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Your Subconscious Mind

August 24, 2010
In order for law enforcement professionals to effectively use the skills, tactics and equipment provided to them, they must first prepare and condition their minds.

Know Your Limitations

August 23, 2010
One of my former defensive tactics instructors taught me a valuable lesson about sizing up an opponent. He asked me if I had ever seen a Japanese tea cup and what is different about it?

Bringing Sunshine To Dark Souls

August 18, 2010
Even though it's painful to go to a scene where personal tragedy from our past is brought front and center, it's actually what makes being an officer, especially a female officer, so worthwhile.

The Bureaucratic Touch

August 10, 2010

We put high sensation-seeking folks like you in a highly structured bureaucracy and are shocked when it stresses the heck out of you.

Problem Solving

August 9, 2010

Though there are many decision-making formats, there is one common component that is more important than any other: defining the problem you are trying to solve. One of the key ways to do so is by framing.

If I Knew Then: Life Lessons From Cops

June 30, 2010

Experienced officers share their life lessons for a successful law enforcement career in "If I Knew Then: Life Lessons From Cops on the Street." In the book, which is edited by Brian Willis, 30 writers contribute 37 essays. "If I Knew Then" is available exclusively at Willis' website. Also, read a review of the book by Recruit blogger Chief William Harvey.

BOOK REVIEW, If I Knew Then: Life Lessons From Cops on the Street

June 24, 2010
This book differs from similar collective works in the sheer passion of the writers. For once, they are allowed to write from their inner warrior's soul. You will sense a certain energy from the contributors that you do not normally sense in this genre of writing.

Dating Difficulties

June 2, 2010
When I became an officer, dating wasn't fun at all. It felt like men were looking for a challenge.

Tough Outer Shell, Soft Center

May 28, 2010
If you ever attend a police funeral, you will see the two cops that you know are roughest and maybe even jaded, hug each other. Don't let this shock you.

10 Rookie Errors To Avoid

May 18, 2010

Unfortunately, many officers fail to meet the required standards and may find their on-the-job training program to be an insurmountable hurdle. Consequently, many officers are terminated or quit while involved in this process.

Start Financial Survival Now

May 11, 2010
In my decades of police work I have seen far too many coppers get in over their heads by living large and not preparing for a rainy day. I don't care what you call your savings, just have some.

Suicide by Cop

April 30, 2010

When a person jumps to his death, we don't persecute the sidewalk, but time and again, society will blame the cop.

Deadly Routine

April 22, 2010

Routine doesn't just make us comfortable, it actually "detrains" us, robs us of our edge, and can even steal our lives.

Washington Officer's Mother Inspired Her Approach to Police Work

February 11, 2010
The inspiration for Stephanie Druktenis to become a police officer came from her mother, a corrections officer, who taught her the importance of respecting others.

Bad Behavior and Attitudes

February 1, 2010
There are no free passes on the streets. Therefore study, work, and sweat here to avoid getting hurt out in the real world.

Your 'Officer' Persona Puts You In Charge

January 26, 2010
Once I put my uniform on, I am out to take care of business. I carry myself in a manner that says, "Don't mess with me. I am in charge. I am here to help."

How You Can Become a Better Cop Right Now

November 12, 2009

Becoming a better cop may not ensure formal recognition such as a promotion, but it'll virtually guarantee it informally. It'll simultaneously help you to do your job faster and increase your prospects to work elsewhere.

Taking Care of Our Best

November 3, 2009
No one knows when it happened, or why, but somewhere along the line - a traffic stop? A radio call? - he cut a corner.

Secure and Insecure Cops

April 10, 2009
Few things are more rewarding in one’s career than the opportunity to work among the quietly self-assured. Few things are more depressing than having to work around the desperately insecure.

Extra Sensory Policing

December 12, 2008
Call it a hunch, precognition, ESP, or intuition, most cops have experienced it: That feeling that something isn’t right. That sensation that something bad is going to happen. For some, the impression proves prophetic.
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