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Learn to Love Chaos

Learn to Love Chaos

If you can't make order out of chaos, then you shouldn't be a supervisor.

August 7, 2017

Preparedness, Not Paranoia

Preparedness, Not Paranoia

We must be prepared to deal with danger but not feed into our emotions. Fear makes us irrational. Police officers cannot afford to be irrational.

June 10, 2017

Curiosity and Urgency

Curiosity and Urgency

If you are to be taken seriously as a law enforcement officer, you must develop both your sense of curiosity and your sense of urgency.

September 2, 2016

Your Leadership Roles

Your Leadership Roles

You're kidding yourself if you think that you will ever have a fully trained and motivated command. You are a trainer, a coach, and if you care about the future, a mentor. In reality, each has its own role, specific purpose, and desired outcome.

November 17, 2015

Bomb Threat at a Middle School

Bomb Threat at a Middle School

It's 13:30 on a Tuesday and dispatch advises you that someone called the local middle school saying he planted a bomb and it is set to go off at 14:30, just as school lets out. The school is waiting for law enforcement's response. 

August 21, 2015

Don't Become a Statistic

Don't Become a Statistic

Can we ever stop law enforcement officers from being killed? I don't think so, but we don't have to make it any easier for it to happen either. There are things we should be doing that are well within our reach, but we don't.

January 15, 2014

Maximizing Striking Power

Maximizing Striking Power

Law enforcement combatives are about obtaining control, and knowing how to strike properly is a big part of that. This concept is brought home every time we see an ineffective officer struggling for control in a YouTube video or in a story on the local nightly news.

December 23, 2013

Movement to Contact

Movement to Contact

For us, the purpose of MTC is stop the threat, deny the suspect movement, deny an advantageous tactical position, or collect information to be used in critical next-step decision-making.

November 14, 2013

How to Approach Traffic Stops

How to Approach Traffic Stops

Experience teaches that there is nothing routine about what we do once we hit the streets. Traffic stops are no exception. A traffic stop generally has two threat levels; you are either at risk or at high risk.

November 26, 2012

Oral Board Preparation

Oral Board Preparation

Dealing with oral boards is a fact of life. One of your main objectives is finding a way to distinguish yourself from the other candidates. Like everything else in law enforcement, preparation is the key to your success.

July 10, 2012

Training Terminology

Training Terminology

To promote the right mindset, we should use words like pre-attack indicators, offensive strategies, and response to aggressive and violent resistance. That's closer to what we really do.

January 27, 2011

Developing Training Acronyms

Developing Training Acronyms

One of the best ways to train law enforcement officers in a classroom setting is to chunk up material into quickly memorized bites. You can also maximize the effectiveness of training by using a variety of memory aids.

September 8, 2010

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