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5 attributes of a good cop; Is it safe to say 'sorry'?

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Editor's Note:

In this month's eNews, Mike Rayburn defines what makes a 'good cop,' while Matt Stiehm explains why saying "I'm sorry" shouldn't result in a lawsuit.

Lastly, Neal Collie addresses the question, 'can a supervisor be a friend to a subordinate officer?' Check out his answer, and see if you agree.


Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief
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What makes a good street cop?
By Mike Rayburn, PoliceOne Contributor
I’m sure we could come up with a hundred other traits that make a good street cop, but for now, take these few words of wisdom and be safe out there. Training, courage and more
Career Issues
Saying 'I'm sorry' in context of a cop's career
By Matt Stiehm, PoliceOne Contributor
Officers get into situations that may prompt an apology, but simply saying 'sorry' does not mean the situation should result in a civil tort. Officers make mistakes
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Balancing being 'supervisor' and 'buddy'
By Neal Collie, PoliceOne Member
Over my career in law enforcement, I have attended various management training courses and this topic has never been formally addressed. So, can a supervisor be a friend to a subordinate officer? The answer is "yes... to a degree."
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