Jack Colwell, Arbinger’s Director of Law Enforcement and Public Safety Practice and Charles “Chip” Huth, a Senior Consultant for Arbinger and a Captain for the Kansas City Police Department, were recently presented with awards from Joe Farrow, Commissioner of the California Highway Patrol.
The awards followed Colwell and Huth’s three-day engagement at The California Highway Patrol All Commanders Conference, which took place in Sacramento in January of this year. Colwell and Huth’s presentation centered on CHP’s Public Trust Initiative, a four-year strategy that seeks to restore and develop public trust. Core tenants of the initiative include community engagement, public trust and nobility.
“We discussed the Nobility Paradox,” shared Colwell. “If we as officers see ourselves as noble, we can feel entitled and become disdainful toward those who don’t show us respect and deference. Sincerely noble officers, however, don’t see themselves as noble as much as they see and respond to the nobility, or humanity, in others.”
The awards noted the emphasis Colwell and Huth’s presentation placed on challenging assumptions in policing as they relate to nobility, self-deception, justification, and mindset. “We applaud the efforts of CHP leadership to critically evaluate the organizational mindset with respect to the ever-changing operating environment,” said Huth. “Law enforcement agencies are being asked to do more with less, and the importance of approaching these challenges with a mindset that accounts for the objectives of those we serve is becoming more and more apparent.”
Arbinger’s Law Enforcement and Public Safety Practice has grown in recent years as police departments have sought out transformational training in the wake of community tragedy and ensuing tensions. Application of Arbinger principles in policing have led to initiatives like Carthage, Missouri’s recently-released “Voice of Your Community—Outside Triangle Impact Survey”, wherein each person having official contact with the police department is given the opportunity to respond to two questions designed to measure the impact of mindset and capture information needed to improve the department.
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