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24 questions to ask after reading ‘24 on 2024: A police leadership playbook’

These questions are designed to encourage thought-provoking discussions and reflections among police supervisors

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Every year, Police1 compiles valuable insights from leading experts in the law enforcement field, focusing on the unique challenges faced by police leaders and officers. These valuable perspectives are gathered into an annual playbook. The latest edition, titled “24 on 2024: A Police Leadership Playbook,” serves as a strategic guide for law enforcement leaders. It aims to provide them with essential knowledge and advice to adeptly handle the dynamic nature of their roles.

Based on the topics reviewed in this year’s playbook, the following list provides one key question for each of the 24 sections highlighted in the playbook, designed to stimulate conversation about the implementation of modern policing strategies. Download your copy of the playbook here to follow along as you address each of these questions.

1. Accreditation: How does accreditation improve the professionalism and efficiency of our police operations?

2. Artificial intelligence: How can we integrate AI technologies safely and effectively in our policing practices?

3. Behavioral Threat Assessment: In what ways can behavioral threat assessment be utilized to prevent acts of violence?

4. Counterterrorism: What role can patrol officers play in enhancing our counterterrorism efforts through the use of technology and intelligence sharing?

5. Crisis response: What role should patrol officers play in responding to mental health crises and how can we improve our response to mental health calls while ensuring officer safety?

6. Cybersecurity: What cybersecurity measures are crucial for protecting our department’s data?

7. De-escalation training: What are the key components of effective de-escalation training for law enforcement?

8. Family support: How can we enhance communication and community building among our officers’ families?

9. Fleet management: How can we prepare for the logistical and operational changes due to the EV transition?

10. Hate crimes: How can training be improved to equip officers to deal with hate crimes more effectively?

11. Human trafficking investigation: How can we integrate victim advocacy effectively in our human trafficking cases?

12. Narcotics intervention: What approaches can be taken to balance narcotics enforcement with outreach and treatment initiatives?

13. One-By-One Policing: How can we foster a culture that values individual contributions and ensures a positive working environment?

14. Operational strategy: How can we implement a problem-solving policing strategy to address long-standing crime problems in our community?

15. Peer support: What steps can we take to establish a successful and confidential peer support system within our department?

16. Police recruitment: What innovative approaches can we adopt to attract a diverse and skilled workforce to our department?

17. Police retention: How can we address the challenge of retaining experienced officers and preserving institutional knowledge?

18. Police training: How can we ensure that our training programs are continually updated to reflect best practices in communication and de-escalation?

19. Pre-academy training: What are the benefits of implementing a pre-academy training program, and how can it prepare recruits for the challenges of the academy?

20. Real time crime centers: How can real time crime centers be utilized to enhance our operational effectiveness and information sharing?

21. Research: How can we leverage the latest research in policing to inform our practices and policies?

22. School resource officers: What is the role of transparency in the operations of School Resource Officers, and how does it impact community trust?

23. Violent crime reduction: How can we use data-driven approaches to identify and address the root causes of violent crime in our community?

24. Women in policing: What strategies can we implement to support the career advancement of women in our police department?

These questions are aimed at facilitating discussion and reflection among law enforcement supervisors, to enhance departmental practices in various key areas of modern policing.

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