NTOA Forums Operational Leadership General Leadership Discussions Discuss the Most Common leadership Problems in Law Enforcement. Reply To: Discuss the Most Common leadership Problems in Law Enforcement.

#8046
Adam Bradford
Participant

The ability to lead instead of manage Officers. There are numerous factors that come in to play when discussing this issue. I believe the most important is the way young Officers are developed by their supervisors. Let’s be honest, there are numerous supervisors who should not be, however, they pass a test and they get the position by default. This, in turn, allows poor supervisors “leaders” to develop young, impressionable Officers. These Officers by default lead as they were taught, its a revolving door.