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Absolutely not, I have been in law enforcement for going on 20 years. Some of the best leaders I have ever served under have not held and title or for that matter special position. To be a leader you just need to be a good caring person who is willing to put others above yourself, you must have the knowledge and ability to lead your officers in a particular situation and the willingness to do so without hesitation. Some of the worst leaders I have observed are the ones with the highest titles.