Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Lies, Damn Lies

Go out there and do your job as well as you can.  Write reports that accurately reflect what you did, and try to be specific about what you did and why you did it.  If you don't know what to do, it's okay to back off and ask for help, but sometimes you just have to make a decision.

If you make a mistake, don't compound the mistake by trying to cover it up.  Just consider that everything you do is probably being videotaped with sound.  It may not be, but every ten year old has a phone with a camera on it, and every business has cameras too.

When you make a report, verbally or in writing, it's okay to take a moment to think about it.  It's okay to consult with your union representative or your attorney.  Just like the suspects, you have rights too, including the right to avoid self-incrimination.  That does not mean you can lie or leave things out that are pertinent to an investigation.  We have a difficult job, don't make it harder than it has to be; that's what the SGT Says.

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