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How Boomers and Gen Y Can Bridge the Tech Gap

September 18, 2013
Technology is catching up with the demands of the profession, and the Gen Yers are very adept at using that technology. With baby boomers at the helm of most law enforcement agencies, the technology isn't being used to its full potential.

Passive Resister Response

August 28, 2013

If someone is a true passive resister, you simply need to do for the arrestee what he or will not do himself. If he stands, but refuses to put his hands behind his back, you and your partner do this for him, place him in handcuffs, and escort him to the squad car.

Video: Ind. Officer Cleared In Firefighter Stop

August 26, 2013
An Evansville (Ind.) Police officer who drew his TASER on an off-duty firefighter followed agency procedures in detaining the man during a stop that escalated into a verbal argument.

Video: Pa. Speeder Berates Officers at T-Stop

July 1, 2013
A Chester County, Pa., man berated several Upper Uwchlan Police officers and threatened to confront them out of uniform during a profanity-laced tirade captured on video by onlookers.

Video: Neb. Cop Yells Profanities at Citizen

June 26, 2013
The officer repeatedly tells Bell to stop following him to crime scenes and Bell responds that he doesn't have to answer any questions without a lawyer present. The officer then tells Bell he may be arrested for obstruction of justice.

Arresting Active Resisters

June 26, 2013

You have to make split-second decisions when it comes to use of force while effecting an arrest. Training in strategy and tactics, control and verbal techniques, and proper use of force are essential for you to make proper decisions.

Why You Should Talk to the Bad Guys

April 19, 2013
There is something discomforting in hearing a convicted cop killer say, "He got careless, so I wasted him." But how often can a mere six words leave such an indelible imprint on our mind and help get us through our shifts?

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!"

10 Actions for Responding to a Veteran in Crisis

January 24, 2013

Tens of thousands of combat-weary warriors are now being discharged out of the military, often without a game plan as to what they will do next. Many of them entered the military right out of high school, so being a warrior is the only job they've ever had.

Verbal De-Escalation

January 11, 2013
As the details about Thursday's Taft Union High School Shooting are coming to light, we're learning that two brave school staff members were able to distract the shooter long enough so that the rest of the students in the class could escape the room unharmed.

Cooling Your Marks

November 5, 2012
Most academies and departments embrace a form of "tactical talking" such as verbal judo, MOAB, or some other fashion of police/citizen verbal intercourse. It doesn't matter which system you use; they all give you years of experience in a compressed amount of time.

This Blog Is Almost Rated G

July 11, 2012
I am not going all "born again" or going "p.c." on ya. I am just pledging to try and be a little more discriminating in how I communicate my thoughts from now on. Ideally I would like to communicate my thoughts without offending you any more than necessary.

5 Ways to Prevent Crimes Against Churches

April 9, 2012

If you as a police officer can convince the staffs of local churches that security measures are needed, and then help to implement them, you can make it that much more difficult for criminals to take advantage of these establishments.

Whatever Happened to Verbal Judo?

March 2, 2012
Today's up-and-coming cops have mastered texting, sexting, e-mailing, and Facebook but are less accomplished when it comes to face-to-face interfacing. That’s the art of conversation—and therefore the ability to verbally de-escalate situations—is dying out.

Feds To Train Police On Dealing with Combat Vets

January 26, 2012
The Justice Department is rolling out a national program for law enforcement agencies that would provide training to officers, including SWAT operators, on de-escalating armed confrontations with military veterans.

Loose Lips Sink Ships

September 22, 2011

It's always best to say as little as possible when interacting with citizens. Any sensitive information you provide could come back to bite you—and everyone else involved in the case. Here are some reminders of other wrongheaded ideas that could lead you to say or do something you shouldn't and royally muck up a case.

Communication Breakdowns

August 24, 2011

Within your first year, however, your experiences tell you that things are not exactly like what your academy instructors said they would be. During your first few days at your agency, you hear words like family to describe your new workplace. And yet somehow, the word dysfunctional is omitted.

Setting Interpersonal Boundaries

June 27, 2011

Some days it seems there's always some schmuck hell-bent on ruining my day. There have been times when I was really good at not letting the person get to me, and then there were other times when I wasn't and just added to the drama. In reality it is my reaction to the situation that has either helped or made it worse.

Thinking Like a Cop

June 20, 2011
One of the biggest transitions a recruit must make is to start thinking like a cop, rather than Joe Average Guy on the street. I'm not talking about speaking in police tongues such as 10 codes, jargon and criminal codes.

Interpersonal Communication Training

June 16, 2011
Interpersonal communication is a physical skill and must be trained like any other skill. This means running drills and scenarios that are dedicated to improving an officer's ability to persuade and gain voluntary compliance.
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