Serving those that serve others
It is important to manage your time to develop, maintain and nourish a network of your trusted friends and associates both within your current public service agency and all professional public service associations you belong.
Because it is not efficient for one person to do all the work, good leaders delegate tasks and distribute the workload equitably.
In your police training you’ll often hear the term “public safety” used to refer to firefighters, EMTS, crime technicians, rescue squads, and—of course—police officers. Thinking about public safety is a useful way to broaden your outlook about crime because it places you and your agency in a larger context.
When you’re new to law enforcement, report writing can seem overwhelming: Every call is different and seems to require a different type of report.
Consent is an important factor in determining whether a victim (usually a woman) was raped—so important, in fact, that it used to be the primary factor.
Change is both inevitable and controllable. The most difficult aspect of preparing for your transition is “not knowing – what you don’t know”.
Police training programs often emphasize professionalism. Professional behavior on your part casts a positive light on you, your agency, and your profession. As a result, both you and the citizens you serve are likely to be safer.
Spreading the workload serves to sustain star performers while cultivating rising stars.
Reinventing and translating your public service accomplishments and metrics to reflect your value during the interview process is paramount to getting to the next level in the public to private career transition.
So what does something as simple as washing your hands have to do with a police trainee’s decision making?