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Coping with Discipline Hearings or Litigation

By Steve Albrecht

Despite your best intentions, your time, as well as tools and talents as a leader, some personnel issues are going to end up in court, in a deposition, in front of an arbitrator, or in an administrative, grievance, last-chance, or termination hearing. It’s easy to take these events personally, as if you have somehow failed your organization or failed the employee.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jun 2012)

The Employee Discipline Paradox: Confronting Your Like-Hate Relationships

By Steve Albrecht

You already know that as supervisor you must meet with a problem employee and provide goals and more specific requests for positive changes and more accountability. It’s up to you to meet with your most challenging employees because they won’t change on their own.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jul 2011)

Dealing with the “Champion” at the Station

By Steve Albrecht

Officers who point out injustices everywhere are the self-appointed “champions” of the department. Ironically, these “champions” may not be very good cops themselves. The sergeant has to walk a delicate balance when confronting their poor reports, officer safety or crime-fighting efforts. Management courage, consequences and coaching are key in dealing with the “champion’s” poor performance and entitled attitude.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Apr 2011)

Public Discipline

By Cara Donlon-Cotton

When an officer in your agency breaks the law, it is important for you as chief or sheriff to do what you can to restore public faith in local law enforcement. Take swift, aggressive action and make a public appearance to assure citizens that the offending officer is receiving appropriate punishment.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Aug 2010)

When the Micromanager is You

By Steve Albrecht

When the Micromanager is You

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jan 2013)
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