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Eric Tung

Commander Eric Tung has been a police officer for 16 years in Washington State. He currently oversees patrol operations and his department’s wellness and peer support programs. He has led and innovated recruiting, hiring, training, community engagement, civil disturbance and field training programs. Eric was a 2022 “40 Under 40" honoree, recognized by the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He develops wellness and leadership content on @bluegritwellness on Instagram, and the Blue Grit Radio podcast.

Enhance team cohesion by adapting communication strategies, building trust and encouraging mentorship among diverse age groups
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The first-line supervisor holds a unique position to guide and protect their team in ways unmatched by anyone else in the department
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For you to come out on top, you will be a blend of having the chops and showing up as your best-presented self
Silos kill progress and diminish the greater good, and our greater good is a healthy, operational police agency
By focusing on “othering,” it is furthering a narrative that creates more divisiveness, tension and resentment within your community and department
Humility, innovation, collaboration and communication are key for success
From boots to barriers, here’s what stood out for patrol and emergency response situations