International Comparative Study of Leadership in Police Volunteering

The IPSCJ’s study of leadership in police volunteering focusses on the leadership and strategic management of volunteers in policing both in the UK and USA.

The project explores and compares the strategies, perspectives and culture around police volunteering amongst senior leaders in policing and examine and evaluate the experiences, strategies and perspectives of volunteer leaders in the Special Constabulary, Reserve and Auxiliary programmes in both countries.

Purpose

  • to make a significant contribution to the research-base in respect of the leadership and strategic management of police volunteers; and
  • to impact and influence the improvement of the leadership of volunteers, and in so doing to enhance both volunteer experience and the value delivered through voluntarism.

Aim

To make this contribution, the project proposes to undertake a comparative multi-site research study in the USA and the UK focused on the leadership and strategic management of volunteers in policing.

This project seeks to:

  1. Explore and compare the strategies, perspectives and culture around police volunteering amongst senior leaders in policing;
  2. Explore and compare the experiences, strategies and perspectives of volunteer leaders in the context of Special Constabulary, Reserve and Auxiliary programmes in both countries.

News: IPSCJ launches international study in to leadership and strategic management of volunteers in policing