Today's Leadership Requirements

Be careful what you wish for. Being an LE leader today is not for the faint of heart.


Seek balance in your training for long term career goals. No department seeks a chief or a commander that is too focused in one topic. The leaders of tomorrow must be balanced and well versed in all law enforcement topics. You must seek a variety of topics in your training.

Do not sit and wait for the department to send you on their dime. You are investing in your future. I can recall attending training on my days off, taking comp time and even paying for my own tuition to attend. If it is important to you, go. This may send a message to your commander: that you are willing to invest your own equity into yourself. Maybe next time if the decision is between you and the marginal performer, you will be their selection.



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