The Changing Winds of Leadership

One cannot go for a week without hearing some doom and gloom story of yet another city that is on the verge of bankruptcy. What this does do is create a future problem. Budget is tight, so cut back on police, criminal justice and emergency services. Now...


To chiefs, commanders, officers and unions, I say stay on guard. Granted we are still duty bound to handle the job, although often restrained by tight budgets. Keep up the good fight but never let down your guard on this. Remind all of the elected officials, especially those that promise no new taxes or any increase in the budget, that crime fighting is their business as well. A healthy community is a result of good policing and good emergency services.

 

About The Author:

William L. "Bill" Harvey is a native Virginian. He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army Military Police Corps. He has a BA in criminology from St. Leo University and is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute of the University of Louisville (103rd AOC). Harvey served for over 23 years with the Savannah (GA) Police Department. He served in field operations, investigations and support services, and completed his career there as the director of training. He has published several articles in professional periodicals and has lectured nationwide. He is serving as a chief of police in central Pennsylvania area; a duty he’s performed for the past nine years. He is on the advisory board of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association and other professional associations.

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