Organizational Structure and Community Policing
Much contemporary discussion of organizational structure stems from the ideas of Weber (1946) on bureaucracy and of Blau (1970) and Blau and Schoenherr (1971) on diﬀ erentiation. Weber characterized modern bureaucracy as having a division of responsibility, hierarchy of authority, and educated oﬃ cials who manage according to written documents. Blau considered formal structure to represent diﬀ erentiation within the organization. He writes
In other words, Blau saw organizational structure as how an organization deﬁ ned itself functionally, occupationally, hierarchically, and spatially.