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From 'watchmen' to proactive patrol: History of the US Park Police - 07/03/2015
From 'watchmen' to proactive patrol: History of the US Park Police

The United States Park Police — one of the nation’s oldest and most historic agencies — is an easily overlooked law enforcement agency with roots dating back to our first president.

 
4 questions (and answers) about failed off-duty relationships - 07/02/2015
4 questions (and answers) about failed off-duty relationships

The biggest cause and predictor for divorce are the words people use — hateful, contemptuous words can never be taken back and they are usually remembered.

 
Warriors vs. Guardians: A seismic shift in policing or just semantics? - 07/02/2015
Warriors vs. Guardians: A seismic shift in policing or just semantics?

What started as a narrow concept of warrior mindset during deadly confrontations has expanded and mutated into a prevailing culture governing many, if not most, police-citizen contacts — is it ...

 
RISE Honorees: How a Mass. PD is winning the opiate overdose battle - 06/30/2015
RISE Honorees: How a Mass. PD is winning the opiate overdose battle

After his city suffered 47 overdose deaths in an 18-month period, Lt. Patrick Glynn began to think seriously about the role of cops in treating OD victims.

 
How 'Wild Bill' Hickok became a police legend - 06/30/2015
How 'Wild Bill' Hickok became a police legend

When “Wild Bill” left law enforcement, he exhibited symptoms of what was referred to in those days as “Warrior’s Heart” — now called PTSD.

 
5 ways cops can better connect with their children - 06/26/2015
5 ways cops can better connect with their children

A great way to reduce the stress out on patrol that gets generated at home is to have a happy home that you leave and return to in the first place.

 
2 tests to determine if your training is tactical or tacti-cool - 06/26/2015
2 tests to determine if your training is tactical or tacti-cool

We must apply NUM and the Three S Test to everything we do — instilling functional skills early and quickly by focusing on the simple basics.

 
Don’t blame the gun: Why the argument against striker-fired guns is flawed - 06/23/2015
Don’t blame the gun: Why the argument against striker-fired guns is flawed

We need to stress situational awareness of safety rules and protocols in actual scenario-based training where this safety is graded and there is a consequence for non-compliance.

 
How to improve officer training for high-risk traffic stops - 06/19/2015
How to improve officer training for high-risk traffic stops

The problem with ever-increasing stress during critical incidents such as a HRTS is found in an associated decrease in critical thinking abilities.

 
Two rioting cities: What Seattle, Baltimore can teach about police leadership - 06/17/2015
Two rioting cities: What Seattle, Baltimore can teach about police leadership

Two recent examples demonstrated what happens when community and law enforcement leadership get it right and when they get it wrong.

 
Why every officer should be trained to SWAT standards - 06/17/2015
Why every officer should be trained to SWAT standards

Officers of every rank should have the skills and training traditionally taught to a special operations unit.

 
6 off-duty tactical toys every dad will want this Father's Day - 06/16/2015
6 off-duty tactical toys every dad will want this Father's Day

This year, I am emphasizing two great pastimes: mountain biking and shooting.

 
8 privacy reminders for cops about living in the fishbowl - 06/16/2015
8 privacy reminders for cops about living in the fishbowl

Given the current state of events in our profession, we need to teach new officers how to be prepared for life in the fishbowl.

 
Confidence vs. ego: How one of them can get you killed - 06/12/2015
Confidence vs. ego: How one of them can get you killed

Check your ego at the door. When you leave, don’t bother to grab it on your way out. Leave it alone and don’t ever look at it again. Why? It’ll get you killed, that’s why.

 
3 ways new line supervisors can gain and secure officers' loyalty - 06/11/2015
3 ways new line supervisors can gain and secure officers' loyalty

If you’re a new line-level supervisor, consider stealing these ideas as a means of ensuring your bond with your troops is strong.

 

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