The Risk Management Star Chamber
Anyone pursuing a career in law enforcement will quickly become familiar with the name “risk management.” Policing involves inherent risks—confronting aggressive and violent criminals, the protection of those who may not be able to protect themselves, and the list goes on. What is not pushed to the forefront is the idea of internal risk. Or rather, the risk faced by the officer or lower-level employee from the top of the organization. Without exception, we accept the physical dangers of the job, but it is difficult to understand that the biggest risk to your career comes from inside the organization.