We’ve always heard that accepting a change in any organization is difficult. Well, the law enforcement organization is not an exception (Cohen, McCormick & Rich, 2019). The process of initiating a change is always part of every organization, but employees become the opponent of change. It is important to know that employees resist changes in an organization due to bad management practices. Therefore, this paper discusses how law enforcement can get created in such a way that they accept a culture of change.
It is essential to develop a positive culture of effective communication in the law enforcement system (Cohen, McCormick & Rich, 2019). A regular conversation between the management and the officers on what is happening; it improves the trust in the criminal justice system. It is critical to speak the truth at all times while also being time with the change initiative that the organization intends to make. It is also vital to provide answers to the officers on every action taken. When clarification is provided about the activities of an organization, it is evident that everybody comes on board because they understand the need for change.
Allow the law enforcement officers to be part of the change
When the law enforcement officers get the opportunity to participate in potential changes in the organization, officers feel respected and valued (Cohen, McCormick & Rich, 2019). It is, therefore, vital to create a productive meeting where the officers can share their opinion about any change needed in the organization. For instance, officers can also suggest essential aspects that require changes.
In conclusion, it is critical to initiate mechanisms that increase the loyalty and integrity among the employees in criminal justice. When people trust and believe in each other, it is easy to launch changes with minimal resistance since all people feel valued and respected for their contribution to the organization.
Cohen, I. M., McCormick, A. V., & Rich, B. (2019). Creating a Culture of Police Officer Wellness. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice.