Matthias Weber

Hochschule für Polizei und öffentliche Verwaltung Nordrhein-Westfalen

New Authority in the Police – a Development of a Modell of a New Authority in the Police

The new authority is a psychological concept being develo-ped for the deescalation of highly escalated systems and is being used in schools, social-pedagogical and psychiatric institutions. This article discusses its use and transferability for police work. Police authority can be associated with use of force. Furthermore policemen report more frequently a loss of respect. Therefore this article develops a modell of police authority which conforms to ethical standards and is of practical use for daily policework.

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