Successful police leaders will build and guide adaptable organizations that embrace innovation in our conventional work and seek out new ways of creating and nurturing safe communities.
Core Statement 5 ~ 2012
Police leaders in the coming decades should see themselves as part of a transformation in American policing. Individually and collectively, they will need the world view and personal capacity to create a healthy, responsive and respected institution for the 21st century.
Core Statement 5 ~ 2016 Update
“Transformation” is a big word that should not be used lightly. While it is used a lot today, we believe it is the right word at the right time:
Transformational leaders take the long view and seek to build something that will outlast their tenure. As we say above and in the other Core Statements, a transformation will align the internal environment with the stated public mission, will focus on co-produced public safety and will put in place a new leadership model.
The world and organization of the future require a new kind of leader and new approaches for developing that leader.
Core Statement 6 ~ 2012
A key aspect of a transformation must be to re-think the leadership model. Transformational leaders must be mindful and purposeful in adapting their own role and in cultivating a new system-wide approach to organizational power, diversity, influence and culture.
Core Statement 6 ~ 2016 Update