Effective Supervisors

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In the context of span of control is it beneficial to limit the number of officers that report to one supervisor. There are many factors that contribute to that way of thinking, distance is one of those factors. A supervisor on a reservation might not want to supervise as many officers because the officers are spread over a vast distance, as opposed to a supervisor in a major city were the patrol area is a lot smaller. Time is also a factor a supervisor must face if they are supervising more than eight to ten officers of lower rank which is the numbers that most police management expert say is the greatest amount that a supervisor can effectively supervise. Knowledge is a factor that all good supervisor should have, the saying goes with experience
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