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mmChris Eklund
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One of the most common leadership problems in law enforcement is there are many people put in place they should not be. Promotions should be more based on performance and merits, and less on tests. Certainly there needs to be a way to ensure technical knowledge. Far to often people are promoted to positions because of a test score. Unfortunately, because someone is in an assignment to let them study more or they are good test takers does not make them a good leader. These types of promotions seem to lead to a loss in morale, lack of confidence, and may lead to good leaders choosing to stay where they are.