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Planning for Change in Public Safety – Part 3

This article is one of a 5 part series on Planning for Change in Public Safety. To read the series, please start with the Introduction,  Part 1, and Part 2. What if? Words that can lead directly to the enemy of any good project manager. Project Creep.  Project creep is when seemingly small changes are made…

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Planning for Change in Public Safety – Part 2

This article is one of a 5 part series on Planning for Change in Public Safety. To read the series, please start with the Introduction and Part 1. “What if?” The words anyone in charge of implementing change both loves and dreads. They can indicate an openness to new ideas and the potential for change.…

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Planning for Change in Public Safety – Part 1

This article is one of a 5 part series on Planning for Change in Public Safety. To read the introduction, please see Planning for Change in Public Series – Intro. Step One:  Build A Core Team Early in my experience implementing technical projects for the Columbus, Ohio Division of Police, a Deputy Chief with more…

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Planning for Change in Public Safety – Series Intro

“You’re in charge.”   Three of the scariest words in existence.   In public safety the phrase can have many different meanings; in charge of the prisoner, in charge of the scene, in charge of the unit, in charge of the case, just to name a few. Each one comes with its own responsibilities, decisions, and paths…

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Planning For The Next Pandemic Means Tracking This One

Debrief.  It’s a word that public safety is innately familiar with. Merriam-Webster.com defines the word in two ways. To interrogate (someone, such as a pilot) usually upon return (as from a mission) in order to obtain useful information To carefully review upon completion. Whether you’re a Field Training Officer sitting down with your recruit to…

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