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.


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

  • Very interesting perspective regarding confidence that all leaders need to consider. The Dark Side of Confidence | Psychology Today ,
  • Gordon makes a great point. However, we as leaders must ensure we craft sound policy in advance regarding these contemporary issues. Then ensure we train our people to understand the policy, and have our supervisors enforce the policy. ,
  • Many have asked me why a heroine as my 1970’s ace detective in my new novel? Because my grandmother was the first elected female sheriff in Georgia and her courage and independence influenced me so much as a child ,
  • Crime drama, adventure, and romance. Set on the mystical coast of Georgia. Murder, drug smuggling, and corruption challenge the resolve of a courageous young heroine Sunlight Over the Marshes ,
  • My new Novel published today. The crime drama, adventure, romance is set in the late 70’s. It captures the work of Fate Harper, the books heroine who combats corruption and murder on the Georgia coast. Sunlight Over the Marshes ,