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Law Enforcement Insights: A Journey Through 40 Years with Chief John Letteney

Ever wondered what it's like to spend 40 years in law enforcement? Our latest episode features a chat with John Letteney, a seasoned veteran of policing, currently serving as the Chief of Police in Thomasville, Georgia, and President of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). Letteney provides a firsthand account of his experiences, highlighting the nuances of pioneering leadership and the significant role of strategic planning in responding to community needs.


This episode isn't just about law enforcement mechanics, but also about the human connections forged through community engagement. Letteney shares his insights on the impact of commercial growth on public safety, the integral role of cultural understanding in policing a diverse community, and the importance of developing a synergistic relationship between the police and fire departments. Additionally, you'll hear about his innovative approach to department feedback, using one-on-one meetings to encourage dialogue and foster a culture of improvement.


Lastly, we delve into the crucial topic of career development within the law enforcement landscape. From showcasing the need for a 360-degree perspective to understanding the benefits of varied roles and promotions, Letteney paints a comprehensive picture of the road to becoming a well-rounded officer. Expect to come away with an enhanced understanding of the noble profession of law enforcement, an appreciation for the power of listening, and the importance of setting clear expectations within a team. So join us on this informative journey that pays tribute to the unsung heroes who protect our streets and communities.


Chief Letteney joins the CopDoc Podcast on August 22nd, 2023.


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