March 11, 2020

Lesson #1: There is a culture in many segments of society that says, do not cooperate with the police. It is Us versus Them.

Lesson #2: “Us” takes care of our own business. Never let “Them” tell you what to do, when to do it, or how to do it.

Lesson #3: No matter how mu...

February 14, 2020

A lot of talk has been going on lately about hiring and retention rates for police departments and what can be done to improve both. There is a lot of speculation about the perceived dismal quantity and quality of applicants, with much blame being placed on the so-call...

January 4, 2020

Use these questions to get started with your reflection, and then
follow your thoughts to new discoveries.

1. What’s my biggest asset?

2. What’s my biggest liability?

3. What's my highest high?

4. What's my lowest low? 

5. What's my worst habit? 

6. What's my best habit?


November 13, 2019

When an officer is involved in a shooting, there is an emotional rollercoaster that typically follows. There is a dump of adrenaline, tunnel vision sets in, maybe some involuntary muscle twitching, and for most officers there is difficulty in recalling how many shots w...

August 11, 2018

A fundamental principle of Leadership is that leaders ask the right questions, at the right time, the right way and for the right reasons that will inspire and challenge others to be and do more than they thought possible. Another fundamental principle of Leadership is...

February 22, 2018

The recent mass shooting in Florida has shocked the nation – again. And, again, we are hearing the same media outrage and posturing, political rhetoric and the game of placing blame. You can’t open Facebook or other social media sites and not be flooded with the compla...

February 3, 2018

The storm of hate is upon us. People hate the police, but not because of the uniform. It isn’t even for the occasional use of force, even deadly force, involved during the millions of contacts cops make each year. No, the reason they hate the police is our attitude. No...

March 8, 2017

Society, and law enforcement in particular, has some pretty perverted concepts about success and leadership. There are many myths – and truths – about success and leadership.

Some Myths:

  • You are either a “follower” or a “leader” – you can’t be both and be successful.


September 13, 2016

Dispatchers routinely call a crew number over the radio and utter two words, “Check up”. The crew knows what is being asked and usually replies with a signal code that indicates they are OK, or they might indicate they could use another crew or two to assist. Some crew...

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