Virtually all instances of police misconduct are the result of ego-driven officers operating “out from under authority.” Officers have been delegated all of the lawful authority necessary to accomplish the police mission, yet they give it up on a routine basis and resort to ego-power. Learning to faithfully represent authorities and remain under their protection is key to:
- avoiding negative consequences of poor decisions
- building essential trust-based relationships in the community
- developing the resiliency necessary to survive the four “deadly arenas’:
the streets, the courts, the media, and the profession.