IT System Functioning in the Polish Police as a System Supporting Management Processes
Purpose: The aim of the article is to analyze the information systems used in the Polish police in the context of the possibility of using them in supporting of management processes. Design/Methodology/Approach: The research used the method of functional comparative analysis. The functions of the IT systems used in the Polish police were examined and mapped onto main functions of management information systems indicated in the literature. Findings: The article identifies the main functions of information management systems, and then compares the three main IT systems currently used in the Polish police with the functions they should have based on the literature. The systems used in the Polish police support the management staff only in selected areas. These systems still need the implementation of many functions, in particular those supporting the prediction of future phenomena, forecasting trends, as well as functions supporting the planning of professional development of employees. Practical Implications: The conclusions from the research should serve as a recommendation for the direction of the development of information systems used in the Polish police. Originality/Value: The presented research is unique in terms of analyzing the possibilities of using the systems used in the Polish police for human resource management, increasing work efficiency and effectiveness and for supporting the management staff.