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Preparedness, Not Paranoia

June 10, 2017

We must be prepared to deal with danger but not feed into our emotions. Fear makes us irrational. Police officers cannot afford to be irrational.

How To Work With Aviation Units

June 10, 2017

There is no substitute for some type of aircraft in the air to support your operations. It's imperative that the coordination between ground units and flight crews be seamless and problem free. But this is easier said than done.

How To Respond to an Emotionally Disturbed Person

May 12, 2017

Today's law enforcement officer is forced to act as a mental health worker in a system that is obviously broken. We as law enforcement officers need to take this topic very seriously.

Establishing Priorities

May 11, 2017

If we don't set priorities, we tend to follow the path of least resistance, avoiding the big and difficult jobs and thereby leading to delay or failure.

Your Role as a Supervisor

April 10, 2017

Just doing your job is not enough. You have to fulfill your role as a supervisor, which encompasses much more.

How To Conduct Patrol-Level Interviews

April 7, 2017

I have assembled some useful information specifically tailored for the patrol officer conducting interviews and interrogations during the initial investigation.

Developing Managerial Effectiveness

March 13, 2017

Managerial effectiveness includes skills such as time management, strategic thinking, and decision-making. The challenge for any supervisor is to develop relevant skills in order to be more effective.

How to Investigate Lost Children

March 10, 2017

There are basically five ways children go missing: abduction by a parent, kidnapping and ransom, runaway children, predator abduction, or unexplained disappearance. Until you figure out what you have, each investigation starts off with the premise that the child has gone missing by wandering off somewhere. This article will cover common aspects of a lost child in order to help an officer with the initial investigation.

How to Investigate a Burglary

February 9, 2017

My friend used investigating burglaries as his template for training new detectives. Since his clearance rate was always above the national average, his training model likely has merit. With that in mind, here are some points to remember.

Self-Discipline

February 7, 2017

Not too long ago, I was asked to identify the one leadership characteristic that rises above all others as the most important. Though I was intrigued by the question and was prepared to give it a great deal of thought, I came up with an answer almost immediately. It was a trait instilled in me while serving in the military: self-discipline.

How to...Respond Instead of React

January 17, 2017

One of the best strategies we can employ is to maintain our professional standards by calmly responding to highly charged situations instead of reacting to them.

No One Cares?

January 6, 2017

People who care make things happen. People who don't care just complain.

Reverse Mentoring

December 8, 2016

Don't be afraid to learn something from the very person you are teaching.

Maintaining Focus

November 8, 2016

Focus is all about concentrating on what's important, being in the present, and not letting anything distract you. Of course, that's a lot easier said than done.

How To…Understand Your Role as an Initial Investigator

November 8, 2016

Conducting an investigation involves knowing your first responder responsibilities and knowing what the follow-up investigator (detective) will be looking for.

How to Deal with Witnesses

October 10, 2016

The success or failure of your investigation will depend on how you deal with witness information.

Don't Be an Idea Person

October 6, 2016

It's been said that ideas are a dime a dozen but the people who implement them are priceless. As a supervisor, you get to decide whether you're worth more than a dime.

Curiosity and Urgency

September 2, 2016

If you are to be taken seriously as a law enforcement officer, you must develop both your sense of curiosity and your sense of urgency.

How to Preserve a Crime Scene

September 1, 2016

It's hard to get a conviction without evidence, so preserve as much of the crime scene as possible.

12 Keys to a Successful Career

August 12, 2016

There's a lot you can learn from veteran and retired officers who have worn the badge before you, including how to thrive and prosper in the law enforcement profession.

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