Change does not typically go over well in law enforcement organizations. In general, people like to operate in their comfort zones and for many individuals, the way things are is just fine. These individuals know the rules, they know what they can and cannot do, and they can survive and succeed in such an environment. When something new is introduced it often upsets this delicate balance. However, change is necessary in all organizations and law enforcement leaders must do a better job of helping their officers accept and prosper during change.
A book review of Parting Shots: My Passion for Policing by Robert F. Lunney
Reviewed by Michael Sale, American Military University
I first became aware of Bob Lunney’s reputation as an innovative police leader when I was attending one of the first community policing conferences ever held in Canada; it was in Toronto in October 1981.