Most professional standards in law enforcement agencies are achievement, performance, or behavior based standards. Yet most of our failures are related to character. There are two critical components to establishing our integrity: character and competence. Most of our training is related to competence while, again, most of our problems are in the character arena when it comes to ethical failures.
In Part 2 of Polish the Tarnished Badge from the National Sheriff’s Association Annual Conference, Sheriff Ray Nash presents the Dynamic of Character and explores the need for incorporating character into our professional standards of behavior.