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[Podcast] Navigating the Challenges of Law Enforcement Leadership



About This Episode


A second-generation law enforcement officer confronts the challenges of leadership, battles the fentanyl crisis, and strives to make a difference in a constantly scrutinized profession. In this episode, you will be able to:

  • Enhance your leadership skills and strategies to effectively address challenges in law enforcement.

  • Stay ahead of the curve with insights on the impact of technology on policing and interpersonal skills.

  • Discover effective solutions for recruitment and retention issues faced by law enforcement agencies.

  • Learn innovative approaches to community engagement while addressing the fentanyl crisis.

  • Gain valuable insights on the importance of mentoring and support in developing future leaders in law enforcement.


Meet Sheriff Mike Chitwood


With an impressive career in law enforcement spanning over three decades, Sheriff Chitwood brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. Starting as a lieutenant in the Philadelphia Police Department, he excelled in various divisions, including Patrol, Tactical, Narcotics, and the Detective Division. Throughout his career, Sheriff Chitwood received 58 commendations for his valor, bravery, heroism, and merit. After serving as police chief in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and Daytona Beach, Florida, he was elected as the Volusia County Sheriff in 2016 and reelected without opposition in 2020. With his extensive training from the FBI National Academy and Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, Sheriff Chitwood is a respected leader in the law enforcement community. Join us as we delve into his personal journey and gain valuable insights into his leadership approach in the face of challenges.

Podcast Episode Resources


For more resources, visit: theleadershipcruciblefoundation.org

To watch the video podcast on Youtube, click here.

To download the Team Discussion Guide, click here.

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