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So what does such an individual as Jim Padar do when one might think his career is over? Well write a book, of course. Just this past December, Jim published a book, co-authored with his son Jay , who is currently a Chicago police sergeant. Titled, “On Being a Cop” , the book consists of fifty-three father/son short stories covering 45 years of their respective careers. This book is a must read for all law enforcement personnel and all interested in being in law enforcement. Jim and son Jay have captured the essence of the emotion and heart stopping drama faced by law enforcement officers as they daily go about their job. The realities of the “street” are driven home in these stories and I guarantee the law enforcement readers will daydream back to similar situations in which they were involved! The hardcover book as well as eBooks are available online at www.OnBeingACop.com and www.amazon.com . Jim and his lovely wife Durell have four sons and six grandchil- dren and still live in the Chicago area which he loves so much. In closing it is easy for me to say that Jim Padar has truly “BEEN ALL HE CAN BE” and the production of this great book in his retire- ment years demonstrates for all of us that “IT AIN’T OVER TIL IT’S OVER” I can’t wait to see what Jim has in mind for his next venture. It was a privilege to interview Jim for this article and to have a chance to read the book put out by him and his son Jay. Please contact me if you know of any other NA Grads in your area that have done some- thing unique or innovative so that I may reach out to them and possibly write an article. These outstanding NA grads are the history of our organization and represent the leader- ship qualities instilled in us at the FBI National Academy. Measuring Law Enforcement Performance continued from page 15 jail operations (largest in the world); court operations; and, law en- forcement operations, which include unincorporated areas, as well as contract cities throughout the County of Los Angeles. A law enforcement performance auditing practice may not only point to areas that need improvement, but to best practices that may serve as benchmarks for other police operations. The intent of this ar- ticle was not to marginalize other aspects of performance audits that are widely utilized in law enforcement, such as focusing on efficiency and effectiveness. There is no consternation as to the need for efficiency and effectiveness, especially with the current challenges police executives face during fiscal times. However, in pointing to the claims made in US DOJ investigations, efficiency and effectiveness are not at the forefront; hence the reason for the focus in this particular article is law enforce- ment performance audits that are risk and compliance driven. Lastly, the implementation of an internal law enforcement per- formance auditing practice also provides for enhanced accountability, transparency, and overall public value. From a pragmatic standpoint, it is much more feasible for law enforcement agencies to assess their own operations by utilizing a systematic, disciplined approach, and acting on the findings, than to have those findings presented in legal proceedings and negative media coverage. About the Author: Dr. Jeffry Phillips is the Immediate Past President for the International Law Enforcement Auditors Association, and currently a Police Performance Auditor IV, Officer in Charge, with the Los Angeles Police Department, Internal Audits and Inspec- tions Division. Terry Lucas – FBI National Academy National Historian, NA 182nd email: tlucasfbinaa@gmail.com | cell: 540.810.2721

• I have my Olympic lifting certification with USAW and I have a major issue on how these movements are coupled with other stuff • Please know what qualifies someone to give fitness advice, the best will have a ACSM, NASM, or NSCA certification • I’m sold on eradicating weakness, a dungeon like facility, and loud music

The message should be clear. The door of opportunity doesn’t really close as long as you’re healthy. Nothing frus- trates me more than students at whatever age functioning below the level of potential. The deci- sions to move more often will lay the foundation. I get paid to bore people with basics. Every- body wants the drills that the pro athletes do. However, the rite of passage says show me compe- tence with the minor league drill before we add the major league one. Treat fitness as an invest-

(L-R) Brady and Ryan O’Malley.

ment. Find a strength and conditioning coach with a tremendous re- sume and pay them to help you. There will be a day in my life that I will hire out. My sons, Brady (4 years old) and Ryan (3 years old) might someday choose to play sports. Eventually the conversation of injury reduction and performance will be brought to the table. I know I have a limited window of them listening to me, therefore I will relentlessly find someone with the same value system that drives me. I will cry on this day but it will reinforce to them the need to train. My goal for every LEO would be to complete a self evaluation. We pay dentists twice a year to evaluate our health. Why don’t we pay a certified/degreed fitness professional to evaluate our movement quality once a year? Treat your body and mind like an 8 cylinder 300 plus horsepower vehicle and you will see results. About the Author: E.J. O’Malley is a Health and Fitness Instructor at the FBI Academy, Physical Training Unit. He earned his B.S. from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania and M.S. from Virginia Commonwealth University. He holds Certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. CONCLUSION Occupational circumstances, the words and behavior of other people within the organization, and emotions are always subject to change. Law enforcement professionals should never allow their thoughts, decisions, or performance to be based on these or any other factors. Instead, they should cling to the reliability and power of core values when challenged. Core values are those principals upon which the law enforcement profession has been built. These are not simply models to be followed. Rather, they are principles all law enforcement officers should ingrain deep within their psyche to respond appropriately when challenged. By making these values define who we are, not merely what we follow, success is guaranteed! [1] Official Website of the Los Angeles Police Department, Core Values of the LAPD , http:// www.lapdonline.org/inside_the_lapd/content_basic_view/845 (accessed September 10, 2013). About the Author: Captain Matthew May , Town of Wake Forest Police Department, Wake Forest, North Carolina, has been in law enforcement for 17 years and is a graduate of the 242nd Session of the FBI National Academy. The Importance of Core Values continued from page 18


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