Change is definitely a cautionary measure when it comes to new employment or new positions because ‘change’ brings conflict. The conflict of this change is an individual’s attitude toward something ‘new’. This new persona could be the way a job wants to change all the rules or the new person who is the head wants to lay down a real strict law. An individual likes doing things the ‘old’ way instead making a change because he or she is scared of change. This individual maybe scared to make this change because of what he or she may face. Often times an individual has gotten set in their ways that they might be stuck on the same routine. How can change be implemented? What are some key elements to change? How can you make an individual understand that change is needed?
When police reformers implement community policing philosophies within a police department the obstacles that they may face are how they are going to approach the other officers with the new change, the positive attitudes or negative attitudes of the fellow police officers, resistance, and old mess they have to clean up from a previous supervisor. The police reformer is new to the scene and does not know how each officer may react to the change so he or she may have to warm up to the other employees on duty. The police reformer may have to review old reports and implement several new changes to the police department without being forceful but be forceful.