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Tag: In My Sights
Dave Smith: Unicorns and Super Predators
The 1990's Crime Bill had major impact on public safety, now we need to go back to locking up career criminals again.
March 16, 2023
Dave Smith: No Lessons Learned
In the 1980s and 1990s crime was out of control in this country and our leaders did something about it. Now they have abandoned that mission and crime has come back.
January 3, 2023
Dave Smith: Deny the Lies
The untruths that have been spread about law enforcement share some of the characteristics of totalitarian propaganda.
December 2, 2022
Dave Smith: The Blindfold Cockpit Test
Take a hint from our pilot friends. In an emergency, you need to be able to access all of your equipment without looking.
August 31, 2022
So You Want to be a Trainer?
Turning your police experience into instruction for other officers requires you to learn how to teach.
August 9, 2022
Dave Smith: When the Smoke Clears
It’s critical that everyone in your agency knows what to do after an officer-involved shooting.
July 6, 2022
Dave Smith: Rioting for Fun and Profit
With the summer heat, we may see pro-choice demonstrations that are mostly peaceful until nightfall.
June 15, 2022
Dave Smith: The Gangs of Everywhere
Gangs are America’s primary criminal problem and few of our leaders want to address it.
May 26, 2022
Dave Smith: The Roaring Twenties
Looking back a century ago, we can see that America has always faced great challenges. And law enforcement officers have always played a role in helping us meet those challenges.
April 5, 2022
Dave Smith: Reinforcing Your Training
Most officers know proper tactics and techniques, but time, routine, and the failure of supervisors to “coach” can lead to dangerous habits.
February 2, 2022
Dave Smith: Science, Skepticism, COVID and You
Every American should have the choice to be vaccinated or not, instead of being forced to take the jab or lose their job.
December 8, 2021
Dave Smith: Redefining Awareness
We need to expand our understanding of awareness to include ourselves, our mindset, our breathing, and our anxiety.
November 13, 2021
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