Police Lieutenant (Ret.) Fort Collins Police Services and Rocky Mountain Blue Line Consulting Timnath, Colorado, United States
There is much debate about how to frame the profession of law enforcement, while some arguing for a warrior approach, others are calling for guardians— still, others like the sheepdog. Although each of these perspectives have value, they tend to push officers to extremes and often don’t promote a balanced viewpoint. The metaphors also lack substance to help guide law enforcement in their daily interactions with their communities or coworkers. This class will explore a new approach, the Jedi Way. This metaphor uses the mythical Jedi culture to provide a balanced perspective and framework that transforms agency culture. In turn, this will lead to more balanced officers, a reduction of liability, increased accountability, and facilitate community trust and support for your mission.