Cultivating an Engaged Team: Strategies and Techniques to Support Positive Morale in Law Enforcement

August 16, 2022
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Recent research has shown that 77% of law enforcement polled felt that morale had decreased in their agency in the past year. Moreover, they resoundingly shared what they want from their leaders: to communicate, to be consistent, to care. But in the era of law enforcement reform, how does one go about balancing these three areas of focus to foster a successful working environment?

We’re convening two executive-level Sheriff’s office professionals, along with police and public safety psychologist Dr. Troy Rogers, to discuss their unique perspectives on how sheriff’s and command staff can build morale to positively impact retention, job satisfaction and the communities they serve. Join us for insight into:
• The barriers to positive morale within Sheriff’s offices
• Programs and planning efforts to build strong relationships within agencies
• Implementing technology solutions to streamline workload
• Developing key performance indicators
• Communication solutions to support engagement


Moderator: Charles Edwards


  • Sheriff Johnwayne Valdez--Rusk County Sheriff, TX
  • Sergeant Tony Shaddy--Washington County Sheriff's Office, OR
  • Deputy Amanda Geislinger--Washington County Sheriff's Office, OR
  • Dr. Troy Rodgers--Public Safety Psychology Group LLC