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In this week’s On Policing essay, Police Foundation Policing Fellow, Sgt. Frank Tona, stresses the valuable contributions rank-and-file officers can make to the operations of law enforcement organizations. Many of these officers possess advanced education, training, and practical experience that provide them with unique and innovative perspectives, as well as the skill set to implement evidence-based policing practices. Sgt. Tona calls upon law enforcement leaders to rely not only upon command-level officers for advice and expertise, but also the wealth of knowledge and expertise available among the rank-and-file. Click here to read more.