The importance of mindset in policing with Chip Huth

In the wake of recent high-profile events, police departments and the communities they serve are facing many complex challenges. There are currently many options on the table for meeting the evolving expectations of our citizens; however, behavioral prescriptions, revised legal mandates, and technological applications each have limited ability to affect the law enforcement culture in meaningful ways. What is needed is a shift in the way the police see themselves in relationship to their respective communities. What follows this change in mindset are opportunities for law enforcement to engage and partner with the community to build relationships that can be leveraged to instill safety, security and hope.

Charles “Chip” Huth is a Captain and watch commander with the Kansas City, Mo. Police Department. During his nearly quarter-century career, he has executed or supervised more than 2,500 high-risk tactical actions. He is past President of the National Law Enforcement Training Center, a non-profit organization in Kansas City, and an Army veteran. He is a widely known expert in police tactics and provides police training to agencies throughout the United States. Mr. Huth is a sought after speaker in law enforcement and corporate venues. In 2008, Mr. Huth became a licensed trainer of the Arbinger Institute’s programs within the Kansas City PD. Since 2010, he has been deployed to Arbinger’s clients as a master facilitator and senior consultant to help organizations and their leaders eliminate conflict and create high-trust, high-performance cultures. He is co-author of the book Unleashing the Power of Unconditional Respect – Transforming Law Enforcement and Police Training.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx