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10 Tips for a New Police Chief
Whether you are a new chief, having recently been promoted or selected for the position, or you are an experienced chief who has moved to a new agency, there are several steps you can take to set yourself, and your agency, up for success.
December 22, 2022
How Every Police Agency Is (Or Can Be) an Incredible ISLAND Unto Its Own
ISLAND—Inclusion, Safety, Laughs, Accountability, Nourishment, and Direction—is a way to train and treat all public safety employees (and the community they serve) as a group of people who are influencing each other without much outside influence.
April 11, 2022
A Lesson in Police Leadership: How Polk County Sheriff’s Office Optimizes Speech Technology to Drive Productivity
Discover how progressive leadership coupled with speech recognition technology can transform your organization and drive productivity.
May 26th, 2020
How Police Leaders Can Get the Best Work from Their Officers
Research suggests that empowerment is an important vehicle for improving service delivery and performance.
September 4, 2018
Law Enforcement Consortiums: The New Face of Records Management
How can agencies survive budget costs and diminishing resources while still keeping their communities safe? Consortiums are quickly becoming the answer.
August 15, 2018
How To Develop a Policy
Do your research and follow an outline to create a fleshed out protocol that benefits your agency and officers.
May 2, 2018
Lead Your Way to a Successful Department
Effective leadership can inspire employees to become invested in your agency, ensuring organizational success.
February 7, 2018
Four Hard Truths in Leadership
Stumbling blocks can hamper supervisors' efforts, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't keep trying.
September 1, 2017
Risk Management for Law Enforcement
Law enforcement agencies and officers face considerable liability when things go bad during operations, so mitigating this risk is critically important.
August 7, 2017
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
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
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
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