The names of 394 officers who died in the line of duty were added this year to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in our Nation's Capital—362 are those who died during 2020. Meanwhile, law enforcement officers are dying in the line of duty at a rate of nearly one per day in 2021. Where is the outrage?
May 14, 2021
So many things would have changed last year if a well-trained and honorable police officer had been on scene to arrest George Floyd.
May 7, 2021
Many officers die young from preventable disease. The steps you take to preserve your health now will prevent you from joining their ranks.
April 29, 2021
"If I'm not going to shoot the assailant who poses a threat of death or great bodily harm, where am I going to shoot that could be considered a 'safe direction?'"
April 28, 2021
Earlier this week, I was honored to be among a small handful of people to be selected to be one of the speakers at the Emerson Hour at ILEETA 2021.
March 26, 2021
The Addison (IL) Police Department is now using smart phones to give officers information on subjects on the autistic spectrum, subjects with dementia, and others who have special needs.
March 17, 2021
Attacking police has become normalized for millions of Americans, whether they participate in the attacks or cheer at their televisions as if their favorite team was on the verge of winning the Super Bowl.
March 2, 2021
Fundamentally, resilience training is about "self care" and "buddy care" and is fortunately being de-stigmatized across American law enforcement.
February 19, 2021
There are—contrary to common belief among the public and the press and the politicians—substantial successes in multi-disciplinary, multi-jurisdictional response to terrible events. But Improvements can still be made.
February 17, 2021
Law enforcement agencies—local, state, and federal—are preparing for the possibility of mayhem in the streets of Tampa and Kansas City following the final whistle of Super Bowl LV this Sunday evening. Here are some thoughts on keeping everyone safe in the event of a sports riot.
February 3, 2021
Implementing a successful body-worn camera program is a lot more complex than choosing your preferred vendor and slapping those cameras on the uniforms of your officers.
January 27, 2021
These are tried-and-true and often repeated by police commanders in squad rooms across the nation, and for good reason…. They resonate and inspire greatness.
January 20, 2021
DC is essentially a fortress full of troops this week, so it seems pretty certain that there will not be a repeat of the mayhem of Jan. 6 during the inauguration. But in other cities, security is going to be your job.
January 18, 2021
Local and federal authorities were warned that people gathering for the rally led by President Donald J. Trump might go sideways and get unruly—yet they were woefully unprepared for what unfolded.
January 13, 2021
Looking one more time at the highs and lows of the year that was… 2020 and seeing perhaps more clearly today than on those days that comprised the year.
December 31, 2020