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Peer Leadership Group for Employee-Management Communications

NCJ Number
Law and Order Volume: 56 Issue: 10 Dated: October 2008 Pages: 130-132,134
Jay Burch
Date Published
October 2008
This article describes the concept of the Peer Leadership Group (PLG) offering law enforcement administrators a communication venue for employees to voice concerns in a non-threatening manner.
A concept to bring employees together on their own to join in the overall problem-solving efforts of the department is the PLG. The employees choose a PLG committee of at least three employees, depending on the size of the organization. Those employees that sit on the PLG committee are decided by the employees. Any department-related issue or matter is allowed to be discussed. The purpose of the PLG is to open the lines of communication between employees and the administration. The PLG is simply a way to provide a venue to address concerns among peers for employees who normally may be hesitant to bring issues of concern or ideas directly to a supervisor or administrators.