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The most common leadership problem in law enforcement is going to vary from department to department. In most agencies there will be a few commonalties. The biggest issue I have seen lately is failure to own mistakes. The leader and the subordinate always find somebody else to blame. The true leaders accept the responsibility of the mistake even if they were not involved in any way. This is not promoted enough in the agency. There is a lot to be said about a leader who accepts the outcome of a situation gone badly. These types of leaders are weeded out in the promotional processes by discipline. Because of this true leaders are placed in a bad situation. Either the leader accepts responsibility and possibly is passed over for promotion, or tries and pass blame so there is not a blemish on his/her record.