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  • Leadership is many things….planning, motivating, focus, etc., however in police work we use the litmus test from a quote by a famous English Rudyard Kipling.
  • From the Scoutmaster
  • Quick commercial about the Chesterfield County Police Dept
  • When I was your age, I watched a show call Adam-12 , where two police officers were always shown going lights and siren from emergency calls such as robberies, assaults, accidents, etc. This is a big part of being a police officer, but its much more. Patrol or Uniformed officers (first responders).
  • Police officers have many specialty fields, such as K9 officers, SWAT, mangers, motorcycle officers, aviation officers, bike officers, detectives, emergency mangers mentors to youth and school resource officers, but usually officers on the street..patrol or uniform officers.
  • Usually they’re the ones who are first on scene when there’s trouble.
  • Many different merit badges directly or indirectly teach a scout how to communicate, such as public speaking, communication (eagle required), American business, citizenship badges, journalism, salesmanship and scholarship. These and 110 other merit badges give your scouts a wide range of experience and skill. Communication is only one of those skills.
  • Virginia medal of Valor - David A. Stone of the Chesterfield County Police Department. Stone swam through swirling floodwaters and rescued a woman trapped in a car during Tropical Storm Gaston on Aug. 30, 2004. Stone swam with a life jacket to a nearly submerged car. He smashed a window with a baton, then freed the woman. As he fitted her with his life jacket, the car was swept away by floodwaters. Stone swam toward a tree line, towing the woman. Master Officer Richard A. Holmes and Officer James Anderson, who had positioned themselves at a treetop closest to the two, cast a line to Stone and helped get him and the woman to safety. Holmes and Anderson were awarded the Meritorious Service Medal
  • Scout leadership2

    1. 1. Turning Young Men Into Leaders Boy Scouts of America
    2. 2. What is Leadership? “ If you can keep your wits about you while all others are losing theirs. . . . The world will be yours and everything in it, what's more, you'll be a man, my son.” Rudyard Kipling (1907, from the poem “If”)
    3. 3. Why was I asked here tonight? “ Could you give examples of Leadership skills that turned a chaotic police situation into a successful outcome. Goal is to highlight basic leadership skills that can be taught, learned, and used by a scout. “
    4. 4. <ul><li>Approximately 316,000 citizens in 119,000 households covering 440 sq. miles with 58,000 students attending 62 schools. </li></ul><ul><li>Police Department has approximately 500 sworn personnel and 110 civilian employees </li></ul><ul><li>Police Dept operates out of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 Administrative HQ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7 Divisions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 Stations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 Supports Services building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 Training facilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 Community Policing offices </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. What is a police officer?
    6. 8. Hurricane Gaston (2004) <ul><li>Gaston dropped 10-14 inches of rain across central Virginia causing major flooding in low-lying areas. Much of the rain fell in a five-hour period between 3 pm and 8 pm. </li></ul><ul><li>Six bridges were destroyed or heavily damaged, more than 54 major roads were closed in the metro region and 165,000 people lost power. The storm destroyed 350 home and 230 business, with damages estimated at $130 million </li></ul>
    7. 9. Hurricane Gaston (2004) <ul><li>During this 5-hour period 8,541 call came into the 911Center in Chesterfield. Fire and Police responded to over 900 emergency calls for help and evacuated 9 neighbors, performing numerous rescues. </li></ul><ul><li>Unfortunately, Nine deaths were caused by the flooding in the Richmond, Va., area. Three individuals were killed during rescue attempts. </li></ul><ul><li>One person owes their life to a police sergeant and his team. </li></ul>
    8. 11. … .But before we talk about that incident let’s talk about some leadership traits…. <ul><li>The Five C’s </li></ul><ul><li>Character </li></ul><ul><li>Confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Courage </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul>
    9. 12. Character
    10. 13. Confidence <ul><li>Ranks </li></ul><ul><li>Scout – not an actual rank, but transition a scout over from cubs to boy scouts </li></ul><ul><li>Tenderfoot – first true rank. Very easy requirements such as one night of camping, show scoutmaster your uniform, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Second Class – still easy, but a little more work. Scout has to know map symbols, attend five patrol/troop activities, cook a meal on a camping trip, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>First Class Scout – great rank; boys know what’s excepted and they are now helping others. Must know lashings, leave no trace, some first aid, etc and do ten separate troop/patrol activities </li></ul>
    11. 14. Courage Scouting, since its inception, has been about… Adventure! … but (Moms) in small steps .
    12. 15. Scouting, since its inception, has been about… Adventure!
    13. 16. Communication “ Communication is a skill that you can learn. It's like riding a bicycle or typing. If you're willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part of your life.” Brian Tracy
    14. 17. Collaboration Lord Robert Baden-Powell, Was an English war hero and ex-Lt General. When he decided to retire from the Army he started scouting on the advice of King Edward VII . In order to promote teamwork, he placed the boys into patrols, with the small teams led by older, more experience boys. Every meeting the troop or patrols would have some type of activity that the scouts had to work together to accomplish. This tradition continues today.
    15. 18. <ul><li>The Five C’s </li></ul><ul><li>Character </li></ul><ul><li>Confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Courage </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul>
    16. 19. Virginia medal of Valor - David A. Stone of the Chesterfield County Police Department. Stone swam through swirling floodwaters and rescued a woman trapped in a car during Tropical Storm Gaston on Aug. 30, 2004.

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