Command Staff - Chiefs / Sheriffs

Command Staff - Chiefs / Sheriffs

The Command Staff - Chiefs / Sheriffs topic gives police leadership news and information to help them lead their troops despite shrinking budgets and increasing scrutiny from the public and the media. This topic also gives the patrol officer an avenue to prepare themselves for a rise through the ranks.
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Applying for chief: How to write a winning cover letter Rob Hall - Chief's Office

Applying for chief: How to write a winning cover letter

A cover letter can very well make the difference between getting an interview in the first place or having your application placed in the administrative equivalent of the “circular file” - Full Story

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Chief: FBI memo wouldn't have changed Texas terror attack response

Chief said no one at command post set up to monitor the event was aware that the FBI had sent a memo about Elton Simpson hours before the May 3 shooting - Full Story

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RISE Award nominee: New chief turns around troubled department, builds trust Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

RISE Award nominee: New chief turns around troubled department, builds trust

Chief Eric Blanchard immediately demonstrated a commitment to transparency and accountability that earned the trust of his officers and his communty - Full Story

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Ga. sheriff charged in shooting, vows to continue as lawman

Ga. sheriff charged in shooting, vows to continue as lawman

A day after he was charged with reckless conduct in the shooting of a real estate agent, sheriff called it a "tragic accident" and vowed to continue - Full Story

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Why followership is as important as police leadership Barry Reynolds - Leadership, Management, and Policing

Why followership is as important as police leadership

Just as we expect our best leaders to be highly competent, credible, and genuine, we also expect those traits from the best followers - Full Story

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8 principles J. Edgar Hoover can teach police about leadership Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

8 principles J. Edgar Hoover can teach police about leadership

Study of J. Edgar Hoover’s life reveals that he was one of the most successful leaders in law enforcement history, regularly demonstrated the following traits of great leadership - Full Story

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Why riots won’t die: 3 contributing failures of leadership

Why riots won’t die: 3 contributing failures of leadership

Watching the recent riots in Baltimore brought back unpleasant memories of those riots in Los Angeles more than two decades ago — the similarities are a brutal reminder of how we continue to make the same mistakes. - Full Story

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RISE Award nominee: 'Cops and barbers' brings black community and law enforcement together Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

RISE Award nominee: 'Cops and barbers' brings black community and law enforcement together

The meeting helps teach the community how to respond to police contacts in different scenarios, and it gives law enforcement the opportunity to better understand the black community - Full Story

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Michael Brown's friend sues Ferguson, Wilson, police chief

Dorian Johnson contends in his lawsuit filed last week that Officer Darren Wilson initiated the confrontation that ended in Brown's Aug. 9 death - Full Story

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Texas chief dies in motorcycle wreck

Texas chief dies in motorcycle wreck

Floyd Simpson, 51, became the city's first black police chief when he was hired in March 2012 - Full Story



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