Fred Leland

Thoughts on Policing a Free Society: Rethinking Widely Held Assumptions Regarding Police Fuction

"In order to make the police function more workable ,to reduce the conflicting pressures on the police, and to assure that future investments in police improvement will bring greater return, we must go back to fundamentals. We must rethink widely held assumptions regarding police function; recognize the discretion inherent in police work; and establish the values basic to policing.

Thoughts on Policing a Free Society: Our Failure to Concern Ourselves...

..."Our failure to concern ourselves sufficiently with the ambiguity in the police function and with the other conflicting pressures brought to bear upon the police has substantially reduced the potential effectiveness of the most common proposals for improving police operations. Beyond this, the continuing need for compromise that these pressures have create makes police officers unusually vulnerable to criticism, pressing them to take shelter in the police subculture.

Thoughts on Policing a Free Society

"Most efforts to improve police functioning have gone forward on the assumption that prevention of crime and the apprehension of criminals are the primary tasks of th police. But these assumptions have been based more on the mythology surrounding policing than upon accurate assessment of what it is that police do. The police themselves perpetuate this myth.

Podcast on The Command Culture Necessary to Reshape the Golden Hour of Crisis

Sand Table

George Whitney each week speaks with people making a difference in emergency management. They talk about what works, what doesn’t, how to work efficiently and how to get it done with maximum effect.

We Made the Mandatory Reading for the US Army MPs

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Got this great news from Don Vandergriff this morning.

How May We…Rebuild the Bridge Between The People and The Police?

Respect

"While police officers certainly have a responsibility to focus on 'enforcement,' they also should spend considerable time and energy on 'engagement' … transparent and authentic community engagement," ~Jeffrey Blackwell, Cincinnati Police Chief

Why Adaptability Trumps Hierarchy?

Adaptability trumps hierarchy! Awe... how I love this phrase. How refreshing! How welcoming this phrase is to me.

In Building Trust, Actions…Speak Louder Than Words!

“We're never so vulnerable than when we trust someone--but paradoxically, if we cannot trust, neither can we find love or joy.” —Walter Anderson.

In his book The Speed of trust Steven M.R. Covey says:

J.J. DID TIE BUCKLE Traits I live By

The United States Marine Corps had a profound effect on my life. It’s where I learned how to follow and how too lead, 35 years ago. The Marine Corps values have a huge effect on the Marine Corps and it’s why they value the term Gung Ho (working together) which they still today claim is their most progressive tradition! I think the term gung ho which is quite often though to mean can-do attitude that’s applied to individual effort. IT IS NOT!

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