Unleashing the Power of Unconditional Respect: Transforming Law Enforcement and Police Training

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-06-16
  • Publisher: CRC Press

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Every day, police officers face challenges ranging from petty annoyances to the risk of death in the line of duty. Coupled with these difficulties is, in some cases, lack of community respect for the officers despite the dangers these men and women confront while protecting the public. Exploring issues of courage, integrity, leadership, and character, Unleashing the Power of Unconditional Respect examines ways to effect organizational change that helps police officers inspire community trust and support with every citizen contact.The book begins by discussing why courage is often lacking in a "bravery rich" culture such as law enforcement. It demonstrates how personal integrity is the foundation for unconditional respect, and provides reasons why having and maintaining integrity are some of the most difficult struggles for individuals and law enforcement officers in particular. It enumerates some of the tactical benefits of unconditional respect as well as interpersonal benefits.Then, the book explains the concept of anima-based leadership core competencies. It examines how unconditional respect affects law enforcement's interaction with the communities in which it operates and describes how it creates and builds high character. Finally, the book explores way to influence an organizational culture toward unconditional respect.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. xvii
The Authorsp. xix
A Thin Blue Line Through the Heart of Every Copp. 1
Land of the Free and Home of the Brave-but Where are the Courageous?p. 6
Courage: Dead on Arrivalp. 6
Reviving Courage: Root It in Personal Integrity, and Distinguish it from Braveryp. 10
Courage in Action versus Courage: Dead on Arrivalp. 11
Supporting Courage: Establish Systems Support and Build Social Foundationsp. 12
Integrity: The Basis of Unconditional Respectp. 15
Rule of 30p. 18
Unconditional Respect: The Tactical Edge of Officer Safetyp. 25
What Respect is NOTp. 31
The Tactical Side of Unconditional Respectp. 32
Precontact Threat Assessmentp. 34
During Contact: Awareness of Subtle Precursors of Violencep. 37
Use of Force: Closing the Hesitation Gapp. 41
Anima: An "Internal" Codep. 43
I Hear Every Word You Say, but I Can't Listen: Should I Care?p. 47
Memories That Can Impede Listeningp. 48
A Schema Builtp. 51
A Schema Reacted Top. 52
When Schemas Collidep. 53
Training That Produces Unintentional Resultsp. 54
What Can Be Learned from the Past?p. 55
Bringing Old Lessons Forwardp. 57
Supporting Listening and Interpersonal Effectivenessp. 57
Focus on and Support Animap. 57
Challenge Poisonous Social Normsp. 58
Conclusionp. 59
Anima-Based Leadershipp. 61
Characterp. 64
Competencep. 65
Humilityp. 66
Credibilityp. 67
Flexibilityp. 69
Communication Skillsp. 70
Trustp. 72
Disciplinep. 75
Knowledgep. 76
You Disgust Me! Does It Matter?p. 79
Sheep, Sheepdogs, Wolves, and Shepherdsp. 80
Leading Ourselves Astrayp. 85
The "Face" of Self-Deceptionp. 85
Self-Deception Unmaskedp. 86
The Price of Self-Deceptionp. 87
Sowing and Reapingp. 91
From Noble Peace Officers to 911 Reactionary Forcep. 93
Tactics of Regardp. 93
Emergency: Dial 911p. 98
Honoring the Spirit of the Law versus the Enforcement of Lawsp. 100
What's in a Name?p. 101
Understand the Link between Justice and Compassionp. 102
Reclaiming What the Military Co-opted from Policep. 103
Conclusionp. 106
Unconditional Respect: The Building of Characterp. 107
Integrityp. 109
Couragep. 111
The Foundations of Characterp. 113
Character and Leadershipp. 116
Animating a Culturep. 119
Conceptual Structurep. 123
Brief Overview of Each Levelp. 125
Anima Environmentp. 125
Pre-Employmentp. 125
Once Employedp. 127
Social Environmentp. 128
Three "Check-Up" Questionsp. 129
Stopping the Bleedingp. 129
Gossip and Rumor Mitigationp. 131
High Core Values and Basic Mission Alignmentp. 131
Judgment Interference Factor Initiative (JIFI)p. 133
Community Feedbackp. 138
Structural Environmentp. 139
Documents Must be Rooted in High Core Values and Support the Basic Missionp. 139
Documents Must be Unambiguousp. 140
Documents Must be Seamlessly Linked to Operational Normsp. 140
Documents Must be under Constant Scrutiny and Constantly Improvedp. 140
All Evaluation Processes Must be Linked to the Organization's Stated Values and Prioritiesp. 141
All Training Processes Must be Constantly Scrutinized for Unintentional Consequencesp. 141
Functional Environmentp. 141
To Err is Humanp. 141
Summaryp. 143
Indexp. 145
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