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determine if you will need extra income or supplemental health- care and for how long. What kind of work do I want to do? Utilize all of the insights you have made thus far to inform your response to this question. For example, if you value lead- ership and achievement, want to spend a significant portion of the next 15 years working, desire to work in business, and could benefit fromadditional income then youmay consider the private sector, including companies that value the experience you bring and are willing to invest in your continued development and pro- gression. If you do not want to leave public service, desire a better work/life balance, but still need additional income to supplement your retirement, then consider roles that will enable you to stay in public service in a different capacity. You have spent your career serving the nation and your com- munity. Now it is time to think about what you want for this next part of your life. Only you can decide this and it is important you start well in advance of your transition. The foundational ques- tions above will better enable you to determine your priorities and what you want in a second career. Your combination of how you want to spend your time, what experiences you want and goals to achieve, and money/benefit needs is unique to you. Tak- ing the time now to reflect on and envision what you want will help expedite your job search and ultimately result in making a better match for both you and your future employer!

piece. As the blacksmith hammers the molten iron impurities are chipped away until the final product is mature enough to be used as an example to mold the next piece. Effective leaders are the blacksmith who are sharpening iron with staff to produce amature organization of leaders who are sharpening iron with each other. For both the leader and the mentee requires courageous conver- sations. Courageous conversations are tactfully developed to ad- dress difficult, and often times, uncomfortable topics that some- times include off duty decisions or personal life matters. There is a challenge in these conversations not to over step employment law restrictions or department policy. Many respected leaders have said, “People won't care how much you know until they know how much you care.” For police employees to know how much a law enforcement leader cares they have to see it, believe, and de- velop credible trust with the leader. As the relationship matures the employee and leader are edified thereby helping the organiza- tion uphold their values, goals, and mission. In turn, public trust increases which begins to have a positive impact for the officers. President Ronald Reagan said, “The greatest leader is not neces- sarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to the greatest things.” Be the leader that sharpens iron with staff. By doing so, the people do the greatest things possible all because you showed them how much you care.

About the Author:

David L. Hess serves as the Chief of Police for the City of Roxboro (NC). Previously he served as the Chief of Police for the Town of Wilson’s Mills (NC). Under his leadership the Wilson’s Mills Police Department stabilized the workforce, built sus- tained community relations, built a culture of pro- fessionalism, restored community trust, judicial integrity, increased technology, equipment, ad- vanced training, grant funding, and implemented several proactive community policing initiatives.

About the Author

Christine is a partner at Guidehouse work- ing in the areas of strategic change, organization transformations, human capital, facilities and construction management, and business pro- cess improvement. At Guidehouse, she leads the Department of Justice account and works across the broader law enforcement community. Chris- tine has dedicated over 17 years supporting the law enforcement execute their critical mission objectives. Prior to joining Guidehouse, Chris- tine was a partner at PwC in the law enforcement

During his career he served as a canine handler, field training officer, support team member of a tactical service unit, and holds specialized law enforcement instructor certifications. Chief Hess is a member of the North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police where he served as the Region 7 Di- rector before beginning his service on the Executive Board of Directors and is slated to be the Association’s President in 2020. He serves on the Associa- tion’s Legislative Committee; Budget Committee, chairs the Training Com- mittee and Chaplain Committee of the association. He is a member of several law enforcement associations to include IACP, FBINAA, NCFBINAA, the North Carolina Association of Property and Evidence and the North Carolina Police Executives Association. Chief Hess is a member of the Roxboro Rotary club, and is the Executive Director of the first ever Roxboro Police Activity & Ath- letic League (PAAL). Chief Hess is the recipient of the North Carolina Depart- ment of Justice's Intermediate and Advanced Law Enforcement professional certificates. He is a graduate of the Coastal Plains Law Enforcement Manage- ment and Leadership and holds a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Liberty University. David is also the recipient of International Association of Chiefs of Police 40 Under 40 Leadership award.  intellectual questions and doubts, and I will believe this to be Your inspired Word.” Shortly after this encounter his famous Los Ange- les Crusade’s began and it was the start of a Ministry that goes around the world today. In the weeks ahead, I would encourage anyone interested in improving their faith walk, and improve their emotional and spiri- tual health to spend some dedicated time reading the scripture. Police leaders can gain some great wisdom by reading the book of Proverbs. Literally each sentence is a pearl of wisdom that will continued from "Chaplain" on page 18

practice established after 9/11. In her tenure, she has worked across a broad cross section of both public and private sectors clients including major domestic and international Telecommunications firms and the United Nations. Christine holds a Master of Business Administration fromThe George Washington University School of Business and a Bachelor of Science from The State University of New York at Binghamton.

help us as we work through our daily lives leading the fine men and women of law enforcement. "These words I speak to you are not incidental additions to your life, homeowner improvements to your standard of living. They are foundational words, words to build a life on." Matthew 7:24 MSG

Until then, be safe and God Bless.

Jeff Kruithoff, Chaplain

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