Public safety professionals are recognizing a common problem in agencies throughout the country: a small but distinct element in the workforce that generates the overwhelming majority of stress for fellow officers and supervisors. These are an agency’s toxic employees—who can be such a distraction from the agency mission that supervisors and other employees seem to spend more time dealing with internal issues than they spend actually serving and protecting the public.
Toxic employees tend to be perpetual plaintiffs who file baseless grievances, complaints and lawsuits throughout their careers. They work to intimidate supervisors while deflating the morale of their fellow employees due to management’s apparent inability to hold them accountable for their actions.
This webinar will introduce public safety leaders to strategies for:
Recognizing the common traits of toxic officers
Utilizing the FTO process as a crucial part of preventing toxic individuals from becoming your toxic officer
Recognizing the Legal Avenues that Toxic Individuals Abuse
Confronting toxic officers in ways that are legally defensible—progressive discipline, “resetting the clock” on policy and separation agreements