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Preparing for the Prospect of a "Suicide by Cop" Incident
Taking The Power Seat

Taking The Power Seat

The tragic killings of two Las Vegas officers having lunch at a pizza place on Sunday morning brought me chills. It was reality check time for me. I realized that any officer is vulnerable to attack, at any time, at any place, doing any part of his or her job. Even on a "break," we know there are no breaks, no down time when we're on duty, in uniform.

June 9, 2014

Get a Mental Oil Change

Get a Mental Oil Change

In your law enforcement career, there will be times when your stress level causes too much friction or locks up your forward motion. More and more officers are becoming victims of a level of stress that, if not attended to, could turn them into the psychologically walking wounded.

June 4, 2013

The Officer Survival Creed

The Officer Survival Creed

"The will to survive, to survive the attack, must be uppermost in my mind. Therefore, preparation and not paranoia is the key to my survival. To survive I must be aware, be alert, be confident, be deceptive, be decisive, and be ready. I must expect the unexpected and do the unexpected."

March 20, 2013

Learn Your Weak Skill, Then Fix It

Learn Your Weak Skill, Then Fix It

I live by one theory—the thing that you fear the most is always lurking around the corner. Train smart, train hard and turn your weakness to strength.

March 11, 2013

Teaching the Police Ethos

Teaching the Police Ethos

Law enforcement is an inherently noble profession. Rather than conducting "ethics training" that implies a potential individual predisposition to unethical conduct, training should focus on reaffirming officer character.

October 30, 2012

I Can't Stand My FTO!

The role of the Field Training Officer (FTO) is more or less defined as that of a one-on-one supervisor and trainer. They're the direct connection between graduates of the academy and self-actuated functioning police officers. The FTO has a defined mission to be the trainer, evaluator, supervisor, confessor, and many other roles.

June 6, 2012

The Good Old Days

Let's not relive the past. Listen to the recruits' questions and help them. I can recall several questions that were fired at me from the old dinosaurs of my youth. Let's go over a few.

May 16, 2012

Self Study Gives You the Edge

Self Study Gives You the Edge

It never hurts to drop a few bucks and work on your pistol craft. This goes for hitting the gym or doing some roadwork. So don't tell me you can't burn some midnight oil and sharpen your most potent weapon of all—your mind.

January 4, 2012

Practical Tactical Thinking

As you gain more experience, you'll gain a patrol sixth sense that's not available on the internet with shipping and handling added. It's something that develops, and those who have it never quit developing it.

November 9, 2011

Thinking Like a Cop

One of the biggest transitions a recruit must make is to start thinking like a cop, rather than Joe Average Guy on the street. I'm not talking about speaking in police tongues such as 10 codes, jargon and criminal codes.

June 20, 2011

Self Talk Statements for Officers

Self Talk Statements for Officers

This post continues with the theme of self talk by looking at creating powerful self-talk statements you can use to enhance your self image and change some of the limiting beliefs in your subconscious.

February 23, 2011

Self Talk: Taking Charge of Your Internal Dialogue

If you're like most people, you likely discovered that some of those conversations were very positive and upbeat, while others were very negative. The positive, upbeat conversations are reflective of those areas of our life where you have a positive self image.

January 28, 2011

Self Talk: Auditing Your Internal Dialogue

Self Talk: Auditing Your Internal Dialogue

As my friend Bob Brenner says, "The most important conversations you will ever have are with yourself, about yourself, in the privacy of your own mind."

December 17, 2010

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