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Real Change

Real Change

Obtaining tacit knowledge is considered our most important and powerful learning activity, but too often the folks with the tacit knowledge are left out of the decision-making process, in favor of the most institutionally educated folks; the ones with explicit knowledge only.

July 10, 2017

Military Vets Joining Law Enforcement

Military Vets Joining Law Enforcement

Men and women leaving active-duty military jobs would seem to be a perfect fit for police careers. But there are many obstacles in their way and hurdles they must overcome before pinning on their badges and joining the thin blue line.

January 30, 2014

Ill. Chief Resigns After Claiming Fake SEAL Mission

Waukegan (Ill.) Police Chief Robert Kerkorian resigned as top cop Monday after acknowledging he made false claims about his military career, including claiming he came under fire during a SEAL mission in the 1980s.

July 2, 2013

Feds Sue Idaho Sheriff for Firing Wounded Vet

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against the Jerome County (Idaho) Sheriff's Office for violating the employment rights of an Iraq War veteran.

January 7, 2013

NYPD Honors Female Police Leaders for Women's History Month

NYPD Honors Female Police Leaders for Women's History Month

The NYPD now counts nearly 6,000 female officers among its ranks, a sharp rise from the 700 in the early 1970s. Of the current group, there are more than 600 detectives, 750 sergeants, 170 lieutenants, and approximately 50 with the rank of captain and above.

March 26, 2012

2012 COPS Grants Benefit Military Veterans

The DOJ's Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) office will provide $111 million to law enforcement agencies later this year to hire or retain officers or deputies. Agencies requesting new-hire positions must hire military veterans.

March 9, 2012

Video: ACLU and NAACP Want Fed Probe of Vegas OIS

Video: ACLU and NAACP Want Fed Probe of Vegas OIS

The NAACP in Las Vegas and the ACLU of Nevada want seperate investigations into the shooting of an unarmed Gulf War veteran who had rammed patrol cars at an apartment complex.

December 15, 2011

DHS Technologies' Antimicrobial Shelter Fabric Enables In-Field Medical Procedures

Arizona Man Shot by Officer Struggled with PTSD

Glendale Police Sgt. April Arredondo, a 14-year veteran of the department, fatally shot Jeremiah Wilson Pulaski, 24, on Saturday. Pulaski had opened fire, while Sgt. Arredondo was parked with a 52-year-old civilian volunteer riding along.

March 28, 2011

The Peter Principle

The Peter Principle

It's critical that only the best warriors get promoted up the ranks in law enforcement. Wearing sergeant's stripes or lieutenant's bars on your uniform has to be about more than just time served or passing a test.

February 12, 2010

The "Moto" and How to Get It

A recent e-mail from a reader asked me how a leader brings out the highest levels of motivation from police officers. It seems like a great topic to write about.

January 1, 2007

Leadership and Laughter

"Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it, and then move on." — Bob Newhart

December 1, 2005

Walking the Line

As a supervisor, get to know your people, support them and provide the guidance to ensure they are making the right decisions. When you are successful, anonymity is often your reward, while failure brings the press scandal that brings down careers and departments.

June 1, 2004

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