Chapter 4

Managing the Investigative Function

Abstract

This chapter builds on the premise that supervision of investigators requires someone who already has investigatory experience. The chapter explores the five different roles of an investigation unit manager: the investigative counselor, which requires an informal and open exchange of ideas in addition to an advisory role; the investigative trainer, which includes multiple training options, such as direct involvement, on-the-job training, and outside classes; the investigative controller, who is concerned with organization and span of control, records, expenses, and equipment; the investigative motivator, who works to empower others; and the investigative evaluator, who engages in an ongoing ...

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