Publication Date


Document Type

Project Summary

Degree Name

Doctor of Education



First Advisor

Brian Vivona, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Bruce Wilson, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Donald Culverson, Ph.D.


The purpose of this project was to explore creation of an organizational development program that prepares potential mid-level managerial candidates to effectively assume the responsibilities associated with the rank of Sergeant in the Missouri City Police Department (MCPD). To that end, the researcher sought to identify the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA) and/or resources, if any, perceived by internal stakeholders, more specifically holding the rank of Sergeant as well as those who supervise those holding the rank of Sergeant, to be beneficial to potential candidates who want to assume the responsibilities of the position or to those who already hold the position. Data was collected using focus group interviews with MCPD target population. The data collected will be used for creating MCPD's first professional development program for potential and current Sergeants.


A print copy of this manuscript is available for library use only in the Governors State University Archives.