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The mission at Thin Blue Line of Leadership is to inspire law enforcement supervisors to be the best leaders they can be by providing positive leadership tactics and ideas. Positive leadership and creating a positive squad culture are on-going commitments that must be nurtured and developed over time. Thin Blue Line of Leadership is here to help. You can also follow us on Twitter at @tbl_leadership.

5 Basic Leadership Lessons

Positive leadership and creating a positive squad culture are on-going commitments that must be nurtured and developed over time.

Saving the World One Call at a Time

As the sergeant or first-line supervisor, you are responsible for establishing the lens of your squad. Whether it is positive or negative is determined by you.

Defining the Thin Blue Line Leader

It is undeniable that law enforcement is a unique working environment and one in which the word positive is not always easily associated.

10 Tips for New Sergeants

I see this responsibility as a vital one because if I do not do a good job, I am not just affecting that new sergeant, but every officer that serves on his or her squad.

Help Wanted: Police Officers

With the current climate surrounding law enforcement, how would a help wanted advertisement have to read in order to be just as truthful and unflattering, yet attract exactly the type of people we want in policing?

7 Core Values for Building a Team

As leaders, there are terms you hear bantered about on a regular basis that are great conceptual ideas, but often lack real-world practice – culture, vision, mission, purpose, alignment, value.

Trickle-Down Leadership

When it comes to the paramilitary model that law enforcement agencies are built upon, a similar “trickle-down” concept applies to leadership.

The Thin Blue Line Leader

When it comes to developing one’s own style of leadership, it is most common to emulate leaders that had a significant and direct influence on you either personally or professionally.

Good to Great: A Law Enforcement Leadership Interpretation

Whenever I read a book of this type, I am always thinking about how I can apply it in my role as a sergeant of eight officers that are within my span of influence.

3 Components to Law Enforcement Leadership

There is a simple formula for effective law enforcement leadership and it’s made up of just 3 components.