Lieutenant Paul Marik began his career working undercover straight out of the academy. He is currently a Lieutenant Commander with the Pleasant Prairie (WI) Police. Paul has been with the PPPD since 1997 and is the senior trainer for the department. He holds a B.S. and an M.B.A. He is an instructor for Firearms, Defense & Arrest Tactics, Use of Force, Honor Guard and he is a master instructor in Tactical Response and Scenarios. Paul is also a Certified Force Science Analyst. He has investigated several use-of-force situations in southeastern Wisconsin and is an active member of ILEETA.
Full list of Paul Marik results
25 ways policing has changed (and why you should embrace it)– 20
We all are experts at change on the street, but when change happens inside the department, everyone seems to lose their mind
How to get a rescue task force off the ground– 2
The idea behind a rescue task force is to start working on the victim's clock in an active shooter incident
Leading police officers: 3 thoughts for making it through tough times– 4
The dynamic of policing has changed and your brave men and women are looking to you for leadership, guidance, comfort and support
15 use-of-force cases every cop needs to know– 8
"Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing" — Warren Buffet
How GI Joe’s funeral restored my faith in police-citizen relations– 11
I have written about the public’s waning appreciation, but on the day of Officer Gliniewicz’ funeral, I felt very wrong
Confidence vs. ego: How one of them can get you killed– 10
I breathe case law. I eat tactics. I bleed policy. I know my job. I know my limitations. So how could I muck this up so badly? Ego got in my way. I sacrificed my safety over my pride.
An upside-down career: The story of an undercover rookie– 8
I was a natural, mainly because as a 150-pound, Peter Brady lookalike nobody would ever believe I was a cop — “He’s way too young and scrawny to be a cop.”