Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D.
Joel Shults operates Street Smart Training and is the founder of the National Center for Police Advocacy.. He is retired as Chief of Police in Colorado. Over his 30 year career in uniformed law enforcement and in criminal justice education Joel has served in a variety of roles: academy instructor, police chaplain, deputy coroner, investigator, community relations officer, college professor, and police chief, among others. Shults earned his doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Missouri, with a graduate degree in Public Services Administration and bachelors in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Central Missouri. In addition to service with the US Army military police and CID, Shults has done observational studies with over fifty police agencies across the country. He has served on a number of advisory and advocacy boards including the Colorado POST curriculum committee as a subject matter expert.
His latest book The Badge and the Brain is available at www.joelshults.com.
Follow Joel on Twitter @ChiefShults.
FULL LIST OF Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. RESULTS
When violence erupts: 6 considerations for cops in a large-scale critical incident–
Active killer incidents and other large-scale mass-casualty events are sudden — you need to get ready with tactics and tools to help get you through a very, very long day
Integrity management: 5 keys to weeding out bad cops–
If we tell ourselves an officer can falsify his location for a sexual liaison but would never lie in a report, we are lying to ourselves
Why PDs must support, not discard, cops in distress–
Agencies and legislatures must protect these professionals from job loss for seeking care where no permanent threat to public safety exists
6 'old school' rules that still apply to use of force–
We may have allowed our critics to get into our heads and cloud our minds at times of critical decision-making
What's it like to lead today's cops? 3 chiefs speak out–
As these chiefs testify, active police leaders are not just riding out the storm, but making positive efforts to keep officers safe, morale high, and community trust intact
Want real data on the dangers of police work? Get behind the PRIDE ACT–
We have no national clearinghouse for reporting assaults on officers unless the officer dies, and certainly no way to begin to count the anecdotal reports of increased resistance to police contacts
Worst-case scenarios: 10 things every cop should do for their family and self–
Because the future is uncertain, police officers must make arrangements today for whatever worst-case scenario may befall them tomorrow
A cop's conundrum: What do I tell my spouse about my day?–
Learning to manage what and how you share can have a huge impact on the intimacy necessary for a healthy partnership
Why chiefs and legislators must work together on pending laws–
Chief Steven Casstevens of the Buffalo Grove (Ill.) Police Department urged police leaders to interact with line officers to inform them of potentially adverse pending legislation, and ask them how the proposal would affect their ability to do their job
4 ways police leaders can better communicate with the community–
Building bridges — or rebuilding them — isn’t likely to happen if we wait for our citizenry to start the process, so we need to create a safe place for a conversation, and do that with skill and salesmanship
4 signs your LE partner is in crisis (and how to help)–
A focused question can confront a person with an integrity issue that may be interfering with his wellbeing, his career, and his (and perhaps your) safety
5 ways cops can better connect with their children–
A great way to reduce the stress out on patrol that gets generated at home is to have a happy home that you leave and return to in the first place
5 reasons back-up calls don’t guarantee safety–
In defending against the “why didn’t you call for backup” critique from friend and foe alike, there are a few things to consider — here are five for starters
Debunking 6 myths about in-custody death–
At this year’s 2015 ILEETA conference, expert Lawrence offered the following about the misconceptions surrounding in-custody deaths and injuries
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