Blog Archives

  • Who You Are 24/7/365

    By Frank Borelli - Thursday June 20, 2013
    I've been honored several times in the past couple of years to have my advice solicited by several young folks (under 25) who were considering pursuing a career in law enforcement. Another couple of them have asked my guidance or opinion as they...
  • Realistic & Continuing Education

    By Frank Borelli - Wednesday June 12, 2013
    “ Forget all that crap they taught you in the academy.  I’ll teach you how to do real police work. ”  Yep; many of us who graduated from a police academy in the last century heard that.  I’m sure plenty of young officers still hear it...
  • The Need For Strategic Planning

    By Frank Borelli - Wednesday May 29, 2013
    Just recently I was contacted by a Chief of Police (friend of mine) who asked me to review his five-year strategic plan.  This is the eighth one he’s done but he’s not been the Chief for 40 years; instead, he’s done a five-year strategic plan...
  • Anticipating Disasters & Preparing

    By Frank Borelli - Friday May 24, 2013
    It was with sad eyes that most of us viewed the news about the tornado damage in Moore, Oklahoma.  That sadness continues as we watch the updates about recovery efforts and all the challenges faced.  I don’t mean to downplay the human suffering in any...
  • 2013 Police Week Experiences

    By Frank Borelli - Wednesday May 15, 2013
    I didn't used to go to Police Week.  There was no excuse.  I live within a comfortable driving distance but am not a "city" person.  My wife never wanted to go; she was sure that once she visited the National Law Enforcement Memorial then fate would...
  • The Future of Police: Into Darkness

    By Frank Borelli - Wednesday May 8, 2013
    Stardate -358501 (July 1, 1964): Gene Roddenberry drafts a proposal for what will become one of the most popular science-fiction series to date: Star Trek .  With the latest movie in the franchise being released this month ( Star Trek: Into Darkness...
  • Arrested For What?

    By Frank Borelli - Tuesday April 23, 2013
    A few years back (almost ten now) I was a member of my county Board of Education’s Citizen Advisory Committee.  It just so happened that while I was serving in that capacity my county was debating whether or not to add more School Resource Officers...
  • Praying For Boston

    By Frank Borelli - Tuesday April 16, 2013
    Once again we see a horrific attack committed against American citizens on American soil.  At an event like the Boston Marathon - a tradition that brings together running competitors and their supporters from all over the country - where people test...
  • Hurt & Heal: Equally Important

    By Frank Borelli - Thursday March 28, 2013
    “I have two trauma kits,” my friend told me.  “One for making trauma and one for treating it.”  The “making trauma” kit was his Glock Model 19 9mm handgun.  The “treating trauma” kit was a package he put together himself, having...
  • What Drives You and Your Blood Pressure?

    By Frank Borelli - Friday March 15, 2013
    As a 30+ year veteran of law enforcement I am all too aware of the stress that can be caused by “the job.”  Some of it is unavoidable: rotating shifts, random frantic people, high risk situations and the deeply boring tedium that separates moments of...
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