Leadership by police executives is a vital element in the comprehensive Juvenile DUI Enforcement Program developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. But before a police executive can be convinced to take on that program, he or she needs to understand why it is necessary and how central is his or her acceptance of the key leadership role. Without this vital foundation, the rest of the comprehensive program cannot get started. And in order to initiate the program, the chief needs to understand what leadership means in this context and how that role can actually be welcomed and supported by community leaders who are equally dedicated to preventing deaths and serious injuries.
Part I: Building Programs That Work represents our effort to bring together the wisdom of many national experts and the rich experience of the five demonstration sites. We believe that we have distilled the necessary lessons and that they are presented in clear and simple language that every executive can pick up and run with — and every group in the community can support.
Clifford L. Karchmer
Police Executive Research Forum