Policing is the most important job a Mayor / City Manager will ever have. Policing saves lives, prevents crime, solves crimes, keeps order, increases property values, and brings new citizens and businesses to an area.
How does a Mayor / City Manager address policing in his or her city?
The first and most important thing is, they hire the right Chief of Police with the same policing philosophy and then give him or her all the tools and support necessary to accomplish the most important job in any city.
The Mayor / City Manager stays in close contact with the Chief and they get the community involved.
What does the Chief of Police do?
Having a Police Chief who is always out there and not sitting behind a desk is the #1 job of the Chief. I call it “24/7 Leadership”. Since working with police departments since 2008 the two most impressive departments are the Lake Saint Louis PD, Chief Mike Force and Chief Chris DiGiuseppi and the Fort Lauderdale PD, Chief Frank Adderley and Chief Rick Maglione.
I used to see Chief Adderley everywhere, all times of the day and night. He would show up at Read More