Contemporary Police Organization and Management is a response to the very nature of policing and its continual drive to keep pace with societal changes. It is an edited collection of works dealing with police management in a broad and incisive manner. Students frequently do not receive a complete picture of the subject since the author is typically capturing one small aspect. This text seeks to remedy that. Additionally, this book is also intended to serve as a supplementary reader to Police Organization and Management: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (1999) written by M. L. Dantzker. This edited collection of readings also supports other primary textbooks in undergraduate courses. However, the currency of the topics included in this book, as well as the broad literature coverage, makes it suitable reading for graduate students searching for a sound orientation to the field. Furthermore, it provides insight and information about twelve important and time-tested issues including: ethical leadership, civil liability, labor relations, accreditation, financing police services, and policing in a multicultural society.