The Art of the Question

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Welcome and thank you, Officer Culianos! Stay safe!

Welcome and thank you, Officer Culianos! Stay safe!Join us in welcoming Officer Anthony Culianos to Nanuet! Officer Culianos is the new School Resource Officer (SRO) at A. MacArthur Barr Middle School. He has been with the Clarkstown Police Department since 2014 and is now part of the #NUFSD family! #newtonanuet ... See MoreSee Less

11 hours ago

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Thanks prayers stay safe and well in Jesus name

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Congratulations Lord PLZ keep him safe in this cruel world๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿซก๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿซก๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Welcome,be safe

Thank you!
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Thank you from a Breast Cancer survivor...God survivor...God Bless you all......

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Hello and thank you, K-9 Vita! Stay safe!

Hello and thank you, K-9 Vita! Stay safe!We are excited to introduce our newest partner in crime-fighting: Meet K-9 "Vita" from the Czech Republic, who specializes in drug detection. Let's give her a warm welcome! #toledopolice ... See MoreSee Less

11 hours ago

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๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

Hi there Gorgeous ! Stay Safe and watch over Your Partner / Handler.๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™

๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

This is so precious!!!!
Stay safe, K9 Jocko! and K9 Officer Prichard!

This is so precious!!!!
Stay safe, K9 Jocko! and K9 Officer Prichard!๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™‚๏ธ Exciting Adventures with K9 Jocko! ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ’ช

Check out this pawsome pic of K9 Officer Prichard with our incredible K9 Jocko! ๐Ÿถโšก๏ธ This dynamic duo just proved that Jocko is more than just an amazing apprehension and narcotics detection K9, he's also an emotional support pup for his handler! ๐Ÿฅฐ

In this photo, you can see K9 Officer Prichard holding Jocko's paw while typing up a police report. Jocko knows that writing reports can be tough, so he's right there by his handler's side, providing that much-needed support. Talk about teamwork! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™Œ

We're incredibly grateful to have such a talented and caring K9 like Jocko on our force. He's always ready to lend a helping paw and make a positive impact in our community. Together, K9 Jocko and Officer Prichard continue to keep our streets safe and bring smiles to our faces. Good boy, Jocko! ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’™

#k9handler #k9jocko #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #emotionalsupportpup #plainfieldpd #havingfun
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๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿซก๐Ÿซก๐Ÿซก๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿซก๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Beautiful Thank You

Awwww

What a beautiful picture of a very special moment! Congratulations and thank you both!! Stay safe!

What a beautiful picture of a very special moment! Congratulations and thank you both!! Stay safe!From the New Port Richey Police Department. Like father, like daughter! Officer Negersmith is following the footsteps of her dad, who has spent his entire career in law enforcement. An affinity for policing seems to run in the family. ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

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Thanks prayers stay safe and well in Jesus name

Salute๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿซก๐Ÿซก๐Ÿซก๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

Awesome stat safe ๐Ÿ’™

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ท

Be safe and thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Be safe and thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

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Thank you, #Hero!

Thank you, #Hero!Night side Officer Roman was happy to reunite an important family member with their family tonight ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

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Awesome๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š

Good Bless you

Congratulations!

Congratulations!Congratulations to the South Suburban Association Chiefs of Police 2023-2024 Executive Board Members! #NOBLEProud ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago
Congratulations! Thank you! Stay safe!

Congratulations! Thank you! Stay safe!Last year these three chose to fill out an application and toss their name into our candidate pool. Jump forward to today, they have completed their Field Training Program and start solo patrol, serving our awesome community. Congratulations to Officer Talg, Officer Frick and Officer Shoemaker. Thank you for choosing #Wausau! ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

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Congratulations ๐ŸŽŠ

Welcome and thank you, K9 Batman and Officer Dillard! Stay safe!

Welcome and thank you, K9 Batman and Officer Dillard! Stay safe!Meet K9 Batman! K9 Batman is a German Shepard mix and is approximately 2 years old. His handler is Officer Dillard and he is one of our new Greene County Jail K9s.

K9 Batman is also featured on our newest Greene County Jail K9 Swag! This apparel can be purchased from The CrackerJack Shack using the link below!

www.crackerjackshack.com/gcsok9

This is a pre-sale. Orders will be produced and shipped after the selling period ends. A portion of every sale goes to the Greene County Sheriffโ€™s Office K9 Unit.
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2 days ago

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Salute๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿซก๐Ÿซก๐Ÿซก๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿซก๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

โค๏ธ

Ty

Looking Good. Now, Go get the Bad Guys and find all those Drugs.

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Welcome, K-9 Havik Officer Stockdale! Thank you! Stay safe!Image attachment

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2 days ago

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Welcome! Congratulations on your new job! Stay safe!

Salute๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿซก๐Ÿซก๐Ÿซก๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Awesome duo ๐Ÿ’™

Awesome

Beautiful ๐Ÿ˜

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Rest in Peace, K-9 Rico. Thank you for your service, #Hero 
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Rest in Peace, K-9 Rico. Thank you for your service, #Hero
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2 days ago

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So very sorry for ur loss๐Ÿ’”may he rest in eternal peace over the rainbow bridge๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”

๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ท

Thank you for your service. Rest in peace.

RIP Rico

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2 days ago
Congratulations! Thank you! Stay safe!

Congratulations! Thank you! Stay safe!The Lovington Police Department would like to extend a warm welcome and introduce Officer Berenice Vega to our community.

Officer Vega was born in Jerecuaro Guanajuato, Mexico and came to the United States when she was 9 years old. Officer Vega graduated from Lovington High School in 2017 and was granted citizenship in 2018. Officer Vega will begin our Field Training Program and attend the Southeastern New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy at a later date.

We are delighted to have Officer Vega join our ranks at the Lovington Police Department!
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5 days ago

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Thank you Sir for your service to your community..... Enjoy your retirement... God Bless you and your family.....

Congratulations

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Salute๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿซก๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿซก๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿซก๐Ÿซก๐Ÿซก

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Thank you, SRO, Private Chestnut! Stay safe!

Thank you, SRO, Private Chestnut! Stay safe!Congratulations to our newly promoted School Resource Officer, Private Chestnut. Thank you for keeping us safe and mentoring our students. We appreciate you!
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6 days ago

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๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ท

Salute and Honor

Congratulations

Thanks prayers stay safe and well in Jesus name

Congratulations ๐ŸŽŠ

Congratulations!!!๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฟ‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘

Congratulations lord keep her n r kids safe in this cruel world๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿซก๐Ÿซก๐Ÿซก๐Ÿซก๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

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Way to go, K9 Freddie!! Thank you!

Way to go, K9 Freddie!! Thank you!๐ŸŽต"Another One Bites the Dust," ๐ŸŽถby Freddie Mercury. Dog of the month, Madison, WI Police K9 Freddie is still in his rookie year. Of course the old veterans can be counted on...but with a new pup (and a new handler!), there is always a bit of doubt until they prove themselves in the field.
On K9 Freddie's first search warrant assignment - his SECOND call ever in his young career - he was asked to bring his nose to search a house & garage.
He immediately indicated on an old can of paint in a very messy garage. Officers were skeptical; the weight of the can didn't seem to match his response. But, "Trust Your Dog" is a maxim to live by. When they opened the can, they found a kilo of cocaine, wrapped tightly in plastic bags!
Hiding drugs in old paint cans is intended to mask the smell of the drug. Ha! Rookie Freddie was not fooled for a second. Home run first time at bat. Welcome to the team Freddie!

Madison Police Department Keeping K-9s in Kevlar #k9freddie #freddiemercury #whatanose #rookieyear #anotheronebitesthedust #berbeewalsh #trainhardworkhard #fieldtested #passedthetest #teammember
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6 days ago

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Beautiful dog

job well done Freddie....stay safe and long prormising life for you and your partner

Great job,K-9 Freddie! โค๏ธโค๏ธ

Besutiful salute๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿซก๐Ÿซก๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

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The Art of the Question

The question. Of all forms of human communication, it is perhaps the most difficult to convey properly, the hardest to balance, and possibly the most misunderstood between the parties who are trying to send and receive information.

If you donโ€™t ask a question, you are far less likely to obtain the answer that you seek. If you ask too many questions, people will eventually stop answering you.

If you ask a question at the wrong time, you run the risk of being perceived as nosy or intrusive. If you ask one of the wrong person, you might be labeled as a troublemaker.

If you ask your question with the wrong tone, you may come across as accusatory and if your question indicates that you know the answer, you will immediately arouse suspicion and unnecessarily put the person you are asking on the offensive.

These are just a few of the many examples of things that can go wrong or the unintended consequences you can create with a question that isnโ€™t well balanced and delivered properly. But, questions are an essential part of human interaction and absolutely necessary for educational and information gathering purposes.

With that in mind, here are some guidelines and suggestions that will help you to be an effective asker of questions.

First, your questions must have a purpose. You have no doubt heard that there is no such thing as a dumb question. I disagree, but I understand the point. Every time I have heard someone say that they were trying to encourage people to ask questions. Good concept, but the wrong message. There are dumb questions when they are asked without a purpose.

You can sometimes get lucky and zero in on the purpose or meaning of a conversation on the spot, but you will be much more likely to have a purpose if you have spent some time preparing. A job interview, for example, can provide you with a great opportunity to distinguish yourself with a little advance preparation.

I have conducted many interviews over the years and I can instantly tell the difference between a job candidate who spent some time preparing for the interview and one who did not. Often, that difference is clearly on display when it comes time for the candidate to pose the questions they have. If I get a question regarding the strategy, vision, or purpose of the credit union, I know that I am talking to someone who has assigned some importance to the interview. If someone chooses instead to ask me how many sick days we offer, I know I am talking with someone who is either a. concentrating on the wrong things or b. asking a question purely for the sake of coming up with something, anything.

When you know that you will be in a meeting or an interview, during which you will be asked if you have any questions, take the time upfront to make sure that you have those questions prepared.

Another essential aspect of a good question is the timing of it. If your boss has told you that she is going to assign a project to you, let her explain it in full before you jump in with questions that may likely be answered during her instructions to you. In the same vein, it is equally unacceptable to receive those same instructions and then sit on that information for days before asking any necessary questions you might have.

Questions are a great way to both properly and improperly indicate your priority. If you are talking with your spouse the evening before a busy day and you take that time to fully understand the timeline and the main events of the coming day, you are prioritizing your questions accordingly. If, during that same conversation, you are asking about something that may or may not occur a month out, you are sending the signal that you are not comprehending the importance of the next day or, worse, perhaps signaling to your spouse that you are not all that supportive of the tasks immediately at hand.

Purpose, preparation, timing, and prioritization are all essential aspects of a question that will help get you to where you are going. For the most part, these are all things that you have a large degree of control over and that you can teach yourself through practice.

There is also an aspect of the question, however, that you will likely have to un-teach yourself. You have probably been taught not to question certain things or certain people. Perhaps you have been told not to ask why something is done that way because that is the way it has always been done. You almost certainly have been told, at one time or another, not to ask questions of your teacher, your parents, your boss, a doctor, or a police officer.

In many cases, I think these are the times that it is actually the most necessary to ask a question or even a string of them. The task here is to find an effective way to question an authority without questioning their authority.

Letโ€™s use a doctorโ€™s diagnosis as the example. If you arrive at the Emergency Room with a broken arm, and you know it is broken because part of the bone is protruding through your skin, you probably do not need to waste time seeking a second opinion when the doctor comes in to tell you that your arm is broken. Questions that you may have regarding what the next steps will be are absolutely appropriate at this point and are questions asked of an authority. Questions regarding where the doctor got his medical degree question his authority.

If, however, your doctor diagnoses you with a rare disease or informs you that he thinks you need a certain surgery, it is the ideal time for you to ask questions and possibly seek additional insight. It is the ideal time to learn as much as you possibly can about what you are experiencing, what the alternative remedies might be, how much time it will take for you to heal, and all that is involved with the entire process.

Those are questions for an authority or an expert to address and they cannot address them if you do not ask. You are not questioning his authority in that example, you are posing questions to an authority. If you choose not to ask questions in this scenario, you are doing a disservice to yourself and likely ensuring that you will not be as informed and educated as you need to be to make the best decision possible.

Your boss or your teacher may have a certain level of expertise, but that does not mean they should never be asked appropriate questions and it never means that they know everything there is to know.

When you ask questions with purpose at the appropriate time and they are reflective of the matter at hand, they will almost always be received in the way in which they are meant and effectively and sincerely addressed.

When that occurs, you are mastering the art of the question and you are engaging in purposeful and effective communication.

Scott Arney
Chief Executive Officer
Chicago Patrolmenโ€™s Federal Credit Union

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