Effects of Positive Discipline




Rodgers, David

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Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT)



Positive discipline is a tool, that when used has many benefits to an organization. There are many positive outcomes from employees when a positive discipline model is utilized. These positive attributes are increased morale, self-discipline, additional training, and better attitudes from the employees. The use of positive discipline can also increase productivity and vision, and at the same time reduce the fear of punishment, which allows employees to take risks to advance the organization. If they fear negative discipline then they will not take chances in their positions and can be unproductive. The positive discipline model should be used to correct behavior for employee actions and mistakes. The use of positive discipline enhances any form of discipline that is used. Positive discipline helps both the employees and the department to succeed in their goals. The use of negative discipline is very commonly used in police departments. In some cases, the use of negative discipline is inevitable, but it should be used in conjunction with the ideals in the positive discipline model. Implementation of a positive discipline model does not eliminate punishments it just adds a list of positive procedures to use, to gain compliance and correct behaviors from employees. The use of the positive discipline model will improve the agencies personnel by providing additional training, productivity will increase, and the employees will be a lot happier at work. This makes any organization stronger and more effective at providing the service that they provide. There is absolutely no reason to not use positive discipline in any disciplinary system. The benefits of using positive discipline will save time, money, reduce liability, and produce a better work environment for everyone.


Police administration, Labor discipline, Police misconduct