Joe Talley, having been involved in law enforcement and criminal justice for many years of his life and seeing a tremendous need for reform and change in our county, is now seeking the Office of Sheriff, Palm Beach County.  Joe wants to be certain that the fine people in the sheriff’s office are able to focus and direct their full attention to the safety of our citizens, and wants to ensure there is fairness and integrity within the leadership of the agency. Joe wants to focus on major areas of concern that need great attention: public trust, fiscal responsibility, fairness in promotions, assignments and an array of internal issues.  With a budget of nearly one-half of a billion dollars, oversight is needed to ensure that tax dollars are being spent wisely using the agency’s precious personnel resources to their fullest potential for a true, honest, ethical mission.  As Sheriff, Joe will invite oversight by the County Commission and by the Inspector General‘s Office.  The taxpayer deserves the assurance that their expensive public safety resources are being managed with excellence and that a good steward is at the helm.

Joe served for twenty-two (22) years with the Baltimore County Police Department, promoted through each rank with the last six years at the rank of Major. Joe holds an A. A. in Law Enforcement, a B.S. in Criminal Justice. He is a graduate of the following prestigious police training academies: F.B.I National Academy, Southern Police Institute, Federal Executive Institute, U.S. Secret Service Dignitary Protection School.  Joe has completed hundreds of specialized trainings over the span of his career and maintained affiliation with these coveted schools. Joe is also a recipient of numerous honors, awards, and commendations. Joe was a member of the Reserve Unit of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office for five (5) years and was promoted through to rank of Lieutenant.  At that rank was awarded Deputy of the Year, 2003.  Joe has seen the agency from the outside and from within and has identified many areas of concern and need for improvement.  He has worked in the private sector as Corporate Security Director, and has served for years as a Board Member of the Village of Wellington Public Safety Committee.  

Joe believes a good leader is one who knows the way, shows the way, and goes the way.  Joe feels that the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office needs more than a new start, it needs a new heart.  Joe has a passion for Law Enforcement and a compassion for people involved within the profession and for those served by the profession.   Joe’s career in law enforcement was a blessed one and his professional experience and education has prepared him to take this bold step filled with promising objectives to serve and protect the citizens.

Please visit Joe’s website at  Follow him on Facebook at “Joe Talley for Sheriff” or follow on Twitter @ Talley4Sheriff.

VOTE: August 14, 2012.  Early voting dates: August 4th-11th

This is a Non-Partisan election and is open to ALL Voters.

Joe Talley for Sheriff, P.O. Box 212518, Royal Palm Beach, FL 33421, 561-383-1880

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Ford Escape, F150 or Bulldozer?

Conflict resolution is not a pleasant experience for most people, in part because we are ill-equip with the proper skills to achieve a relatively satisfying outcome. For many arguing, fighting, and anger are synonymous with conflict. Yet in reality, conflict is nothing more than two forces in opposition with each other – a difference of opinion, opposing ideas, dissimilar feelings. Disagreements can actually lend themselves to a spirited discussion, a chance to learn something new, and a deeper understanding of the other party. However, resolution – the ability to find a mutually agreeable solution – is an art.

Generally people fall into one of several styles of “resolvers”:
The Escapes tend to flee the scene. Uncomfortable with any sort of confrontation, they seek to avoid at all costs. Their behavior is rooted in fear and insecurity. They lack confidence in their ability to handle a potentially tricky situation so the most viable option is a speedy exit.
The Bulldozers are aggressive and hostile. Like their namesake, they plow through everything in their path causing devastation and damage. Ruthless, hurtful, selfish, and self-centered, their only concern is their own well-being. Again rooted in fear, they feel their opponent does not have their best interest at heart so they must fight and intimidate to ensure their own personal interests.
The F150’s are strong and confident. “Built tough”, they exude kindness, strength, determination and respect for all concerned. Their behavior is deeply rooted in fairness and justice for each party. They refrain from blame, are quick to identify the issue and immediately seek a speedy and balanced resolution. Respect dictates their every choice.

Before beginning the process of conflict resolution, keep the following in mind:

1. Remember to attack the problem not the person.
2. Find a commonality to bond and unite both parties. This helps to reassures each person that the other understands them and has their best interest at heart.
3. Approach as allies not adversaries. Show your concern for the other upfront.
4. Choose a neutral location to discuss the issue. If not, one party will have the upper hand which may put the other on the defensive.
5. Know when to stop and take a break. Unless it’s an issue of life or death, nothing must be resolved at that precise moment.

Remember, you can choose to be a part of the problem or the solution. Put your time, energy, and expertise into finding a mutually beneficial solution. Both sides will appreciate your efforts.

For more, read “Built Tough?” @

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In 10 minutes: Today’s featured guest on The Nancy Ferrari Show, where Nancy Ferrari shares what’s right in the world and people who make a difference, is Nadine Lajoie, a “Success Acceleration Trainer”, international keynote speaker, award-winning entrepreneur, #1 best-selling author of “Win The Race of Life” and is also known as the “Champion Motorcycle Racer who Sings like an Angel”. Nadine Lajoie’s energy will transform and guide you with tools and strategies to achieve high performance, ACCELERATE your success and put you on the fast track with actions to realize your dreams with balance and passion…at 180 mph! 12 Noon ET on W4CY Radio brought to you by The Intertainment