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

  • Excellent perspective, regarding bad news to employees. Bad news does not get any better with age. Leaders must be responsive in good and bad times to build trust. ,
  • Today, We remember those that Lincoln so eloquently described...”gave their last full measure of devotion.” They rest in the masters arms steeped in courage, grounded in honor, and surrounded by love. ,
  • Our greastest gift and most valuable skill is our abiliy to think. We live in a complex, complicated, contextual and nuanced world. We cannot fall victim to intellectual laziness and contextual blindness that has become a new normal in society. ,
  • Leaders must objectively look at the situation and the context in any issue. Carefully evaluate the nuances and place interest and curiosity before position and advocacy. In crisis people want trust. Reliability, openness, competence & compassion. (Mishra & Mishra, 2012),
  • As we start our day this morning, we must remember both our blessings and responsibilities in combination with our faith. We have an awesome duty to others in these times, as both a role model and informed decision maker. Shape the context in a meaningful way.,