“The Police are the Public; the Public are the Police. The Police are paid to give full time attention to duties that are incumbent upon every citizen in the interest of community welfare and existence.”
– Sir Robert Peel, father of modern policing
Failure to establish professional workplace culture protocols within the public service entity, can severely break down Police VALUE.
Providing training and building professional workplace culture protocols, establishes accountability standards for professional employee behavior. This is an important component in Emotional Intelligence and Positive Employee Behavior Development, which creates the foundation of police VALUE.
Officers that Police with Value
- Come to work ready treat others with kindness and compassion
- Go the extra mile, thanking the caller for reaching out to them for help
- Look for ways they can thank others every day
- Engage with their community every day
Value (def.) To hold in high regard, or it’s worth is higher than whole life cost.
Are you creating VALUE, by the way you make others feel? Whether you are sworn or non-sworn, if everyone in the department took time to show VALUE to co-workers within the department, workplace culture would benefit.
Is Profanity Okay in Your Agency?
When employees in your public service organization from Police Chief down through the ranks to police officer, uses excessive profanity, then during a stressful event, the police officer working the street is more likely to use profanity, which may appear in the public eye as being insensitive and unprofessional. Public service agencies who adopt this type of unprofessional banter in the regular course of duty can face severe civil lawsuits, not to mention negative media exposure.
Unprofessional issues breakdown workplace culture in policing:
- The Entitlement Complex
- Rumors and Gossip
- Mental Loop Leads to Negative Banter
- Implicit Bias and Knowing Your Hot Button
- Avoiding Block-out Syndrome
- 7-types of Workplace Harassment
- Use of Profanity
- Rude and Condescending Behavior
- Improper Jokes or Nicknames
Being a great public servant includes creating VALUE with everyone you interact with, inside the department and out.
The RITE Formula
RITE’s Leadership Training Model has proven to help the public service professional in over 450 police agencies across the United States. RITE’s learning methodology has proven results, and has been able to help public safety reform.
RITE training has been pivotal in helping officer’s personally and professionally. When an agency adds VALUE to each of its citizens, it helps the community on a whole, for which that it serves. RITE Academy serves the whole public service community, including Police, Fire, EMS, and City/County Government
“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”
– Henry Ford, Founder and CEO, Ford Motor Company
About RITE Officer Training – It starts with helping officers communicate with themselves, and others more effectively. The RITE Ladder Tool teaches EI & SI that builds Career resiliency, improves Department morale, helps Professional workplace culture and reduces police misconduct while mitigating risk.