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Lance Bolinger

I believe my greatest leadership strength is my desire to succeed in the position. I use stories and analogies a lot as my background was in the Training Unit of our police department and I believe this is how people learn and retain information. If you recall the scene from Armageddon, they are talking about Bruce Willis’ Character, and at the apex of the movie they describe his character stating “[he’ll] do it. I know it. he doesn’t know how to fail.” That is my goal when I came on the SWAT Team over 10 years ago to be that level of dependable that people know we will succeed, because we are going to work at it until we do. I know this is an impossible feat, but my goal and my greatest strength is to work towards never failing!