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Ted’s essays

Neighborhood Posse

I met with the sheriff of Modoc County, in the very upper-right-hand corner of California. His paid staff is one twentieth (1/20) the size of the county posse. The posse is an independent, non-profit, volunteer organization that is called on for everything from the mundane to major regional disasters. They have been HUGELY SUCCESSFUL at reducing crime, stretching resources and securing life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness in their neighborhood. We should work to form similar groups in our communities. Neighborhood Posse purpose, principles, bylaws Regardless of who holds the office of county sheriff, responsible adults have the right and responsibility to participate in the defense of, and emergency response of their neighborhoods. To this end, we join together […]

Ted Dunlap’s experience

The Ada County Sheriff’s Office has 613 employees totaling over 3,100 years of law enforcement experience. Without the incumbent, that will be reduced by 29 years of law enforcement experience (-0.9%) but increased by 35 years of private sector business management experience. Ted Dunlap learned The H-P Way of business management from Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard in formal H-P training classes, and on the job for 12+ years. He simultaneously majored in business management at Sonoma State University while they were evolving their programs to include The H-P Way. The centerpiece of The H-P Way is “Management By Objectives”, wherein skilled managers inspire their subordinates to use their knowledge, experience and expertise to accomplish clearly-defined objectives. Contrast that with […]