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Your Role as a Supervisor

Your Role as a Supervisor

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

April 10, 2017

Developing Managerial Effectiveness

Developing Managerial Effectiveness

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.

March 13, 2017

How to Investigate a Burglary

How to Investigate a Burglary

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.

February 9, 2017

Self-Discipline

Self-Discipline

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.

February 7, 2017

No One Cares?

No One Cares?

People who care make things happen. People who don't care just complain.

January 6, 2017

Reverse Mentoring

Reverse Mentoring

Don't be afraid to learn something from the very person you are teaching.

December 8, 2016

Maintaining Focus

Maintaining Focus

Focus is all about concentrating on what's important, being in the present, and not letting anything distract you. Of course, that's a lot easier said than done.

November 8, 2016

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

12 Keys to a Successful Career

12 Keys to a Successful Career

There's a lot you can learn from veteran and retired officers who have worn the badge before you, including how to thrive and prosper in the law enforcement profession.

August 12, 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

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