and tries to capture the criminals single-handed. He or she does not call for back up. When the hero does not call for back up, there will be a shootout, guaranteed. Even when the hero has a partner, you can bet they will enter the front door with no one covering the back exit. The hero’s partner will be two feet behind the partner so that when the shooting starts, the shooter will pin them both down. You can count on it.
After the shooting stops, the “Chief” will merely say, “Don’t do that.” I would think it would be against department policy and a cause for dismissal. Maybe the chief does not fire them because they only do it once per episode.
If the hero has a nice car, there will be a chase scene-another guarantee. I can do without the obligatory chase scene and go for more dialogue.
Another pet peeve is when the detective or detectives decide to break and enter a residence without a warrant. Any time detectives enter a place without a warrant they will find a key clue, a piece of evidence or a dead body. Of course, none of that will be admissible in a court of law because there was not probable cause. The detectives will tell the judge that they thought they heard a noise or some such excuse that the judge, in his entire career on the bench, has never heard before and will accept.
Below is part of Chapter 8, Written Communications, from my lastest e-book, Leadership for New Managers: Book Two, http://smashwords.com/b/300090. Use coupon code WL23B for a free copy.
Chapter 8—Written Communication
Leader/mangers need to write well. In some cases, it may be the primary means of communications
between the leader and associates. Usually, the higher the position, the more writing is required and the less oral communication. If the writing is not clear, it will lead to misunderstandings. Poor writing reflects negatively upon a leader. It may indicate foggy thinking. Being able to express one’s self in writing strengthens self-esteem.
1. General Information
Written communications are appropriate for sending general information, for messages that require action, for documentation, for permanent files, for long messages, for for policies and procedures. Most word processing software have samples and templates available. Some of the more common forms are: