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Greg Arpin
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After reading through the posts, I recognize a few consistent problems with leadership in Law Enforcement. Chief among them being trust and accountability. We don’t always instill trust in our positions, whether it be managing people from behind a desk, or refusing to own up to a mistake. This essentially leads to the next problem which is accountability. We should be more accountable for our failures, to include failing to train others, and failing to lead by example. I can say that so far in this course I have identified points that I have failed along the way, and am recognizing how important it really is to self diagnose and be accountable. Only when we can hold ourselves accountable, will we have the opportunity for trust to follow.