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How To Conduct an Area Canvass

November 3, 2017

You need to do a thorough search of the area surrounding a crime scene to develop leads and solve crimes.

Two Management Keys for Small Unit Leadership

November 2, 2017

Through surprise inspections and follow-up, supervisors can stay on top of things and accomplish their goals and objectives.

There Is No Off The Record

October 16, 2017

If someone at work tells you something in confidence, it's still your job to share the information if warranted.

How To…Adjust to a New Agency

October 9, 2017

It doesn't matter whether you're a rookie heading into your first orientation or a 10-year veteran, adjusting to a new agency can be tricky. If you aren't careful, it can be a bit overwhelming as you try to fit in.

How To Work With Fire Rescue

September 5, 2017

It's important to communicate with firefighters and rescue personnel and not get in each other's way.

Four Hard Truths in Leadership

September 1, 2017

Stumbling blocks can hamper supervisors' efforts, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't keep trying.

Learn to Love Chaos

August 7, 2017

If you can't make order out of chaos, then you shouldn't be a supervisor.

How To Deal With Being Passed Over for Promotion

August 3, 2017

For those seeking promotion, there is always the possibility of not getting one. Although when you don't get the promotion it might seem like the end of the world, it isn't.

Briefing Skills

July 10, 2017

Effectively providing information in a briefing requires choosing the right presentation method for a given audience.

How To…Communicate During a Pursuit

July 7, 2017

Let's be honest, radio procedure during emergency traffic tends to leave a lot to be desired.

Preparedness, Not Paranoia

June 10, 2017

We must be prepared to deal with danger but not feed into our emotions. Fear makes us irrational. Police officers cannot afford to be irrational.

How To Work With Aviation Units

June 10, 2017

There is no substitute for some type of aircraft in the air to support your operations. It's imperative that the coordination between ground units and flight crews be seamless and problem free. But this is easier said than done.

How To Respond to an Emotionally Disturbed Person

May 12, 2017

Today's law enforcement officer is forced to act as a mental health worker in a system that is obviously broken. We as law enforcement officers need to take this topic very seriously.

Establishing Priorities

May 11, 2017

If we don't set priorities, we tend to follow the path of least resistance, avoiding the big and difficult jobs and thereby leading to delay or failure.

Your Role as a Supervisor

April 10, 2017

Just doing your job is not enough. You have to fulfill your role as a supervisor, which encompasses much more.

How To Conduct Patrol-Level Interviews

April 7, 2017

I have assembled some useful information specifically tailored for the patrol officer conducting interviews and interrogations during the initial investigation.

Developing Managerial Effectiveness

March 13, 2017

Managerial effectiveness includes skills such as time management, strategic thinking, and decision-making. The challenge for any supervisor is to develop relevant skills in order to be more effective.

How to Investigate Lost Children

March 10, 2017

There are basically five ways children go missing: abduction by a parent, kidnapping and ransom, runaway children, predator abduction, or unexplained disappearance. Until you figure out what you have, each investigation starts off with the premise that the child has gone missing by wandering off somewhere. This article will cover common aspects of a lost child in order to help an officer with the initial investigation.

How to Investigate a Burglary

February 9, 2017

My friend used investigating burglaries as his template for training new detectives. Since his clearance rate was always above the national average, his training model likely has merit. With that in mind, here are some points to remember.

Self-Discipline

February 7, 2017

Not too long ago, I was asked to identify the one leadership characteristic that rises above all others as the most important. Though I was intrigued by the question and was prepared to give it a great deal of thought, I came up with an answer almost immediately. It was a trait instilled in me while serving in the military: self-discipline.

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