Management of Police Structures and Personal Training in the Context of New Public Management

Gediminas Bubnys, Vainius Smalskys


Paper analyses management of the police structures and staff training of this public sector organization, which is also regulated by statute, in the context of the New Public Management. Authors analyses the activities of police structures in western democracies and stress modern tendency- transformation of police from providing military services to organization providing assistance for citizens. Training police officers important are the following criteria: management competencies, professionalism, human rights and liberty aspect, integration of police training organizations into common system of higher education. One of the conclusions based on the analyses of management of contemporary police structures and staff-training tendencies is that modern PA tendencies influence changes occurring in the militarist model of the police. Such values as legality, democracy, efficiency of activity, the principles of the new public management are becoming important in the police every day activities.


new public management; training of police personnel; changes in police management

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"Public Policy and Administration" ISSN online 2029-2872 / ISSN print 1648-2603