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Dave Smith: What Would Sherlock Do?

Dave Smith: What Would Sherlock Do?

One of the most important things an officer needs to learn how to do is relax. And I recommend reading as great entertainment and relaxation.

November 13, 2019

Dave Smith: At the End of the Day

Dave Smith: At the End of the Day

Put in the hard work to establish a healthy relationship with your loved ones at home, and you'll all reap the benefits.

March 5, 2019

Equilibrium

Equilibrium

It is tough to have effective training when the troops are not receptive to the message.

December 10, 2018

Estate Planning: What Will You Do?

Estate Planning: What Will You Do?

You have a "go-bag" for the rare active shooter and even visualize racing down a school hallway to put a stop to such evil. But do you have a "doomsday file" for your friends and loved ones should something happen to you?

November 21, 2014

Hunting for Shooting Mastery

Hunting for Shooting Mastery

Some trainers say it takes 5,000 reps or five years to master a weapon or a skill, but that doesn't match the research. The research says we don't know how many reps or how long it will take YOU to master a skill.

November 13, 2012

The Dose Makes the Poison

The Dose Makes the Poison

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.

August 22, 2012

The Hole

The Hole

Over the years I have had so many "if only" moments; most of them have been about debt and its related stresses. When I was developing officer safety programs at the academy, I was stunned to find the number one cause of divorce among law enforcement officers was not dispatchers, but financial stress.

May 4, 2011

Missing the Mark

Missing the Mark

If you are always on a range with yardage marked and you're standing in a perfect stance out in the open, stop it!

November 1, 2008