#WhyIWearTheBadge Campaign for National Police Week

The week of May 11-15, 2015, was National Police Week.  A time set aside by President Kennedy and established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962 to remember those peace officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice and to celebrate the few and brave members of our society who have dedicated their lives in service to their fellow man.

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Leadership Matters

The news lately hasn’t been very good.  Every day brings a new controversy with the police squarely in the middle.  A questionable use of force, a controversial arrest or an unfortunate death seems to be the rule.  Lately, several uses of force have resulted in widespread riots in various communities and police officers being arrested.  How can we address these widespread issues locally?  The answer is by demonstrating leadership.

Leadership matters.  Many of these incidents share one thing in common; a lack of leadership.  In many cases, a lack of leadership on the part of the political leaders and in some cases a lack of leadership on the part of the police department.  No matter the situation, leadership does matter.

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