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Your Career Survive and Thrive Captain Kelli Edwards
Objectives ► Identify the Root Causes of Misconduct ► Identify the Red Flags of Misconduct ► Take Responsibility to Prevent Misconduct ► Utilize Methods to Prevent Misconduct
Predict or Prevent???
► What did you know about the situation? ► What should you have known? ► What did your subordinates know? ► Could someone have done something? ► Did anyone do anything ► Why not?
The Lack of Courage Damaging examples: Not going against Code of Silence, Supervisors who don’t discipline for fear of not being liked, Administrators without the guts to acknowledge & address obvious ethical problems
Peer Pressure ► DUI ► Prescription Drug Abuse ► Under the Influence While on Duty ► Hit and Run
► Let no pleasure tempt thee, no profit allure thee, no persuasion move thee, to do anything which thou knowest to be evil; so shalt thou always live jollity; for a good conscience is a continual Christmas." — Benjamin Franklin
What Supervisors Must Do 1. They must recognize and proactively address potential ethical violations before major problems develop. What Supervisors Must Do 1. They must recognize and proactively address potential ethical violations before major problems develop.
Employee Misconduct – The Red Flags ► Things to recognize when an employee may be involved in unethical conduct: Anger Bitterness Poor work performance Obvious alcohol or drug abuse Change in behavior Cynicism Withdrawal
Four Phases Of The Corruption I. Administrative Indifference Toward Integrity II. Ignoring Obvious Ethical Problems III. Hypocrisy & Fear IV. Survival The Corruption Continuum
What Supervisors Must Do 2. Supervisory acts of omission occur frequently. Not taking care of the “little things” can ultimately be devastating to individual officers and organizations as well. What Supervisors Must Do 2. Supervisory acts of omission occur frequently. Not taking care of the “little things” can ultimately be devastating to individual officers and organizations as well.
Why Good People Do Bad Things ► Rationalize ► Peer Pressure ► Momentary Selfishness ► Quick or Bad Decisions
4 Most Common Acts of unethical Misconduct by Police Officers ► False Reports ► Theft ► Sex (other than rape) ► Battery
Integrity ► Do the Right Thing for the Right Reasons Even When No One is Looking
Anger & Frustration To prevent corruption you must identify and eliminate the causes of officers becoming angry, frustrated and demoralized; for this is how most misconduct is rationalized and continued.
► "Never, for the sake of peace and quiet, deny your own experience or convictions." — Dag Hammarskjold Statesman ► "Come to the edge, He said. They said: We are afraid. Come to the edge, He said. They came. He pushed them, And they flew..."
You must do the thing you think you cannot do." Eleanor Roosevelt