Empowerment and Accountability

Gove, Tracey G.
September 2007
FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin;Sep2007, Vol. 76 Issue 9, p8
The article discusses the implementation of empowerment and accountability by law enforcement supervisors in the U.S. The advantages of empowering law enforcement officers include reduction in work-related stress, rise in job satisfaction, and increase in employee participation in activities. Accountability accompanied with empowerment will allegedly help employees be more focused and motivated. It is also recommended that supervisors encourage individualism, variation and risk-taking in their officers.


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