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Calling All Young Warriors

November 21, 2007
In today's post-9/11 world, we are fighting a different source of evil. I need young warriors. Can I get a volunteer?

De-Ass Yourself!

October 12, 2007
There will always be those whose personal missions are not to provide support, but domination and personal aggrandizement. They are easily recognized, and their true stripes become the subject of many a windshield conference and informal briefing. They may believe their self-authored press releases, but few others do.

If I Were a Crook

October 1, 2007

If I were a crook these are some of the methods and techniques I would use to victimize the people in your jurisdiction. Believe me, bad guys in your patrol area are doing exactly what I would do if I was a crook.

Lonely, But Not Alone

May 1, 2007

Probably the biggest mistake that leaders make is not properly using the other leadership resources at their disposal. We have a chain of command in law enforcement for a reason.

TREXPO West 2007: Double Duty

May 1, 2007

All you have to do is listen to Lt. Col. Dave Grossman for a few minutes, and you will quickly realize the great love that he has for America and for the men and women who secure the liberty of Americans.

They Think You’re Stupid

December 1, 2006

One of the worst things about American society is that we tend to equate wealth with intelligence. Anybody with half a brain can tell you it’s not true. I mean look at Paris Hilton. Heck, look at any Hilton since Conrad, the man who built the family’s wealth.

In Praise of Condition White

August 1, 2006

Condition White is the internal focus we go into all the time. In Condition White, you are not focused on the outside world. You do NOT want to have this mindset on the street.

Taking a Toll

November 1, 2005

The enormity of what law enforcement officers have been tasked with in the Gulf state areas devastated by this year’s one-two punch of hurricanes can be summed up in one word: overwhelming.

Stay Ready

September 1, 2005

Be prepared for things to go south on every contact you make. You never know when you’ll need to take chase or pull your gun at a moment’s notice.

The Siren's Call

January 1, 2005

Law enforcement works a profound sea-change in the blood of men and women who have worn the badge. It makes them more informed voters, neighbors, co-workers, and friends. It makes them better citizens.

9/11: Port Authority Police Department

September 1, 2002

Thirty-seven. That's how many New York/New Jersey Port Authority Police officers came to work on Sept. 11, 2001, and never went home. More than 2 percent of the agency's complement of 1,400 was killed in the attack, and to add insult to extreme injury, its headquarters were on the 67th floor of 1 World Trade Center.

Your Choices

June 2, 2002

What accounts for the difference between the high producers and the lower ones? Simple. The high producers have made different choices than the others.

Dealing With It

November 1, 2001

Hundreds of our own were murdered on September 11, 2001, along with thousands of citizens we were sworn to protect. Terrorism has struck the nation, particularly emergency response personnel. This nation’s police officers have been damaged by these criminal acts of terror; we have been damaged as a group and as individuals.

What to Do If You Are Taken Hostage

January 1, 2001

In this day and age, hostage incidents have become almost commonplace. Hostage-takers and criminals in general view us as "symbols" of an institution (criminal justice system) or a way of life that they despise.

Police Recruits

August 1, 2000

Should applicants for jobs as police be held to a higher standard of moral character than is expected in other fields of employment? These re­cruits, after all, are just the mirror image of the society they will police. Is this pre­requisite fair, or even realistic?

The Tune-Up

July 1, 2000

 "One hundred dollars for a tune-up?!!!" I shrieked as I read the estimate at the auto mechanic's shop for a tune-up on my aging pickup truck.  Alex, the mechanic-in a way only Alex can reply--laughed and said, "Mitch, you cab pay me little bit now for a simple tune-up, or you can let it go and pay me big bucks later for a complete overhaul."

Police Productivity: A State of Mind, An Approach to the Job

January 1, 2000

 How many times in your career have you uttered the words, "It's dead out," or "There's nothin' goin' on," or any of a million similar phrases that basically say, "I'm bored?"

Police Chaplains: Helping Hands

February 1, 1996

Police Chaplain Phyllis Poe had been offering comfort and coffee last April at the Oklahoma City bomb site when a police officer, covered in dirt, approached her and said desperately, "You've got to pray with me."

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