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Chief Mitchell P. Weinzetl, Buffalo Police Department (Minnesota) “has been a police officer for over twenty-two years, including more than fifteen years of formal leadership experience.  For more than thirteen years, Mitch has been a Chief of Police, serving three different departments in that capacity. He has an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Law Enforcement, and also holds a Bachelor’s Degree and Masters Degree in Organizational Management. Chief Weinzetl has been an ardent student of leadership, and has spent hundreds of hours teaching officers in the areas of Firearms, Use of Force, Specialty Munitions, SWAT, Supervision, and Leadership Development. Mitch is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in adult education and higher learning.  Chief Weinzetl has served on several boards of directors on a local, state, and federal level. He is a past Rotary Club president, and is also past president of the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association.” Mitchell P. Weinzetl is the author of ACTING OUT: Outlining Specific Behaviors and Actions For Effective Leadership

According to the book description of ACTING OUT: Outlining Specific Behaviors and Actions For Effective Leadership, “There are many misconceptions about how police agencies and other public sector organizations operate. Policing is a business, and the business of policing is subjected to the same universal rules of business and leadership whether you are in police work or in industry. Leadership is leadership and management is management and the principles are the same. This book is about being an effective leader and about change– personal change, intellectual change, process change, organizational change, and personal growth and development. Part One focuses on communication and leadership actions and what effective leaders accomplish. Part Two examines the actions-based approach, decision making, thinking, personal mastery, teaching, and vision and direction. Part Three discusses the leadership replication cycle–gathering the information, converting the information, transforming the knowledge, replacing behaviors, driving leadership actions, repeating the process, and bringing it all together. The concepts presented can be applied to any field or position, including personal life and relationships. This book will provide the insights needed to improve a person’s effectiveness as a leader, or to prepare them for their next career step, when the opportunity presents itself..”

Dr. Jack Enter, Ph.D, Author and Leadership Expert, said of ACTING OUT: Outlining Specific Behaviors and Actions For Effective Leadership “Though leadership is one of the most popular topics to read about – few books ever result in a change of behavior by the reader. That failure is due to the fact that most books focus on the intellectual discussion of leadership and not its implementation. Acting Out does not fall into that trap but both provokes and encourages the reader to practice what he or she is reading. This book is not only useful but needed in a day where most managers seem to fail at bringing what they believe to what they do. Mitch Weinzetl has provided all of us with tools to help us become better leaders.”


Acting Out: Outlining Specific Behaviors and Actions for Effective Leadership
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About Buffalo Police Department
According to the Buffalo Police Department website, the Department provides 24-hour patrol service and responds to all criminal complaints, medical emergencies, and other calls for service within the Buffalo City limits.  Full-time positions in our department consists of seventeen Officers, two front office/records staff,  and an Administrative Assistant.  Our part-time staff includes one office staff, one Community Service Officer, and six Reserve Officers.  Our office is located just off Highway 25, 215 1st Avenue NE, about one-quarter mile south of Highway 55.  This is behind the City Center Campus adjacent to the Fire Hall and Administrative Offices for the City of Buffalo.  Our office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., excluding holidays.

Mitchell P. Weinzetl said of ACTING OUT: Outlining Specific Behaviors and Actions For Effective Leadership, “I wrote Acting Out to help leaders move from ineffective to effective; to help them move from theory to action. In addition to describing the WHAT of leadership, this book places an emphasis on the HOW of leadership; intending for the reader to actually DO something with the information they have been provided. Are you up for the challenge? Most leadership training is passive in nature; it is not an outcomes-based process. Leadership is not a passive event, it requires leaders to take action. Acting Out provides readers with the tools they need to take information about leadership, and convert it into knowledge and effective behaviors.”

Peter K. Heldman, Author ChangeMakers Secrets & Strategies, Executive Director, Georgetown Leadership Planning Institute, said of ACTING OUT: Outlining Specific Behaviors and Actions For Effective Leadership, “An Action Oriented - Practical approach to leadership! - Acting Out combines the author's extensive experience with the input of top thinkers on leadership - applying them to the realities of management today, delivering pragmatic solutions for government, law enforcement and corporate players.”

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