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Accountability is a very real issue with leadership in today’s law enforcement. Over my years as a police officer, I have heard the term “not my guy, not my problem” in several different capacities. One who is in a leadership or supervisory role should hold everyone, including themselves accountable. When you are in a leadership role, it is your responsibility to monitor your subordinates and correct them when necessary. If there is an issue or a mistake and you as a leader knowingly chose to ignore it or hope that someone else will correct it, then you are also part of the problem.