Walking the Narrow Road of Leadership: Leadership Principles for Law Enforcement Personnel and Managers

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The law enforcement profession continues to face significant challenges in its operational and organizational roles. Unfortunately, one of the more pressing issues facing law enforcement agencies may be the failure of its supervisors and managers to consistently practice recognized leadership principles.

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Most supervisors and managers seem to take the “path of least resistance” when dealing with problem employees or in communicating with employees. This “wide road of mediocrity” is believed to be the primary path of most managers and these leadership failures have become a significant form of stress and frustration for the law enforcement culture.

This program examines why these problems occur, and the practical methods that managers and supervisors can use to become effective leaders and walk the narrow road of leadership excellence – both at work and at home.

Presenter: Jack Enter

Jack Enter

Jack Enter has been associated with the field of criminal justice since 1972 when he began his career as a law enforcement officer. Since that time, he has worked as a street police officer, detective, vice/narcotics investigator, manager, and as the administrator of a law enforcement agency in the suburbs of Atlanta. Jack obtained his Ph.D. in 1984 and has served as a professor and administrator in the university setting and served as one of the planners of the security component of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta. He has lectured throughout the United States and abroad on Leadership as well as Profiling Interpersonal Violence and The Future of Crime and Policing. He has authored two books Challenging the Law Enforcement Organization (2006; Revised 2022) and Law Enforcement Leadership in the Midst of Change (2022).

Topics: Safety

Focus Area: Local Government