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Responding vs. Reacting

Responding vs. Reacting

Reacting is guided primarily by emotion and responding is influenced by logic. In this context, it's not hard to see which one of the two is more beneficial to law enforcement officers.

October 7, 2014

Community Involvement

Community Involvement

There is an old saying that says in order to receive, you must first give. Giving back to the community is critical if you want its help. The key to getting the community to help you revolves around your getting involved with the community.

June 20, 2013

15 Things to Make Your Life Easier on Patrol

15 Things to Make Your Life Easier on Patrol

I have created a list of items that I've found useful over the years. I recommend you use it to start or perhaps update your own list. Then make sure you carry everything you've decided you need in your squad.

May 29, 2013

Decision-Making Traps

Decision-Making Traps

Law enforcement is filled with decision-making. You need to go deeper in your understanding of this near art form. To improve your own skills, you need to learn about decision-making traps and how to use this knowledge to your advantage.

June 12, 2012

Helicopter Training In Law Enforcement

Helicopter Training In Law Enforcement

How we train is how we fight—or more broadly, how we perform under pressure. This also applies to helicopter pilots; how they train versus how they are expected to fly.

April 3, 2012

Communication Breakdowns

Communication Breakdowns

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.

August 24, 2011

Setting Interpersonal Boundaries

Setting Interpersonal Boundaries

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.

June 27, 2011

Major Special Events Planning

Major Special Events Planning

Once the event starts, anything can happen. In other words, don't fight Murphy's Law but instead, embrace it as your credo; anything that can go wrong, will. The best time to handle a problem is before it ever starts, so incorporating contingency planning is critical to a successful event.

April 25, 2011