Law enforcement has always been complicated and dangerous. With the addition of omnipresent video recording, high-speed interconnectivity, and social media, law enforcement professionals require the tools to develop and implement an outward mindset in their work. Arbinger’s Policing with an Outward Mindset™ program addresses three key challenges in law enforcement today:
Situational Awareness and Officer Safety
Officers must increasingly operate in ways that are both smart and safe. This requires the self-awareness and motivation to be the most trained, skilled and conditioned version of themselves possible. In addition, officers must be aware of contextual behavioral anomalies indicative of dangerous or criminal behavior without being distracted by factors such as race, gender, age, sexual orientation, etc.
Trust and Collaboration
With so many factors influencing incident narratives and investigations, trust and collaboration within agencies and with the communities they serve has become critical—but also quite difficult.
Law enforcement leaders today must carry a deep sense of personal responsibility to develop competency in each of their roles and to understand the impact they have on others while carrying out their duties. Such a leader inspires and systematically develops similar personal responsibility from others.
Fire and EMS
The traditional paramilitary, structured, top-heavy way of managing public safety institutions is no longer effective. It is imperative to build a mindset and culture of personal responsibility for mission execution that extends to every firefighter and EMS professional.
The solution to the challenges in public safety today is to establish unprecedented transparency and accountability for each police action. Agencies that develop an outward mindset achieve these levels of transparency and accountability, create a foundation of community trust, and develop an environment of continuous learning and improvement as a natural outcome. Arbinger offers a public-safety-specific suite of training solutions designed to help public safety leaders embed an outward mindset within their agency and broader community. These solutions are offered directly to client organizations.
We deliver outward mindset transformation tailored to public safety organizations through the following programs and services:
Increased safety and situational awareness
Reduction of implicit bias and effective, in-the-moment decision making
Heightened trust and collaboration with communities
Proactive, accountable personnel
Deep awareness of community sentiment and concerns, allowing early action to address problems
Enhanced agency legitimacy