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Guide to Discipline and Commendation

Description and Features

Guide to Discipline and Commendation, Marvin Braunstein, Steven T. Kernes, and Barbara Birkland

As a companion to the book Guide to Police Supervision, the Guide to Discipline and Commendation identifies the steps to legally and professionally administer discipline and commendation. Example letters and memoranda supplement, yet reinforce the written commentary. Model policies are provided to assist the supervisor in developing sound departmental policies.

This book, Guide to Discipline and Commendation, provides law enforcement supervisors with quick access formatting and short phrases to apply supervisory skills, techniques, and knowledge regarding the following information.


• Purpose of Discipline
• Positive Discipline
• Counseling
• Performance Counseling
• Hot Stove Rule
• Progressive Discipline
• How to Reprimand
• Written Reprimand
• Disciplinary Notice
• Suspension of Employees
• Disciplinary Checklist
• Chargeable Offenses
• Supervisor’s Authority
• Model Policies
• Steps in Handling Complaints
• Internal Investigation Warning
• Commendations
• Letter of Commendation
• Letter of Appreciation
• Commendation Phrase Guide

Unique Features

• Quick reference
• Examples letter and memorandum
• Proven supervisory processes
• 5 ½ x 8 ½ inch format
• Concise and complete
• A must for new and experienced supervisors
• Made in the USA
• Weight: 3 oz.

39 pp., $8.95 plus $2.95 shipping and handling
ISBN13: 978 0 937935 09 5
ISBN: 0 937935 09 3

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