If you’re an aspiring law enforcement officer or simply a LEO who wants to do better, you should always be seeking out pieces of advice. The best advice comes from leaders in your profession. Thankfully for you, we’ve collected some of the best bits of advice we feel can help LEOs make the most of their job, and make an impact in their communities. Enjoy!
Cain often shares a story about motivational speakerStephen Gower. Gower was giving a speech in front of hundreds of people. During a break, he went to the washroom to relieve himself. The thing is, he didn’t take his microphone off, and the sound manager wasn’t able to mute him.
The lesson here is that you should always conduct yourself in a professional manner. Maybe you think you’re just joking around with the ‘fellas’, but somebody could be listening. The microphone isalways on.
Sergeant Marc Povero of theForth-Worth Police Department gives some of the best advice someone can hope for. He says to: “Get an education before you get into police work.”
Getting an education gives you options. If being a law enforcement officer doesn’t work out for you, you still have options thanks to the education you have. Not only that, but getting an education can open you up to new experiences and perspectives that can be incredibly valuable during your time as a LEO.
I would suggest to young adults that education is very important and being truthful in every way and always be positive. I have been a Gang Detective for many years and was told in my early career that if you “ask a question during your investigation, and you don’t have the answer for it, your investigation is not complete”.
Know what success looks like. If you want to survive and succeed in this profession then research, study then emulate the behavior, character and style of law enforcement leaders who have been successful in each phase of their career. Then apply that practice to every aspect of your life.
Always keep your emotions in check. No suspect is worth losing your job or going to prison for.
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