Thinking Outside The Box – By: Larry Lawton & The Reality Check Program

Why Cities, Schools and Police Departments need to think outside the box. Keeping the community safe and helping teens, young adults and families is a priority for all cities, schools and police departments. Ask most Police Chiefs and they say that helping families and young people is why they initially got into law enforcement in the first place. 

The first thing leaders have to do when trying to fix a problem, is recognize they have a problem. Once they do that, help can be found and instituted.

To fix a problem that hasn’t had conventional success, you have to think outside the box. We get asked by parents, teachers and police officials all the time, what is the best way to help young people and police agencies? 

The first thing I say is, every city and area is different. Working with inner-city kids is a lot different than working with small town or rural area kids. Some communities have burglaries, other have excessive drug use and then some just don’t get along with the police. 

It is all about leadership. We work with a lot of cities and police departments and when you have a good leader with good values, success always follows. Leaders who keep blaming others and keep doing the same thing over and over aren’t leaders at all.  

Is your leader thinking outside the box?

A comment from Larry Lawton, Founder and President of the Reality Check Program and author of Gangster Redemption.

“Believe it or not, there are a lot of officials who give up on young people. I’ve had a police chief tell me some kids are just not worth trying to help. I will never forget that day and that police chief. It goes against everything I do and believe. The Reality Check Programs saying is, we don’t believe in bad kids, we believe in bad choices. We believe people do change. I truly hope your Mayor and Police Chief are doing everything possible to help you and your family.

Larry Lawton – Wikipedia

About the author: Larry Lawton is an Author, TV Personality, Speaker, Teen/Young Adult Expert and Law Enforcement Consultant. Larry developed the nationally recognized Reality Check Program and Reality Check Video Card Program.

Larry Lawton appears regularly on national TV and Radio as an expert on teen issues, crime, schools and community policing. ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, MSNBC  —  CLICK HERE to see Larry Lawton on TV

In August of 2013, Larry was the first ex-con in the United States to be sworn in as an Honorary Police Officer in the city of Lake Saint Louis, Missouri and in November 2013, Larry was the first ex-con recognized on the Floor of the United States Congress for his work with helping young people and law enforcement agencies.

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