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Jeffrey Brown
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I have been fortunate in my SWAT career to have competent leadership. I have, and I’m sure most you have, had problems with leadership in general in law enforcement. Many times, I have seen officers promoted to positions above their skill level. Officers being promoted into incompetence, or solely for politics, is a cancer I feel we will never rid from the job. Being a good politician does not necessarily equate to being a good leader. If political gain is the goal, leadership goals may go by the wayside. I have personally failed to get on board and play politics and it has put a few speed bumps on the road for my career. I do sleep well at night knowing that I haven’t sold my soul.