Answer these questions pertaining to
how you would handle this situation:
- What do you believe are some of Sergeant Gresham’s problems
as a new supervisor? Could anything have been done before he assumed his
new position to help him understand his role better? If so, what?
- As Gresham’s superior officer, what advice would you
give him? Are there any other supervisory or command officers who you
should ask to be involved in dealing with this situation? Who and why?
- What corrective action must Sergeant Gresham take
immediately with his team of officers? Why
Tell bad and good of post. list reference Our discussion
first, individuals response
you believe are some of Sergeant Gresham problems as a new supervisor? Could
anything have been done before he assumed his new position to help him
understand his role better? If so, what?
First off, I think that Sgt. Gresham
first problem is that he is in denial of his friends. It is obvious he has
close relationship with his peers on and off duty. Therefore, I believe that he
is being a bit bias and doing what all friends do by covering for them or he
himself could be directly involve in these reports. In regards to the second
part of this question, you would think that he would have already attend
different courses such as leadership courses and advance training prior to
stepping into a leadership role. However, I think that the only other plan
would have been is to put Sgt. Gresham on complete opposite shifts of his close
friends and peers forcing him work with others who he may not be so comfortable
with. This would be the best way for him to get out of his comfort zone and take
matters such as this one more seriously. In addition, I think that the first
thing that he should be doing as a leader is taking the time getting to know
superior officer, what advice would you give him? Are there any other supervisory
or command officers who you should ask to be involved in dealing with this
situation? Who and why?
Being in the military, I was always
taught to never counsel or meet with peers alone regarding a private matter.
Therefore, I would definitely have someone there as a witness during this
meeting that way nothing is misinterpreted or that no one may accus the other
of any wrong doing. I would bring in someone of the same rank as me maybe from
another unit or maybe just an assistant to me. My biggest advice would be to
him from man to man is to get himself and his peers together and fast. I would
be straight forth with him in getting him to realize the seriousness of the
situation. I would explain to him that he is on another platform now and its
not only about him but rather the people who he lead and the department as a
whole. Having saying that, the decisions he makes and the things that he do or
let get away is only the reflection of his leadership ability.
corrective action must Sergeant Gresham take immediately with his team of
The first thing that he should do
immediately with his team of officers is to meet with them and lay it all out
there explaining the seriousness of the situation and how he has “failed” as
their leader to correct the problem. Secondly, and most importantly, they all
need to go into the community in which they serve and rebuild their
relationship with the people who were affected. This doesnt have to be only
during shift. They should go above and beyond by funding their own community
bbq/picnic of some sort giving back and showing their efforts.