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Guide to Discipline and Commendation

Description and Features

Guide to Discipline and Commendation, Steven T. Kernes and Marvin Braunstein, second edition

Delivering fair and balanced discipline and commendation is necessary to be a successful law enforcement supervisor. Employees know when discipline and commendations are dispensed unfairly or without merit. This book offers proven techniques, practices, and examples in a quick reference format. It enables the supervisor to select the correct action or approach. It identifies the steps to legally and professionally administer discipline and commendation. Model policies are provided to assist the supervisor in developing sound departmental policies.

Countless textbooks have been written on police discipline and commendations, however, this is the only book that provides guidance, techniques and proven processes. Most books require reading a lengthy chapter to understand and apply the concepts. This guide offers them, in just a few pages, comprehensive and concise methods and practices. Many law enforcement agencies use this book as the centerpiece for their supervision staff.

The pocket-size 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 format
• Example letter and memoranda
• Proven supervisory processes
• Pocket size: 3 5/8″ wide x 5 3/8″ high
• Concise and complete
• A must for new and experienced supervisors
• Made in the USA
• Weight: 2 oz.

75 pp., $12.95 plus $3.95 shipping and handling to USA residents
ISBN: 978-0-937935-50-7

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