In aviation, an accident chain usually ends with one or more people dead in a twisted mass of burning metal, investigators conducting a lengthy and expensive inquiry, and mourners lashing out at those responsible for a series of fatal mistakes... Sound familiar?
August 7, 2020
Amid the "social distancing" orders issued by various state governors and local authorities, police officer funerals have changed dramatically.
May 22, 2020
Accept the fact that a suicide-by-cop incident could happen to you on any call on every shift you work.
May 1, 2020
There are countless acts of kindness being performed by officers across the country who are going well above and beyond their call of duty to assist people who are in need.
April 24, 2020
This is going to get worse—far, far worse—before it's going to get better, but contrary to what many in the mainstream media would have you believe, the world is not ending. We are going to get through this—the question is, "When?"
April 10, 2020
Hundreds of police officers have been exposed to the disease, with nearly 200 reported cases in Washington state alone. Here are some thoughts on how police officers can keep safe amid this current pandemic crisis.
March 27, 2020
An increasing number of officers—at least two dozen in Washington, another two dozen in California, and several more in other states—have been ordered into quarantine.
March 20, 2020
Here are a few thoughts I've collected over the years of knowing a great many retired officers who are incredibly happy and successful after they've shelved the uniform, returned to civilian ranks, and done amazing things as "regular people" after leaving active-duty.
March 13, 2020
The Coronavirus is presently not a substantial threat to American law enforcement but its emergence into the national narrative provides an opportunity to remember that other threats pose a significant danger, and to recall that some simple steps can prevent succumbing to infectious disease.
March 6, 2020
Cops have a truly unique opportunity to be the lighthouse that guides little ships—our children—giving them immediate safety, guiding them to future security, and finding them safe harbor.
February 28, 2020
Bail reform in its current form is not a sustainable solution, just as the previous system was bound to collapse under its own weight.
February 21, 2020
The debate on "militarization" of American law enforcement has deep history. However, the discussion should now turn to the future of public safety in the United States.
February 14, 2020
Here are some thoughts on best practices for agencies and individual officers as the use of social media becomes more prevalent in policing.
February 7, 2020
There are myriad other examples of politically motivated civil unrest throughout American history—from the Whiskey Rebellion in the 18th Century, to the Pottawatomie Massacre in the 19th Century, to the mayhem surrounding the 1968 Democratic National Convention in the 20th Century.
January 31, 2020
There were far too many products on display at the Sands Convention Center and Expo in Las Vegas to adequately capture it all, but as I zoom along at 300 miles per hour about 34,000 feet above sea level en route home, here are some of the things that immediately spring to mind as having a lasting impression on me.
January 24, 2020