This research project digs into the idea of what leadership styles are like in law enforcement and military organizations, and what can be done to improve morale. At the same time it looks at the connection between leadership style and communication, and the connection between those to morale. Academic literature has shown employee job satisfaction and morale is connected to leadership styles, and that the more communication there is from leadership, the more connected employees feel to their organization. Employees believe that the more involved a leader is in a policing organization, the more likely they are to trust in that leader’s ability and decision making. Learning more about leadership’s role in maintaining or improving morale should help future leaders maintain a positive workplace.

Project Type


College or School

College of Professional Studies Granite Division

Program or Major



Winter 2020

MSLD_Fleming_Brian_Capstone_Paper.pdf (3576 kB)
Capstone Paper