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Command Staff - Chiefs / Sheriffs

The Command Staff - Chiefs / Sheriffs topic gives police leadership news and information to help them lead their troops. This topic also gives the patrol officer an avenue to prepare themselves for a rise through the ranks.

Discover how engaging applicants and streamlining processes can significantly improve the quality of recruits and their fit for the profession
Since its publication in 1994, “The Oz Principle” has become the worldwide guide on accountability. Here’s what law enforcement can take from this book
Future law enforcement leaders must build more than a good resume before they’re ready for a promotion
"[Policing] requires public trust. It cannot be effective if the people being served have doubts about our officers’ motivations, conduct, or character,” Mayor Bruce Harrell said
Dan O’Brien from HTC Vive Americas discusses how VR training enhances effectiveness and prepares officers for real-world scenarios with precision and efficiency
“If we can overcome the reputation of the political volatility...[and] show that stability, I really believe this will be a sought-after position,” Chief Sue Rahr said
The survey highlights alarming levels of stress and mental health struggles among law enforcement officers
If your agency chooses to do its public safety policy management in-house, then what unexpected costs could impact your department’s budget?
New laws and court decisions mean updated law enforcement policies; here’s an overview of some important topics to watch throughout the year
Fighting back against poor police leadership
“That work includes a responsibility to...listen, and to take actions that demonstrate a commitment to safety, healing, and justice,” Anchorage Mayor-elect Suzanne LaFrance said
Discover how Chief Christopher Cook utilizes storytelling to connect with both his officers and the community, creating a cohesive and transparent law enforcement environment
Amid increasing scrutiny and declining morale, here is a vision of hope for today’s law enforcement crisis
What an ancient philosophy can teach modern police leaders
Hiring the right wellness coordinator for your agency is an investment in the health and resilience of your entire organization
Deputy Chief Lance Brede shares how mentorship shaped his path and his vision for a transparent, community-focused police force
Download this in-depth analysis of Police1’s State of the Industry survey on officer wellbeing
Enhance team cohesion by adapting communication strategies, building trust and encouraging mentorship among diverse age groups
“We do believe this resignation by the chief is in the best interest of the community...as well as for Chief Balderrama and the families involved,” Mayor Jerry Dyer stated
Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel was alleged to have promoted an officer who was the subject of a misconduct complaint at the same meeting where the complaint was raised
By mastering these traits, police leaders can address 98% of the challenges they face in their roles
As much as surges in crime are principle to more overtime, so is staffing, department leadership says
Residents talked about increasing partnerships with neighborhood associations and community groups to create safer youth activities in the summer evenings
One officer remains on the force, who has been appointed interim police chief
“Our staffing levels have reached a point where our primary focus must be on ensuring the minimal coverage necessary to keep our community safe,” a letter from Fulton PD states
Police Commissioner Kevin Bethel said the new officers will patrol the Kensington area on foot and bicycle, and begin enforcing stricter drug laws this summer
The overhaul reduces top-level positions, adds civilian professionals and introduces new roles to address inefficiencies and evolving challenges in policing
The African philosophy of Ubuntu provides a compelling vision for revolutionizing public safety services and the ways in which we enforce our laws
By embracing trauma-informed practices, understanding our criminal justice role, staying proactive and leading by example, we can chart a brighter future for law enforcement