Lupo, James A.
Barnes, Stephen D.
College for Professional Studies
School of Humanities & Social Sciences
Thesis - Open Access
Number of Pages
This descriptive study uses grounded theory approach to investigate the prevalence and content of mission statements among United States local police departments and sheriffs' offices that employ less than 25 sworn personnel. Mixed method research analysis identified the prevalence of mission statements as well as the content and characteristics of mission statement. Mission statements were analyzed with no a priori assumptions, standards, or coding schema. From this study it was found that 80 (37.21%) of the study's sample law enforcement agencies (N = 215) have mission statements that were located through this study's web search and agency participation. The analysis revealed that the prevalence of mission statements and mission content varied among sample subgroups.
Date of Award
© Gwendolyn L. Pascoe
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Pascoe, Gwendolyn L., "Mission Statement Content And Prevalence Among Local Police Departments And Sheriffs' Offices" (2010). Student Publications. 747.