This paper provides a brief account of experiences and challenges facing police chiefs in several mid-sized cities in Massachusetts, the factors which impact their decision making and the strategies they utilize, and discusses the various ways in which chiefs are adapting to changing financial and social contexts.
About Brenda Bond
Brenda J. Bond, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Public Management at the Sawyer Business School, Suffolk University. Dr. Bond’s area of expertise is police management and change, and inter-organizational approaches to public safety. She is actively involved in policing and public safety research, and works closely with police leaders on the implementation of innovative and effective management practices.