Law Enforcement Leadership

Law Enforcement Leadership July August 2018

Michael Carpenter Supervisory Success for New Sergeants Congratulations are in order to the police officer who gets promoted to the rank of sergeant. All of the hard work, study, preparation, and career planning finally paid off!   However, about the time that the last set of chevrons are sewn onto the uniform shirt, most newly promoted sergeants start to feel a little funny. The “funny” feeling is usually a combination of being nervous, happy, worried, and excited…all at the same…

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Law Enforcement Leadership Jan/Feb 2017

Michael Carpenter “Boss…You Got a Minute?” It starts out innocently. “Boss, you got a minute?” says one of your officers as he walks by your office. And, then, after a little bit of stammering and foot shuffling, your subordinate proceeds to tell you about the mistake he made, thereby dropping the whole thing right into your lap. Now, what do you do? Mistakes are a fact of life. Since they cannot always be avoided, the success of your career may…