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Where are the Helmets?

March 13, 2017

Departments hoping to reach out to "alienated communities" are implementing training designed to: make us feel bad about who we are; encourage us to try to diagnose the "root cause" of a miscreant's bad behavior; and tempt us to hesitate to do our job for fear of prosecution or punishment. This is a recipe for disaster where officer safety is concerned.

Personal Maintenance

February 7, 2017

In the modern world there are many great reminders to help us make sure we do our maintenance chores right on time. I just wish the critical tools in my life had the same reminders.

A New Day

January 4, 2017

Well, it seems the times they are a changin' after all. The bizarre "War on Cops" seems to be diminishing somewhat. America has taken a side, and it is law enforcement's side.

´╗┐The Basics

December 7, 2016

When officers do well it's inevitably because they have kept true to the training they were given.

Are You a Cynic?

October 6, 2016

While the Cynics say "People are stupid" and walk away, the Stoics say, "Some people are stupid and I can't change that; I can only control myself and choose to help them anyway."

You Did What?

September 1, 2016

Officers who make a mistake should report it immediately. Lying to cover up a mistake is a much greater offense.

Give Me an Unlisted Number, Please

August 12, 2016

Any officer who is on social media should know it makes us too easy to find. So here are a few steps to take to protect your identity and your family.

Pass the Blue Crayon, Please

July 6, 2016

All of us have activities that simply make us stronger and better, like working out or fishing or hunting or … coloring! Look, I don't judge (OK, maybe a little). Just find things that you enjoy and help you recover from the stress of your job.

The Age of Unreason

June 9, 2016

We don't control many things in the world except ourselves, and I think the key to happiness is just that: control the things you can (your beliefs, your emotions, your dreams, and your efforts) and let go of the things you can't control (meaning the world.)

The Names

May 4, 2016

It is right and fitting that the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall memorializes a great panel of individuals who have shed their blood, and given up their dreams and futures, for all of us.

Good Old Condition Yellow

April 6, 2016

We do control ourselves, and like all who must go into danger to serve and protect, we should take stock of our assets to counter the greater risks to our safety.

Off Duty, Not Off Guard

March 2, 2016

Even with the limited weapons and carry options I had, I always carried off duty. What about you? Are you ready to defend the ones you love against deadly force when you are off duty?

Dark Days

February 10, 2016

Everyone gets depressed at some point, and whether you are simply recovering from a loss or bad event or suffering from true clinical depression, here are some thoughts on what to do.

Warriors or Guardians?

January 13, 2016

One of the big mistakes of the past is the fantasy that law enforcement causes criminality and that if only we can change the police we can stop poverty, crime, gangs, etc.

Monkey Business

December 2, 2015

Whenever we gathered, we knew someone was getting a "monkey" so just in case it was you, you stayed alert to the issues of the meeting.

Snack Food

November 17, 2015

Years ago, while working at the Law Enforcement Television Network (LETN), I heard an anecdote from one of the producers who had worked on a corn chip commercial earlier in her career. This event helped her put things in perspective in whatever she did for the rest of her life.

Normalcy Bias

August 20, 2015

Officers might find themselves in a mental state called "normalcy bias" which can cause them to woefully underestimate the possible negative impact of a crisis or disaster.

The Crowd

July 2, 2015

He raced to help one of the victims and, as he struggled vainly to save her life, he was stunned by the crowd that gathered around; not to help, but to observe, to…what?

Wearing Armor

June 25, 2015

Next to training and modern medicine, the single most important factor in the increased survivability of today's police officer is this modern version of the chainmail worn into combat for centuries by warriors. Back then no clear-thinking fighter would have been caught dead without his mail under his tunic, so what is our excuse?

Positive Negativism

May 24, 2015

Optimism is a sense of control in your life, the belief that you can control your destiny and your emotions, and that if you continue to strive you can create positive outcomes.

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