Minimizing Risk by Defining Off-Duty Police Misconduct

When a professional sports team fails to make the playoffs year in and year out, sports pundits talk about their losing “locker room culture.” Generally, in the sports environment this losing culture reflects a mindset of players in pursuit of individual statistics, a lack of coaching leadership, and an absence of organization-wide personal accountability requirements. A new coach must root out this culture in order to turn things around. But changing a culture that has been in place for years takes time and planning if subordinates are to buy into it. From a risk management perspective in police administration, a positive cultural change is worth the effort.