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The P-Word

May 14, 2013

Panic has little place in the modern world, and for a crime fighter it can be a killer; action is our mantra, and preparation is our antidote.

Video: Seattle Chief Apologizes for Homeless Parody

April 26, 2013
The Seattle Police Department's new chief apologized for appearing in a 1986 police training video mocking the homeless to address "an ugly piece of our history head on."

Seattle PD's Homeless Parody

April 26, 2013
Seattle PD's Assistant Chief Jim Pugel apologized for appearing in a 1986 police training video mocking homlessness. The parody video, "Under the Viaduct," offers alternative lyrics to "Under the Boardwalk" and shows homeless drinking wine, breaking into cars and being rousted by police. Read the full story here.

Instilling Positive Expectations

April 3, 2013

I have discovered that a trainer has an incredibly powerful role to play in imbuing the trainee with either positive or negative expectations. And our profession demands that we hone skills essential for victory in confrontations.

Video: Texas Cop Tumbles at Traffic Stop

March 19, 2013
A veteran Kilgore (Texas) Police officer has become a viral hit as a result of a dash-cam video that shows him tumbling down a slope during a vehicle stop.

Texas Cop's Tumble

March 19, 2013
A veteran Kilgore (Texas) Police officer has become a viral hit as a result of a dash-cam video that shows him tumbling down a slope during a vehicle stop. The clip is six years old, but was posted to the agency's Facebook page this week. Read the full story here.

You Said What?

March 12, 2013

One of the first things that becomes apparent when I review dash cam footage of incidents is how much vulgarity spurts out of our little brains under stress. It has long been said the last two words on the black box recorder from crashed aircraft are "Oh shit!"

Myths Die Hard

February 8, 2013

One of the things that never fails to amaze me is how often some precious belief I have turns out to just be a myth. Well, myth is a tough word because some of the meanings of "myth" are important, like: A legend or story that explains or demonstrates a virtue or message.

Code Three Syndrome

December 18, 2012

Code three is lights and siren, and man is it fun. You are lord of the road, racing here and there to accidents, crimes in progress, officer needs assistance, and whatever crisis needs a uniformed hero ASAP.

Tampa PD To Public: Call Me Maybe

November 2, 2012
The Tampa Police Department provides their lip-sync version of the Carly Rae Jepsen hit to tell their community to call with crime tips and information.

Man Pays $137 Traffic Ticket with Origami Pigs In Donut Boxes

September 15, 2012
A man paid a $137 traffic ticket with 137 pig-shaped origami bills in Dunkin' Donut boxes that frustrated and amused the clerk and officers at the police station.

Are You Dealing With A Super Genius?

August 24, 2012
An ABA Journal story recalled the rewards that can come from perusing others' scribblings. About the only thing these mental mavericks lack is a prognostication on how long a sentence they'll get for the sentences they write.

The Dose Makes the Poison

August 22, 2012

When you're a young officer, moderation seems likely to leave you missing more than a few good times. I think back to the "choir practices" I participated in as a young Tucson cop only to awaken in the afternoon looking for the train that hit me.

Realistic Optimism

July 10, 2012

Real optimism isn't just expecting good things to happen; it is how you internally explain to yourself the bad things that happen and what you do about them. Everyone is going to suffer bad events.

Take Time to Play

June 8, 2012

In his book, "Play," Stuart Brown, M.D., explains how play doesn't just reduce our stress and open our minds, it also exercises and grows our brains. Yep, to grow some brain, play a game.

Trapped on an Escalator

May 8, 2012

Your "locus of control" is your sense of controlling your own future, your own happiness, your own life. Too often people blame the commander, the sergeant, the department, a boyfriend, a girlfriend, a husband, a wife, or a partner, maybe even all eight of them for their unhappiness or unfilled dreams.

Dancing Filipino Traffic Cop

April 5, 2012
A Filipino traffic cop struts his stuff in Cubao, Quezon City, with Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" as his soundtrack.

Drunk Serenades Cop with 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

March 30, 2012
Canadian Robert Wilkinson, 29, belts out an a cappella version of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" from the back seat of a police cruiser while intoxicated.

The Checklist

March 12, 2012

I was recently reading how more and more professions are turning to checklists to improve safety. I have been advocating just this kind of practice for law enforcement for decades.

Beer Run

January 26, 2012
"Caught on police dash cam. One lawnmower, 10 shopping carts, 100-foot extension cord, lots of beer, and one mad beer drinking redneck yelling, 'God Dang it I know my rights.'" Note: This video is likely a spoof.
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