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“How do we expect officers to be good at decision-making if we don’t start it in the academy?”
The “hard truth” in law enforcement is telling what’s true, but difficult to hear with the improvement of a community, agency or individual as a goal
Do you have a leader within your department that’s capable of turning your team into an elite unit? Try looking in the mirror
Let’s discuss a recent incident where an LEO was pulled over for driving nearly double the speed limit in a marked cruiser without lights and siren on
Your nametag, department patch and badge are the most important aspects of your uniforms and represent much more than metal and fabric
Whether you are a rookie or a chief, be a good citizen and take the ticket
“When officers make mistakes in their career, 95% of the time it’s the fault of the department.”
By mining their own data, departments can pinpoint issues, save careers and better serve communities
Understanding the root of our mindset – and how to shift it – is critical to transforming the work of law enforcement and our relationship with the community
If you get caught speeding or doing something else that is illegal, remember that you are not above the law
Police officers can’t risk getting caught up in either politics or misguided social experiments
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
Acknowledging the oath means acceptance of tremendous responsibility
Officers must be trained in how to verbally de-escalate and physically intervene when another officer loses emotional control
Starting with the right candidates is key to creating officers who embrace a culture of accountability
Every officer must prevent or stop any misconduct by another officer and report officer misconduct when they become aware of it
“Culture will eat policy all day long if you don’t train constantly on the demand for personal accountability both within yourself and your fellow officers.”
How to prepare officers to successfully intervene to prevent harm and create a law enforcement culture that supports peer intervention
By emphasizing your department’s beliefs and demonstrating them on every contact, officers’ efforts will be recognized in your community
Trilogy graduates earn college credit as well as network with other leaders in law enforcement
Throughout our police careers, we are told to intervene if we see another officer doing something wrong or illegal, but it is unclear exactly what we should do
The concept of field training makes sense to police administrators – it is the logistics of training they may have a problem with
Investing in supervisors is an investment in law enforcement’s future
Our current Code of Ethics has served our profession well, yet just as policing has evolved, so must our Code
We have substantial ‘problems lying in wait’ in too many law enforcement agencies that we need to address
Taking a cue from pilot training, the EPIC program teaches officers to become active bystanders who speak up when watching a troubling event unfold
Agencies that take no action to terminate officers who have been proven to be dishonest are placing themselves at risk