Police satisfaction with their jobs: arresting officers in the District of Columbia

Richard Seltzer (Howard University)
Sucre Alonè (Howard University)
Gwendolyn Howard (Howard University)

Police Studies: Intnl Review of Police Development

ISSN: 0141-2949

Publication date: 1 April 1996

Abstract

Over three hundred police officers from the District of Columbia were surveyed as they waited for court appearances. Although police officers were satisfied with their jobs, morale was low. Background and situational variables did not adequately predict satisfaction levels. Satisfaction levels were better predicted given an officer’s attitudes toward their fellow officers, their superiors, and the race‐relations/promotion process within the Department.

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Seltzer, R., Alonè, S. and Howard, G. (1996), "Police satisfaction with their jobs: arresting officers in the District of Columbia", Police Studies: Intnl Review of Police Development, Vol. 19 No. 4, pp. 25-37. https://doi.org/10.1108/13639519610151865

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 1996, MCB UP Limited

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