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In my opinion, one of the most common leadership problems in Law Enforcement is honesty. This can come in the form of a yearly evaluation where there is an officer on a squad who goes out of there way to avoid work but then receives a positive evaluation from their supervisor because they do not want to affect the officer’s pay or develop a personal improvement plant. Another way that honesty is a problem in the Law Enforcement community is when someone is promoted due to their high school on a written exam/promotional test but they have a reputation of not being a strong leader. Certain people are able to score very high on written exams but this does not necessarily mean that they will become a good supervisor.