Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

Leadership in Police Managers Training
Silvio Bratković, Ksenija Butorac

Leadership is one of the most important basic management functions and one of the most important tools for managers. This is especially true for police work. This paper gives an overview of relevant theoretical approaches and research on management and leadership. The importance of training of police managers in management and leadership is discussed in the light of recent insights into this area. Modern education and training standards are based on the European Qualifications Framework. Through learning outcomes, these standards ensure competencies required for performing the work of police managers. Through its recommendations and other documents, as well as through the work of agencies in charge of police training the EU provides support for development of its member states and in achieving common high standards. This paper examines possibilities provided by the EU in that regard and the manner of deliberation about the direction this development needs to take.

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