Transform your police service and meet the changing needs of your people and society.
Traditionally, policing has focused on crime prevention and the maintenance of public safety. Understandably, the para-military paradigm of command and control has been its foundation. It infuses police culture, the mindsets and behavior of cops and civilians working for police organizations, as well as the systems and processes within police operations.
But society’s expectations of police officers are changing. Citizens want a more humanistic police force. The public still expects law enforcement, but also wants police officers to possess the relational capability to deal with people in crisis, communication skills to de-escalate volatile situations, and a service orientation that respects, reflects and understands the citizens they serve.
Equally so, police service employees are demanding work environments that include greater respect and fairness to all. To attract and retain the best in the field, leading-edge police services must embrace diversity and inclusion and implement flexible work protocols. They must increase employee engagement, acknowledge employee skill and ability, and develop more inclusive leadership styles and cultures.
We can help you evolve your police service to meet the changing needs of your people and society.
Policing is a tough job, and we appreciate and honor its challenges.
Society is changing toward greater diversity and inclusion.
Diversity and inclusion must become a foundation of police services. Hiring, developing and promoting people of all types must occur with equal opportunity. Research shows that diverse teams produce better results, and today’s public demands respect for all.
City of Salinas | Salinas P.D. swearing-in | 08.29.17 | Public Domain
The price of a police organization not transforming is monumental.
Which of these potential benefits of transforming police culture can we help you achieve?
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Are you ready to lead the way?
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Police chiefs and Boards often make the mistake of thinking policy changes are sufficient to realize these benefits. They are not. Successful transformation will require your chief, deputies and other leaders to open their minds and change their perspective and behavior.
You will need to re-align your systems and operational processes to modern social values like respect, diversity, inclusion, relationship, trust, and service.
A new vision for policing is taking root.
Imagine the transformation in your police organization if your officers and leaders saw themselves not just as crime stoppers, but as true public servants, where helping the poor, under-privileged and marginalized populations live healthier and more meaningful lives was a part of their job.
Imagine your members increasing their emotional intelligence, working in authentic partnership with citizen groups, and touching their world with a perfect balance of community engagement and law enforcement.
Transform your culture and become a model of what's possible.
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This new vision for police culture has been emerging over the past decade, catalyzing new models such as community-based policing. These models are the answer to the transformation needed in police services to keep pace with our changing social values and expectations.
We can help you transform your police culture and become a model of what is possible in 21st Century police organizations.
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