Josephson Exemplary Policing initiatives provide policing agencies with practical strategies and resources to enhance institutional effectiveness and credibility.
Our experts provide insights and best practices to create an organizational culture that enhances morale, growth, and profitability while reducing risks associated with unethical behavior.
An exemplary policing agency earns public trust when officers and leaders act lawfully and ethically by
Modern policing agencies fulfill multi-dimensional expectations, including
Exemplary policing organizations focus on developing positive internal culture by:
Our services are based on the Josephson Exemplary Policing framework and the Six Pillars of Character.
Every day, law enforcement personnel are presented with choices that can have long-term career consequences. Ethical behavior and decision-making are vital to the success and reputation of every law enforcement agency and the well-being of every officer. This presentation takes a deep dive into applied ethics and deals with hidden and ignored ethical challenges within law enforcement.
The course was created by world-renowned ethicist Michael Josephson and Detective Captain James Dugan. Jim, whose highly decorated NJ police career was derailed by one bad judgment, provides a unique, sobering, and inspiring perspective.
This presentation addresses the following critical organizational needs:
Please contact Jim Dugan at JimDugan@JosephsonExemplaryPolicing.org or 949-290-4033 for more information or to register.
You’ll see at us these upcoming conferences:
Responding to the need for agencies to offer all employees – sworn and civilian – periodic training reminders about the special ethical obligations of police professionals, Josephson Policing offers fully customized on-site training courses featuring two-per-day scheduled 4-hour blocks.
Josephson Policing administers standardized and customized agency assessments of culture, dominant values, critical attitudes and common practices in every aspect of the organization.
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“Past behavior is the most reliable predictor of future behavior.”
– Gordon Livingston
“Listening without bias or distraction is the greatest value you can pay another person.”
– Denis Waitley
“The more powerful a person or institution is, the more transparent – open to public inspection or oversight – its activities should be. The less powerful, the less transparent.”
– George Scialabba
“The police are the public and the public are the police.”
– Robert Peel
“This particular consent decree not only looks at the police department, but it also looks at how we engage our community.”
– Catherine E. Pugh
“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
– Lord Acton
“The most important thing I learned was that you control your crowd, not the other way around.”
– Talib Kweli
“It is our choices… that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
– J.K. Rowling
“Judgment is not upon all occasions required, but discretion always is.”
– Lord Chesterfield
“The time is always right to do what is right.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Physical fitness is the basis for all other forms of excellence.”
– John F. Kennedy
“How do you make your company a good place to work in general? That’s a really large and complex set of skills. A lot of it is on-the-job training, combined with excellent mentorship.”
– Ben Horowitz
“A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader, a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt
“You got to be rigorous in your appraisal system. The biggest cowards are managers who don’t let people know where they stand.”
– Jack Welch
“The history of liberty has largely been the history of the observance of procedural safeguards.”
– Felix Frankfurter
“After a traumatic experience, the human system of self-preservation seems to go on to permanent alert, as if the danger might return at any moment.”
– Judith Lewis Herman
“I would never recruit a player who yells at his teammates, disrespected his high school coach, or scores 33 points a game and his team goes 10-10.”
– Dean Smith
“Resilience is very different than being numb. Resilience means you experience, you feel, you fail, you hurt. You fall. But, you keep going.”
– Yasmin Mogahed
“If you’re sick, take your sick day. If you don’t take your sick day, know what your reward is? You weren’t sick – that was the reward.”
– Chris Christie
“Privacy is dead, and social media holds the smoking gun.”
– Pete Cashmore
“Statistics and numbers are no good unless you have good people to analyze and then interpret their meaning and importance.”
– Brendan Rodgers
Don’t wait another day to start changing your organization’s culture!
Get started by requesting information with the button below or contact Jim Dugan, director of Josephson Exemplary Policing at 949-290-4033.
Jim has a professional career path that is both accomplished and diverse. During his 13-year law enforcement career, Jim worked primarily in the areas of narcotic enforcement and police training. During that time, he received numerous awards and accommodations for his work in those areas and was a speaker at several state-wide law enforcement conferences throughout the northeast. He achieved the rank of Captain of Detectives at the age of 32 when he was promoted to Director of a New Jersey State Certified Police Training Academy.
Jim’s highly decorated police career ended abruptly in 1997 because of an ethical tragedy caused by “one bad decision” that took him outside the lines of what was right. In this course, Jim takes you through the painful journey, both professionally and personally, that resulted from his unethical conduct.
Michael Josephson is an influential and internationally renowned champion of character education for ethical conduct in business, government, policing, and law. Employing his groundbreaking insights and strategies, Mr. Josephson has assisted law enforcement agencies to strengthen individual and institutional decision-making and create sustainable ethical cultures.
He is the author of over a dozen books and major studies including the Exemplary Peace Officer series for police officers. Michael has received many honors for his work including America’s Award for Integrity presented by former President Ronald Reagan.