Law Enforcement Leadership Blog

Police Leadership Books
Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership

Best Police Leadership Books

The countless responsibilities of leading a law enforcement agency or police department do not leave a ton of extra time to crack open a book. But as successful executives across all industries will tell you, there is a proven connection between reading and leading.

How to Become a Police Sergeant
Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership

How to Become a Police Sergeant

If you are a law enforcement officer who aspires to take on a leadership or administrative role, your first opportunity to advance is typically the rank of sergeant.

USD LEPSL Police Media Relations & Social Media
Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership

Police Media Relations and Social Media Strategies

Capt. Denton Carlson, public information officer for the San Ramon (Calif.) Police Department, was sitting in a POST Command College classroom when he received word that a traffic fatality had shut down a major roadway in his home city, 450 miles away.

Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership

10 Innovative Police Technologies

Technology is transforming police work in the 21st century — introducing new tools to fight crime and new categories of crime to fight.

USD LEPSL police law enforcement risk management
Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership

Why Risk Management in Law Enforcement is More Essential Than Ever

Risk is an everyday fact of life for law enforcement organizations.
Risks to the life and safety of the officers. Risks facing the community they are sworn to serve and protect. Financial and reputational risks involving cases of police misconduct.

USD LEPSL police career
Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership

The Path to Community Policing Through Leadership

This presentation was developed by a student in the M.S. in Law Enforcement & Public Safety Leadership program as part of the final capstone project.  Through this video, Greg Galin, School Resource Officer from the Monterey (Calif.

USD LEPSL police officer education
Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership

Police Education Study: 35.1% of Chiefs Have Master’s Degree

Does earning a master’s degree improve the job performance of law enforcement professionals? Does obtaining an advanced degree increase one’s earning potential in a law enforcement career?
Some important clues can be found in a nationwide study of police officer edu…