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November 04, 2011
Police leadership: Becoming a 'cop whisperer' Betsy Brantner Smith - Survival Insights

Police leadership: Becoming a 'cop whisperer'

As a leader, if you are balanced, calm, focused, consistent, confident, and humble, it’s likely that those who work for you (or with you) will be the same - Full Story
October 28, 2011
The tactical funnel: An 'outside the box' thought on training Chris Cerino - Firearms Training: Fundamentally Sound

The tactical funnel: An 'outside the box' thought on training

One of my best instructors, Rob, developed a term 'tactical funnel' into which we put a ton of information.... - Full Story
October 27, 2011
Implementing a 'tactical fitness' program Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Implementing a 'tactical fitness' program

A good physical fitness routine can help prevent injuries that have unnecessarily forced many police officers into ‘medically retired’ status - Full Story
October 27, 2011
Rational Emotive Therapy for modern day warriors Dr. Larry F. Jetmore - Career Advancement

Rational Emotive Therapy for modern day warriors

We are living at a time of the claw and the fang, where the care-giving aspects of policing are practiced in an environment of hopelessness, despair, and corruption - Full Story
October 21, 2011
IACP 2011: Bringing patrol to the chiefs at IACP Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

IACP 2011: Bringing patrol to the chiefs at IACP

How do I, as skipper of the ship here on PoliceOne, make our coverage of IACP as meaningful as possible for the largest possible number of people? - Full Story
September 29, 2011
More confessions of a plaintiff's expert Dave Grossi - Tactics & Training

More confessions of a plaintiff's expert

Part Two: The names of the officers and their agencies have been altered, but the details and states where the testimony took place are accurate - Full Story
September 28, 2011
Videotape never tells the whole story Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Videotape never tells the whole story

An unedited videotape may never lie, but it is also always partially blind, often totally deaf, and usually too late to the dance - Full Story
September 28, 2011
Your 'average' cop is way, way above average Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Your 'average' cop is way, way above average

Any individual police officer can make a massive contribution in an instant, or over the course of many years combined. Neither is better than the other — or bigger than the other — they’re just different from one another - Full Story
September 22, 2011
Police professionalism: Trim your ego as often as your hair Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

Police professionalism: Trim your ego as often as your hair

When the barber — or hairdresser if that’s your choice — has you in for that shave and a haircut, think about how you can improve your personality while you’re there - Full Story
September 22, 2011
10 years after 9/11: How 9/11 impacted my police career Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

10 years after 9/11: How 9/11 impacted my police career

Americans will always remember where we were that day, and how it changed our lives — as a nation and as individual people - Full Story



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