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The leadership of a law enforcement chaplain: Influence, effectiveness, and benefit to the agency and community. A case study of the Arlington Police Department, Arlington, Texas


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This study investigated how the leadership of a law enforcement chaplain influences and motivates law enforcement officers to view society and their jobs differently than the negativity that often surrounds their profession. Law enforcement officers consistently interact with people and their problems; they are constantly exposed to an endless string of social issues that cause a distorted view of society and misconceptions of the world around them (Conroy, 1987). A review of the literature suggests that law enforcement chaplains play a significant role in the day-to-day operations of a law enforcement agency. This study explored these avenues through a qualitative inquiry to include the perceptions of one law enforcement chaplain. The research endeavor included questions that explored leadership influence, effectiveness, and the benefits to the community through in-depth interviews with the police department's sworn officers of all ranks and positions including the executive leadership. This research endeavor revealed some paramount issues related to the police department chaplaincy; these are servant leadership, turnover reduction, saving tax dollars, and providing a positive resource for law enforcement officers.

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Subject
Clergy;
Public administration;
Criminology
Classification
0319: Clergy
0617: Public administration
0627: Criminology
Identifier / keyword
Philosophy, religion and theology; Social sciences; Arlington Police Department; Chaplain; Law enforcement chaplain; Leadership; Servant leadership; Texas
Title
The leadership of a law enforcement chaplain: Influence, effectiveness, and benefit to the agency and community. A case study of the Arlington Police Department, Arlington, Texas
Author
Moosbrugger, Daniel P.
Number of pages
298
Publication year
2006
Degree date
2006
School code
1058
Source
DAI-A 67/07, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542793257
Advisor
Carr, Paul
University/institution
Regent University
University location
United States -- Virginia
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3227476
ProQuest document ID
304922581
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304922581
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