JB Edwards

The Hedgehog knows one big thing, the Fox knows many little things
– Archilochus

Beavers are workers and builders
– John Edwards

We concentrate on objectivity, by defining how we see, anticipate, and how we think about complex issues in a dynamic and ever-changing public safety context. Both empirical research and over 40 years of practical experience is incorporated into our analysis. Then, we focus on proactive measures to provide the best leadership and management features and strategies to our clients charged with public safety responsibilities within the contemporary organizational framework.

Services:

We provide specialized consulting and training regarding leadership, management, organizational relationships, operations, and investigations.

Courses available:

  • The Burden of Command (The balance of leadership and management)
  • Meta-cognition in police leadership, the dichotomy of the Fox and the Hedgehog
  • Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force Management
  • Procedurally Just Leadership and Legitimate Management Processes
  • Implicit social cognition, the science and the practice as it relates to law enforcement leadership
  • Drug Unit Management: Supervision, Sources and Methods
  • Major Case Management and Coordination
  • Managing a politically sensitive case
  • 21st Century Complexity in Police Operations and Management
  • The contextual dynamics in use of force cases, their investigation, evaluation and interpretations
  • Perspective and practice, central concepts in contemporary policing with the community
  • Making order from chaos: Major Incident Command
  • Communication Dynamics: Internal and External Stakeholder Management
  • A Growth or Fixed Mindset: the choice to be a competent or incompetent narcotics officer in
    contemporary drug enforcement operations
  • Implicit Social Cognition for Police Officers
  • Fact-finding and Investigative Discipline
  • Homicide Investigative Strategies
  • Intelligence Led Policing: Innovation and Problem Solving
  • Practical Applications of Search and Seizure Concepts: A Mindset of Thinking, Reasoning and Articulation
  • Essentials of Law Enforcement Communication Through Specificity in Documentation
  • The Operational Realities And Proactive Strategies Regarding Contemporary Media Management

  • Interesting article regarding the proposition that leaders like Bill Bratton and many other Chiefs, Sheriffs and Academics across our nation have said for years… “Police Matter and Cops Count” when it comes to crime prevention, mitigation, and reduction. ,
  • Exemplary point regarding where agency culture intersects with rank and servant leadership (very evidence-based) Leadership vs. Authority | Simon Sinek via @YouTube,
  • My grandmother getting her Badge after she was elected Sheriff in 1940. So much change since then, but the remaining constant is the devotion, dedication, and courage by those who still do the job. ,
  • Time and time again from Herzberg’s Motivation theory to the present work by MIT Sloan demonstrate to leaders the importance of employees not seeing themselves as “expendable” ,
  • A very important perspective. Empathy is a huge component in ones ability to influence and develop the relationships necessary to lead those under your charge. ,