submit to the forum.