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How To Deal With a New Supervisor

July 9, 2018

I've learned a few things about dealing with new supervisors in my 30-plus-year career in law enforcement. Here are some of them in no particular order.

How To Develop a Policy

May 2, 2018

Do your research and follow an outline to create a fleshed out protocol that benefits your agency and officers.

Motor Units Are Resource Multipliers

April 2, 2018

Are your agency's motorcycle officers being used to their full advantage?

How To…Deal With Wild Animals

March 1, 2018

You can be dispatched to pretty much any type of wild animal call. If you can think of it, somebody somewhere has had to respond to it. I will share with you a common sense framework that you can build upon based on the unique situations you find yourself in.

How To Understand First Amendment Rights for Public Employees

December 4, 2017

As a law enforcement officer, what can you say without negatively affecting yourself and your agency? 

The Leadership Style Myth

December 4, 2017

It's not about pitting one style against another, but using a style that will work best in each situation.

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.

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