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Law Enforcement Today | April 21, 2014

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The Enemy Within: SOP & Tactics of Toxic Law Enforcement Bosses

April 16, 2014 |

Management toxicity, a plague denied by many in law enforcement leadership positions. It is the elephant in the room for public safety. Practitioners know that the problem is real and that its impact is poisonous. A large … Read More

Community-Oriented Policing: The Power of Collaboration

March 9, 2014 |

with Anthony Normore

Encouraging community partnerships and engagement via frontline police leadership requires a fundamental shift in the socio-cultural nuances of police officers who have remained driven by performance during the community policing era. In support … Read More

A Self-Assessment for Law Enforcement Leadership Improvement: The 6 Traits of a Successful Police Leader

February 10, 2014 | 1

with Dr. Anthony H. Normore

There has been much said and written about what constitutes a successful leader. From arguing about leaders being born or developed to defining differing leadership styles based on personality … Read More


February 9, 2014 | 1

“Who is going to fly your planes? If there was ever a position that absolutely cannot afford to fail, it’s piloting an airplane.  There is little room for error and dozens or hundreds of lives are hanging … Read More

When the LT Accidentally Shot his Office Chair

February 7, 2014 |

When an officer is involved in a shooting there is an emotional rollercoaster that typically follows. Adrenaline dump, tunnel vision, maybe some involuntary muscle twitching, and for most officers there is difficulty in recalling how many shots … Read More

Are you a Warrior, Servant, and Leader?

January 3, 2014 |

Warrior, Servant, Leader – three words not typically associated with cops. People hear the word COP and most picture a guy in uniform, gun, badge, and handcuffs arresting someone or racing down the street with lights and siren screaming “get … Read More

The Calls Do Count

November 24, 2013 | 2

In 2004, Brian Kilmeade, of Fox and Friends on the Fox Network, wrote a great book called “The Games Do Count”. He interviewed over 50 people from various walks of life, who were what the public would … Read More

The Three Most Important Days in Your Life

November 19, 2013 | 8

Mark Twain has been quoted as saying, “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” For most cops, when asked, say they became a … Read More

Leadership Essentials for Law Enforcement

November 9, 2013 | 1

As law enforcers, we are all accustomed to revised codes, municipal ordinances, procedure manuals, and rules of conduct. Sometimes, our lives – on and off-duty – are consumed with laws. It kind of reminds of the song, … Read More

The Social Liability of Police Leadership

November 7, 2013 | 4

The personal, professional, and spiritual stagnation or growth of all rank and file officers is, on many levels, the shared responsibility of the Police Chief.  Officers’ comport and work ethic on the street is in many ways … Read More