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Law Enforcement Today | October 2, 2014

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Ferguson PD Chief Jackson No Longer Leads His Department

September 28, 2014 | 1

I usually reserve judgment on another officer’s actions, no matter what his assignment or rank. I want to give them the benefit of the doubt and see how their actions play out. That LEO experienced more than I could fathom … Read More

Progressive LE Leaders Effectively Manage Departmental Risk

August 12, 2014 |

Policing is an inherently dangerous occupation.  Law enforcement agencies must continue to improve the safety margin, not only for LEOs, but also for the community.

In the 10-year period from 2003 – 2012 in United States, an annual average of … Read More

Be Wise When Disseminating Wisdom

July 4, 2014 |

Every organization has one or more (depending on size – large agencies are filled with them) supervisors or managers who cannot get people to follow him or her to the water cooler without formal authority to command obedience. Everyone knows … Read More

STUPID BEHAVIOR

June 14, 2014 |

The unthinkable has happened again in a community close to mine.  A young rookie LEO (on probation) was terminated for engaging in what I refer to as stupid behavior.  This officer was running a license plate seeking information on a … Read More

Your Next Call

April 23, 2014 |

Your next call may be your most important call. You may face your greatest challenge or it may be your opportunity to have the most important impact on someone’s life. It may hold the greatest mystery you have … Read More

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 | 1

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

CHOOSING THE LEADERS WITHIN YOUR AGENCY

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