A critical leadership principle is the ability to articulate vision and standards. Part 3 of the Polish the Tarnished Badge series deals with communicating the standard of good character. A failure to clearly articulate a standard is a leadership failure. So law enforcement leaders must be particularly careful to communicate standards and expectations clearly and unambiguously.
Franklin Smith, President of Character Focus and former Director of Administration for the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, explores the concepts of using a Police Standards Manual and Character First Bulletins to help communicate the character standards of a police organization in this video from the National Sheriff’s Association Annual Conference.