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How To Motivate Law Enforcement Officers

How To Motivate Law Enforcement Officers

With the challenges facing our country, highly motivated law enforcement officers and respected law enforcement agencies are needed now more than ever in our communities. Motivated officers with strong ethics are the most important elements in the long-term success of a law enforcement agency. 

April 7, 2016

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

The New Guard

Capt. Rhonda Lawson, president of the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE), became the first female field captain in the Texas Highway Patrol's history. In her experience, many officers resent competition with minorities for desired positions.

March 31, 2014

Is Your Boss a Weiner or a Winner?

Is Your Boss a Weiner or a Winner?

If the men and women of patrol have to be exposed to a cross-section of varied subjects, then law enforcement administrators are expected to have doctorates in each of those and be able to answer for and explain the seemingly inexplicable actions of each of their subordinates.

September 26, 2013

Counseling Skills for FTOs

Counseling Skills for FTOs

First and foremost, counseling is an art that you don't master the first time or by suffering through a boring psychological lecture. You learn by doing. You'll make mistakes, and you'll have to work hard every time you provide counsel.

September 19, 2012

Custom Web-Based Scheduling

Custom Web-Based Scheduling

Scheduline uses the convenience of the Web to schedule and communicate with personnel. The secure, scalable system makes scheduling fast and easy from any computer with an internet connection. Personnel can view their own schedules online, and can view or print schedules from any screen.

October 1, 2008

Visual Staff Scheduler Scheduling Software

With new Visual Staff Scheduler PRO 9.0, you can schedule staff based on skills, seniority, and workload, and easily see how any changes to the schedule impact shift coverage. Whether you need to create schedules by shift, position, or location, monthly calendars, daily rosters, or any other type of schedule or report, VSS PRO can do it all and save you time.

March 1, 2007

Shift Schedules Spreadsheets

Employee scheduling spreadsheets from Shift Schedules can now transfer employee shift and task assignments to your Outlook Calendar and to your PDA and Smart Phone Calendar for easy reference. A text file in standard vCalendar format is created by the spreadsheet that can be saved on your computer and imported into Outlook for viewing and transfer to your PDA or Smart Phone.

October 1, 2005

PDSI Software Scheduling Software

PDSI Software’s Telestaff v. 2.2 Scheduling and Staff Management software combines the intricacies of computer software with simple telephone components to simplify staffing needs. The software uses an agency’s individual work code and rules to ensure appropriate staffing during any shift or unpredicted event. The program roster interfaces with industry-leading CAD systems and the software can also manage payroll, cost reports, and time keeping.

May 1, 2005