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Dealing With A Bad Attitude

Dealing With A Bad Attitude

A person with a bad attitude can be disruptive to the workplace, it's not something you want in your unit but before you face the issue head on, make sure you've documented their bad tendencies. 

August 20, 2015

You Are Not Their Friend

You Are Not Their Friend

The role of a law enforcement supervisor is to lead, motivate, and help accomplish the agency's mission. Nowhere in that role does it state you have to be everyone's friend.

July 16, 2015

The Management Side of Leadership

The Management Side of Leadership

You often hear the word "leadership" used, but it has become so cliché that the real meaning has been all but lost. Many have pushed away the management side of the house and have ignored the fact that being an effective manager is a big part of a leader's job.

June 30, 2015

Reviewing Reports

Reviewing Reports

The success or failure of any law enforcement agency revolves around the quality of its paperwork. As a supervisor you must set high standards early on to ensure success. Everything you approve will have your name on it, and thus your subordinates' reports become yours.

May 30, 2015

Be Specific

Be Specific

Supervisors must be specific when they communicate, or expect to pay the price for not doing so. Specificity is important for three main reasons: to ensure the success of the task, to eliminate any questionable officer issues, and in case disciplinary actions become required.

February 11, 2015

Dangers of Over-supervising

Dangers of Over-supervising

Over-supervising quashes initiative, creates morale problems (no one likes to be micro-managed), and creates respect issues.

January 15, 2015