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Effective Police Leaders: A Vital Component of Law Enforcement

Effective leadership behaviors create better police officers. Police leaders – and any leader within the field of law enforcement – set standards, uphold policies and foster a positive culture within an organization.

If police leaders use effective leadership behaviors, their agencies will have higher morale and increased ethical standards. Also, their officer will provide better service to their communities. Conversely, if police leaders are ineffective, then corruption, increased attrition, increased lawsuits, low morale and decreased officer police performance is much more likely.

Developing Effective Police Leaders

One important role of police leaders is to set standards that promote accountability and community trust. Efficient leaders know that misconduct, a misunderstanding of police capabilities, a lack of transparency and negative media coverage creates public mistrust.

Also, effective leaders know that local citizens base their perceptions of the police on their own interactions with officers and secondhand reports from family and friends. Often, one negative incident regarding police behavior can take an agency years to recover public trust, and most citizens don’t understand everything that is involved in policing.

Police leaders who want to develop more effective leadership behaviors should be transparent about police capabilities and promptly investigate allegations of misconduct. They should also clearly explain crime control strategies to the public.

Leaders Should Understand Victim Psychology and Follow Up with Crime Victims

Police leaders who study and understand the psychology of victims are more likely to train their subordinates to display empathy and compassion for victims. These qualities are often lacking in police work due to burnout and police stress.

The majority of public perception is based on the communication style police officers use when they talk with crime victims. Police leaders should require subordinates to remain professional when they communicate with citizens and hold accountable any officers who don’t demonstrate the proper behavior.

[Related article: How to Address Toxic Leadership within the Police Force]

Effective police leaders should also understand the impact of stress on both victims and officers. For victims, one strategy that police leaders can use is to have patrol officers follow up with victims.

For less serious crimes, victims typically only interact with law enforcement once a report is made. However, having road patrol officers follow up with a victim several days after a 911 call displays empathy toward the victim and is a powerful step in gaining public trust.

In more serious cases, detectives may follow up with victims. However, having a patrol officer follow up to let victims know that their case is being looked into or to just check on the wellbeing of victims is useful.

Police Leaders Should Closely Monitor Subordinates’ Behavior

Police leaders should closely monitor their subordinates for indicators that officers are not managing their stress well, such as increased anger or depression. When negative behaviors are observed, police leaders should have a one-on-one private discussion with an individual officer to find out what can be done to provide support.

Traditionally, when officers experience changes in their job performance, the decrease in performance is met with punitive repercussions, such as write-ups and verbal counseling as a form of discipline. However, effective leadership behavior involves taking the time to speak with the officer about the source of the performance change.

For instance, a change in an officer’s performance could involve a personal problem such as a divorce or substance abuse. Police leaders should assist an officer by providing additional time off or guide the officer to services to help that officer overcome a substance abuse problem. In situations where supervisors take time to hear and understand the root of their subordinates’ problems, they can provide mentorship and help individuals officers to get back on the right track.

Developing More Effective Leadership Behaviors Can Mitigate Law Enforcement Agency Problems

Effective leaders praise in public and criticize in private, and developing more effective leadership behaviors can more quickly mitigate many problems that exist in within law enforcement agencies. Motivating subordinates through recognizing their efforts and hard work fosters high morale and improves working conditions and culture within a law enforcement agency.

Leaders should also invest in their subordinates by seeking out educational opportunities for them. Effective leadership behaviors are often developed through learning and experience. Transformational leaders create a sense of purpose, ethics and values in others when they talk optimistically about the future. They can also inspire subordinates to create better solutions to problems by considering different perspectives and explain why tasks are necessary to build rapport and trust from subordinates.

Effective Police Leaders: A Vital Component of Law Enforcement is written by Dr. Jarrod Sadulski for

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What Will YOUR Family Do When Chinese Communists Disrupt America’s Food Supply?​

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In these uncertain times, safeguarding your family’s well-being is paramount. As patriots deeply concerned about the international situation, particularly the potential for disruptions to the world’s food supply orchestrated by the Communist Party of China, you understand the urgency of preparedness. At Survival Cave Food, we share your concerns and offer a solution to ensure your loved ones are well-equipped to weather any storm.

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Our commitment to providing the best survival foods stems from a deep understanding of the current geopolitical landscape. With the very real possibility of the Communist Party of China disrupting the global food supply chain, time is of the essence. Traditional grocery stores will see their shelves emptied within two days, while supply centers will be barren within a week. Survival Cave Food offers a range of premium emergency food solutions, meticulously crafted to provide long-term sustenance and security.

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2A UNDER ATTACK! Credit Card Company To Start Tracking Gun Sales

2A UNDER ATTACK! Credit Card Company To Start Tracking Gun Sales

( – Discover will be the first credit card company to track gun transactions made by its customers starting in April 2023.

On September 11, 2022, Breitbart News reported Visa gave in to pressure from groups that want stricter gun laws and New York Democrats and agreed to use a new sales classification system to find transactions involving guns and ammunition.

According to the Associated Press, MasterCard and other significant credit companies have also agreed to alert authorities to gun transactions.

The Independent Journal Review (IJR) wrote an article on March 2, 2023, that said Discover will be the first credit card company to track gun purchases, starting in April.

IJR stated, “Starting in April, anyone using a Discover card to make a transaction in a gun store will have that purchase recorded.”

According to reports, Discover cards are used by more than 55 million people, so just one business has a lot of information about gun transactions.

Reuters says that Discover Financial Services was the first of its competitors to make a public announcement about when the initiative.

This is meant to help police investigate gun-related crimes, will start in February 2023.

Discover would “allow its network to track purchases at gun retailers come April,” making it the first among its peers.

According to Discover,

“We remain committed on maintaining our commitment to preserving and supporting legal purchases on our network while protecting cardholder privacy.”

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) authorized the code in September 2022.

A spokesman for the ISO said, “Users in the industry will decide whether or not to use the new merchant category code.”

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Evacuation Planning for Families

Emergencies can be highly unpredictable. You could be well-prepared for a crisis, but if there’s an earthquake and the house comes crumbling down… whatever food and water supplies you’ve stored will be destroyed.

Evacuation Planning for Families

Emergencies can be highly unpredictable. You could be well-prepared for a crisis, but if there’s an earthquake and the house comes crumbling down… whatever food and water supplies you’ve stored will be destroyed. The structural integrity of the house will be compromised, and you’ll not be able to stay there, you’ll have no choice but to evacuate. Based on this scenario, every prepper needs to have an evacuation plan. This article will give you a few points to bear in mind when formulating your plan.

  • Proximity
    During a catastrophe, roads may be impassable. The area could be flooded. Your car may be damaged, etc. How close will your shelter be?
    Do you have family, friends or even neighbors who are nearby and could take you in? Is it within walking distance or will you need a vehicle to get there?
  • Is your family aware?
    A plan is only good when everyone is onboard and knows what’s going on. What if your spouse is at work? If the kids are at a friend’s house, do they know what to do? Will everyone meet at home and evacuate, or will they meet you at the secondary location?
    During a crisis, there’s often little time to think. Contacting your family members may not be possible if they don’t have access to a phone. Any of these scenarios could happen, and they usually do. So, stay prepared and rehearse well.
  • Be detailed
    Ensure that all family members from the children to the adults have a laminated card with a list of all the family members and their contact information. If anyone is alone and injured, first responders will know how to reach the next of kin.
    If there’s panic and everyone is scrambling for their lives, as would happen in a tsunami, you may lose sight of a family member or two when the situation is chaotic. With these details, there’s a much higher chance of finding them sooner and getting to a safe place as a family as soon as possible.
  • Communication
    During a crisis there must be a plan of communication. If everyone is calling the same person for information, calls may not go through or be delayed. One way to do it if you have children, will be for one or two children to call the mother while another child calls the father.
    If calls don’t work, ask them to try texting. It will be good to have codes that everyone remembers so that you do not have to send long texts to get your message across.
  • Kits
    It goes without saying that every family member needs a bug out bag or a grab bag that they can grab and go in an emergency. The grab bag will contain supplies such as food, water and other items that will help you get through the next 72-hours without much hassle.
  • Pets
    If you have pets, you will need to evacuate them too. While you can’t move an aquarium, you can save your cat, dog, hamster or rabbit away from danger. You’ll need food supplies for them in your grab bag, and a portable carrier to transport the pet.
    It’s good to bring a tent or small shelter for them to stay warm and dry in. Evacuation shelters may not allow pets. If you must leave them outside, they’ll be sheltered, and you can still check on them at regular intervals.

Observe these tips when creating your evacuation plan. It’s imperative that you have a good plan and a good support network. Get to know the people around your neighborhood well. These are the people who will most likely be able to help you in an emergency, and vice-versa. No man is an island.

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