Administration of Police Organization Definition of Terms
Area - a section or territorial division of a large city each composed of designated districts.
Beat - an area designated for patrol purposes whether on foot or motorized.
Bureau - largest organic unit within a large department.
Commanding Officer- an officer who is in command of the department, a bureau, a division, an area, or a district.
Department Rules - rules established by department directors\superiors to control the conduct of the members of the police force.
District - a geographical subdivision of a city for patrol purposes usually with its own station.
Division - a primary subdivision of a bureau.
Duty Manual - describes the procedures and defines the duties of officers assigned to specified post or position.
Formal Organization - is defined as those organizations that are formally established for explicit purpose of achieving certain goals.
Functional Organization - The functional responsibility of each functional manager is limited to the particular activity over which he has control, regardless of who performs the function.
Henry Allen - a captain, first chief of the constabulary.
Informal Organization - are those sharing the basic characteristic of all organizations arise through the social interactions of individuals or through family grouping.
Leave of Absence- period, which an officer is excused from active duty by any valid reason, approved by higher authority.
Length of Service- the period of time that has elapsed since the oath of office was administered.Previous active services may be included or added.
Line Organization - is the simplest and the oldest types of organization where responsibility extends in a direct line from top to bottom within the structures and authority is definite and absolute.
line and staff organization is a combination of the line and functional types.
Off Duty - the nature of which the police officer is free from specific routine duty.
On Duty - the period when an officer is actively engaged in the performance of his duty.
Order – an instruction given by a ranking officer to a subordinate.
Organization - It is a form of human association for the attainment of goal or objective.
patrol officer - is the backbone of the police department.
PD 765 - created the PC-INP.
Police - is a branch of the criminal justice system that has the specific responsibility of maintaining law and order and combating crime within the society.
Police organization - is a group of trained personnel in the field of public safety administration engaged in the achievement of goals and objectives that promotes the maintenance of crimes.
Post - a fixed point or location to which an officer is assigned for duty, such as a designated desk or office or an intersection or cross walk from traffic duty.It is a spot location for general guard duty.
Ranking Officer- the officer who has the senior rank in a team or group.
RA 4864 - established Napolcom.Known as police act of 1966.
Rafael Crame - first filipini chief of the constabulary.
Report - usually a written communication unless otherwise specifies to be verbal reports; verbalreports should be confirmed by written communication.
Route - (line beat) a length of street designated for patrol purposes.
Section - functional units within a division.
Sector - an area containing two or more beat, route, or post.
Sick leave - period which an officer is excused from active duty by reason of illness or injury.
Special Duty - the police service, its nature, which requires that the officer be excused from the performance of his active regular duty.
Superior Officer- one having supervisory responsibilities, either temporarily or permanently, over officers of lower rank.
Suspension - a consequence of an act which temporarily deprives an officer from the privilege of performing his duties as result of violating directives or other department regulations.
Sworn Officers - all personnel of the police department who have taken oath and who posses the power to arrest.
Unit - functional group within a section; or the smallest functional group within an organization.
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