NTOA Forums Operational Leadership General Leadership Discussions What Leadership Challenges Agencies Face These Days? Reply To: What Leadership Challenges Agencies Face These Days?

mmWayne Griffin

One of the leadership challenges that agencies face these days are leaders that fail to continue to educate themselves, because “they know it all”. This is the worst thing that can happen. The individuals that are in charge need to continue to educate themselves because the law enforcement world is ever changing.

Another leadership challenge that agencies face is retention of good police officers. Everyone has to deal with budget and budget cuts. It is getting more and more difficult for departments to keep well trained veteran officers. They are either leaving to go other places for better pay and benefits, or just leaving the entire profession all together because the pay and benefits aren’t enough for the things today’s police officer has to deal with.