After the confrontation, I would direct the two officers to my office where I would explain to them more information that they need to know. As their superior, it is my duty to praise them for the good deeds they have done, and reprimand them whenever a part of their duty as an officer is neglected. For this case, I would remind these officers that the harassment they did to the female dispatcher was out of line. As officers, they are expected to act properly, and not step on anyone regardless of age, sex, race, and color.
Furthermore, they have sworn to be people who would render their services in protecting those who are in need, and promote a safe and quiet neighborhood (John Howard Society of Alberta, 1997). After a careful reminder of the roles and responsibilities of policemen, I would ask these two gentlemen of how they would assess their actions. This may come as a very child-like approach, but it would make these two men realize that the simple actions they do while dawned in their uniforms would reflect how others would perceive police men. Although these two gentlemen would realize their mistakes, sanctions should still be applied on them.
For starters, a written warning would be given to them for the unruly behavior they showed in the presence of their superior. If such actions would be repeatedly done, this would result to suspension, and worse would lead to termination. 3. You are an evening shift sergeant in your town. Officer Smith is on your shift and has become very difficult to deal with. During roll call, he is sarcastic about any new policy changes, orders directives you give him or the group. He is also one of the most productive officers you have and other officers respect his leadership abilities. How would you handle this officer?
People like Officer Smith are always present in all kinds of set up. For this particular instance, I would request Officer Smith and I to talk privately in my office about the negative implications the new policies have on him. In addition to this, I would excuse myself and Officer Smith from the rest of the group, so that they would not feel as if I am disregarding them as people. When inside the office, I I would ask Officer Smith to be equally honest with me, so that I may understand him more as an individual and as a professional. After Officer Smith has aired his side, I would ask him to listen to me next.
I would explain to him each detail included in the new policy, and how these were included. Furthermore, I would also reiterate to Officer Smith that a new policy was introduced to help improve the current state of the city. From the actions that Officer Smith have shown, it would be evident that he is closed minded and not ready for the changes that would eventually come his way. Although he is one of the best cops in his field, his being close minded would eventually lead to his destruction. Helping him adjust and adapt to the environment that he has right now would eventually bring more positive outlook on the said officer.
In addition to this, I would also show Officer Smith how much the other officers respect and look up to him. The other officers would admire him more if he showed them how adaptable he may be towards his environment and the work related issues. Resolving issues does not always have to resort to brutal ways. Sometimes, it is just better to talk to the people involved, calmly and rationally, and make them see and understand things that are beyond their reach. Having communication lines open is the best way in making our world a better place to live in.
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