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"President's Message"
by Nitin Daniels


  •     If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn, If a child lives with hostility, he learns to fight, If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy, If a child lives with shame, he learns to feel guilty, If a child lives with tolerance, he learns to be patient, If a child lives with encouragement, he learns confidence, If a child lives with praise, he learns to appreciate.

   As I read the above poem, I realized that a man and woman can make babies, but it takes a real team of parents who work together to make sure that their kids are raised with love, devotion, respect, discipline and understanding the kids needs and, they grow up to be successful.

     Well, the workplaces are no different. Your employer is your parent and pretty much need to follow similar path. A title or rank does not command respect, but the person does. A true leader recognizes the talents and capabilities of the employee. Rather than curb that employee's talent, the employer should encourage him/her and be thankful that they have such talented employees who make the agency look great. Just like selective enforcement and rewarding in the community that you serve is wrong, so is the same treatment in a workplace. I have been in the law enforcement and the 'public servant' business since 1981 and I have seen the best and the worst.  Using your title to punish others is WRONG and DISRESPECTFUL.

    A lot of the police departments have given up their contractual rights, especially in health benefits for retired officers. Think about your agency and see what you can do better as an employee and an employer. Unfortunately, some people who have the chance to make a difference, don't take any action to make the workplace better for each and everyone. Always be willing to help others, lend a hand and a supporting shoulder in difficult times and just be nice. That goes a long way!

    When conducting your investigations, treat each victim as a member of your family and provide the support and your undivided attention to the case with the result being - conviction of the perpetrator. And that is why the RIGHT training is crucial and important. There are multiple training companies out there. Some are in it to make money, and some are there to share the experience gained throughout their career.

    The NJNEOA has been here to provide great trainings since 1965. We rely on great instructors from federal, state, county, and local law enforcement agencies, who volunteer their time instructing at the seminars, Basic TNT Class, and the Conference. We just completed Basic TNT Class # 12 with great reviews and looking forward to offering more trainings.

    Those of you have been around for a long time, may have noticed that the NJNEOA has stepped up its 'game' during the last eleven years. We listen and make those necessary changes to keep our 'audience' well informed and knowledgeable. Thank you all for your continued support. STAY SAFE!


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