Despite the challenges FTOs face today, Dan Greene—Executive Director of the National Association of Field Training Officers (NAFTO)—remains optimistic about where the profession is going, and how well FTOs are adjusting to the ever-changing landscape.
May 23, 2022
ISLAND—Inclusion, Safety, Laughs, Accountability, Nourishment, and Direction—is a way to train and treat all public safety employees (and the community they serve) as a group of people who are influencing each other without much outside influence.
April 11, 2022
Police leaders would do well to seek outside assistance from animal experts to help patrol officers be prepared for what is a nearly certain eventuality—dealing with an animal in need of immediate rescue or humane euthanasia.
April 1, 2022
As horrendous as the effects of de-policing have been—in many places a society looking a lot like a combination of Mad Max and The Purge—those effects may eventually be outweighed in the long run by an increased emphasis on training the next generation of police leaders.
March 28, 2022
There are countless options for aspiring law enforcement leaders to learn the basic—but crucial—skill of simply listening to the people who fall under their leadership.
March 18, 2022
Terms such as auditory exclusion, inattentional blindness, tunnel vision, tachypsychia are often used during testimony in police use-of-force cases, but can potentially be misused, misconstrued, misunderstood, or all of the above.
March 14, 2022
There was no report of severe weather in the area and the Emergency Alert System is functioning correctly. KPD apologizes for any inconvenience caused by the alarm.
January 7, 2022
Police departments across the country are vexed by shortages of myriad needed supplies form ammunition to apparel, computers to cameras to cars.
December 17, 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
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
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
What good is all the training and equipment we have for protecting our peoples' physical health and safety if we don't make available every possible resource to protect their mental health as well?
January 7, 2020
I try really hard to have a positive outlook. However, by all accounts, the year 2019 was an especially brutal one for law enforcement in America, so this year's final column is going to be unapologetically reflective of this undeniable fact.
December 27, 2019
Investments in Explorer programs, Police Athletic Leagues, Teen Cadet Academies, summer internship programs, and other initiatives that benefit kids can pay untold dividends down the road.
September 27, 2019
Let's contemplate the words of some of the people who helped shape this great country.
July 4, 2019