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FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, Volume 81, Issue 6, June 2012

NCJ Number
FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin Volume: 81 Issue: 6 Dated: June 2012 Pages: 1-35
John E. Ott
Date Published
June 2012
35 pages
Two feature articles provide preliminary data on restraint in the use of deadly force by law enforcement officers and the reforming of policing through "servant-leadership" and quality management; and articles in "Departments" focus on leadership, training, a ViCAP alert, and police practice.
"Restraint in the Use of Deadly Force" presents preliminary data on law enforcement officers' use of deadly force. Based on a survey of 295 law enforcement officers from 10 jurisdictions across the Nation, the study found that officers were involved in 1,189 situations in which deadly force was an appropriate legal course of action; however, officers actually used deadly force in only 7 percent of these situations. "Revolutionizing Policing Through Servant-Leadership and Quality Management" promotes the servant-leadership theory of management, which requires that leaders internalize leadership as a calling to serve others before self. Under this theory, executives will more likely earn the respect of their staff by displaying traits such as humility, trustworthiness, vision, inspiration, empathy, cleverness, and loyalty. This quality of leadership cultivates mutual respect, camaraderie, appreciation, and self-actualization among staff. In this organizational atmosphere, quality-management systems provide the vehicle for agency leaders, as well as their top managers, to organize staff and procedures to seek quality results. The "Leadership Spotlight" department emphasizes "joint goal-setting" as an incentive to counter the effects of laziness and revive interest in work performance. The "Focus on Training" department promotes "Corrective Feedback in Police Work" as a training philosophy of field training officers. The "Police Practice" department presents an article on intelligence-led policing as a means of linking urban and rural police agencies in efforts to address regional crime.