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Raised in Palouse, WA. Graduated from Washington State University. US Army (Counterintelligence). US Secret Service (Technical Security Division) in Fantasyland-on-the-Potomac and Los Angeles. Now living in north Idaho.


Monday, June 06, 2005

Police Chiefs in the 21st Century

What will the police chiefs of the 21st century look like? What knowledge, skills, and abilities will they have, must they have, to deal with the ever increasing challenges in criminal justice and public administration?

Make no mistake about it, the days of the neanderthal cop are numbered.

Thankfully.

Chiefs and their command staff will be social scientists, business managers, personnel specialists, technology gurus, and physical scientists. This century's emerging chiefs and command staffs will be able to discuss economic theory as comfortably as they decide what color the light bars on the patrol cars should be. They will gather social data as skillfully as they gather physical evidence. They will be as smart and as well educated as their counterpart department heads. Maybe better. They will be as imaginative as Walt Disney's "Imagineers". They will be artists as well as practitioners.

The International Association of Chiefs of Police has published two studies that reveal the future of police leaders in the 21st century.

The Future of Women in Policing

Police Leadership in the 21st Century

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