30 – Jeremy Jensen, Dubuque Police Department



Jeremy Jensen is the Assistant Chief of Police of the Dubuque Police Department.

He has been in law enforcement for 28 years and has spent the last 25 years in Dubuque, where he has
worked in patrol, traffic, criminal investigations, tactical operations, community policing, training, and internal affairs.

He currently leads department operations and is involved in mental health and intercultural initiatives. Jeremy holds a BA in Criminal Justice and an MA in Communications. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy for top 1% of law
enforcement executives.

What the Dubuque Police Department has done by implementing Emotional Intelligence into their training has changed the culture inside the department, as well as how the department works with the citizen of their city.  In this episode, Jeremy talks in detail on why this came about, the support from community and local government, and how the department has grown for doing so.

3:40 Jeremy Jensen bio

6:50 Jeremy talks about how EQ gives the officers another tool to use in difficult situations

10:18 Jeremy talks about how EQ helps the officers to de-escalate

18:36 Jeremy talks about how EQ helps the multigenerational police officers connect to each other

30:05 Jeremy talks about how EQ is helping officers generally becoming better persons overall

31:07 Jeremy talks about the general citizen support of the implementation of EQ into the police department

36:25 Jeremy talks about how EQ helps with approaching diversity within the city, beyond but including ethnic background, religious background and economic status.

43:00 Why should police departments consider implementing EQ into their training?

If you would like to connect with Jeremy and find out more about how EQ is now standard practice in the Dubuque Police Department, send us an email at info@spiritofeq.com and we’ll make that introduction.

In each episode, Jeff and Eric will talk about what emotional intelligence, or understanding your emotions, can do for you in your daily and work life. For more information, contact Jeff at jeff@spiritofeq.com, or go to their website, Spirit of EQ.

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