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Don't Be an Idea Person

Don't Be an Idea Person

It's been said that ideas are a dime a dozen but the people who implement them are priceless. As a supervisor, you get to decide whether you're worth more than a dime.

October 6, 2016

Curiosity and Urgency

Curiosity and Urgency

If you are to be taken seriously as a law enforcement officer, you must develop both your sense of curiosity and your sense of urgency.

September 2, 2016

The Three Things Only You Can Control
Lead, Don't Blame

Lead, Don't Blame

In today's world there are supervisors who act to protect themselves from the fear of failing, the fear of confrontation, and the fear of dealing with their own mediocrity.

July 8, 2016

Cop 101 Never Goes Out of Style

Cop 101 Never Goes Out of Style

As a supervisor, making sure that policies and procedures are being followed should be part of your daily routine. Following these protocols creates a baseline that gives you much needed consistency during any operation. That baseline is what I call Cop 101.

June 9, 2016

Having Skin in the Game

Having Skin in the Game

Have you ever been in a situation where you were trying to find out why something happened and you got nowhere? Nobody cared because no one was holding them accountable.

May 4, 2016

Three Strikes and You're Out

Three Strikes and You're Out

I document my attempts to seek people's cooperation and move on. It's my "If it's not important to you, it's not important to me" axiom.

April 7, 2016

Taking Charge of Yourself

Taking Charge of Yourself

Supervisors often hear that they are to lead by example, but what does that really mean? You are the first person who has to obey in order to comply with the very things you demand of others.

March 2, 2016

Order of Operations

Order of Operations

Let's take a look at each paragraph individually and see how the Marine Corps' planning format might be used in planning a law enforcement operation or project.

January 28, 2016

The Radar Functions of a Supervisor
Your Leadership Roles

Your Leadership Roles

You're kidding yourself if you think that you will ever have a fully trained and motivated command. You are a trainer, a coach, and if you care about the future, a mentor. In reality, each has its own role, specific purpose, and desired outcome.

November 17, 2015

Conducting Effective Meetings

Conducting Effective Meetings

Most facets of supervising can be placed in one of two categories: action or admin. The action parts are what supervisors usually enjoy doing the most. The admin side is a different story.

October 22, 2015

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