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Some negative biases in my experience have usually been based on assuming what the suspect will or won’t due. I have learned, over time, to avoid assuming these things and plan for a number of responses as time allows. Also in training sometimes it is easy to get caught up in thinking that everyone is on the same page. Understanding your people and knowing that some guys won’t tell you when they’re struggling with a tactic or policy is key to bringing everyone along together.
On the positive side, I think giving guys the ability to make decisions and have input based on their past credibility has helped in all areas of teamwork. I am definitely biased when it comes to my officers.