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The State of American Law Enforcement - The Blue Mosaic
What Skills Do I Really Need to Win a Violent Confrontation?

What Skills Do I Really Need to Win a Violent Confrontation?

What does it take to really survive a violent confrontation? For all the tactical training and mental preparations, just how much does luck enter into the equation? And what can you do to shift the odds in your favor? These are weighty questions for even the most experienced of cops.

November 1, 2007

How to Avoid Burnout

Burnout is a modern American pandemic. Almost anybody who works an office job in this country has, at one time during his or her career, experienced apathy and lethargy while on the clock.

December 1, 2006

How to Select and Train FTOs

How to Select and Train FTOs

Patrol training is the obligatory stepping stone to street work for many a new cop. It is weeks (or months in remedial cases) of short meals, long nights, and court in the morning. And this time spent with a veteran field training officer (FTO) can result in some of the most curious pairings of individuals since Pat Boone married himself to heavy metal. Still, this mentoring process is critical to the development of new officers.

January 1, 2005