"There are police officers who know they can survive on the street because...

...of the training and skills they acquire through daily experience, but they cannot handle going back to the police station. There is misunderstandings, jealousy, and anger in the community of police officers. Sometime officers accuse each other of betraying the department. Sometimes officers, like all of us, don't help each other. They don't understand each other as a community, as a family. When we are not able to recognize and embrace each others pain, we cannot help it to transform. This keeps us from moving forward in our path of service.

A community requires that everyone have a chance to speak and be heard. Imagine if officers learned to communicate well with each other and think of the department as a community. it is important not to use authority as the tool to get things done at work. Police officers should not only give orders. work should be organized in such a way that every individual working in the department becomes a member of an organism where mutual understanding is possible. Working together as a sisterhood and brotherhood, everyone will be stronger, more solid, and more prepared to cope with the difficulties outside." ~Thich Nhat Hanh


I do not believe that there is much more that needs to be said as Thich Nhat Hanh in two short paragraphs sums up a big problem a lot of law enforcement agencies experience. Learning from and applying the message would be the key.

Powerful little book http://www.amazon.com/Keeping-Peace-Mindfulness-Service-ebook/dp/B002E9G...

Stay Oriented!