• Agency CEOs Determine Morality Image

    As the Chief or Sheriff of an agency, how you handle all questions / investigations of integrity plays a large role in how the public views the agency you lead. It's imperative that your leadership approach be as "by the book" as possible.

    Article • June 21st, 2011

  • Know Your A's and I's

    The biggest reason why we produce an after action report is to share the lessons learned to prepare for the future. Sharing our learning curve is very important today.

    Article • May 30th, 2011

  • Justifying your crime interdiction efforts

    Would you take your family and stay overnight at some of the hotels or motels you respond to when on shift? Of course not, but then again how do you determine which locations are “chronic service drains”?

    Article • May 26th, 2011

  • Insuring Your Personal Finances

    At work, you can give a code for “officer needs assistance” when things go bad, but who covers you at home?

    Article • May 23rd, 2011

  • Embrace ‘the Suck’

    These are especially difficult times for law enforcement. Optimism is hard to come by and maybe doesn’t cut it anymore. Val Van Brocklin discovers from a younger generation of officers a new model for policing and leading during difficult times.

    Article • May 19th, 2011

  • Your PowerPoint Doesn’t Have to Suck

    The typical PowerPoint flat lines learner’s brains. Val Van Brocklin explains and shows in simple-to-follow steps how you can make Oscar-winning presentations that get viewers to LISTEN and REMEMBER. Simple? Yes. But lazy trainers need not apply.

    Article • May 10th, 2011

  • When A Cop is Shot

    When a cop is shot, it’s as if the whole family has been struck by the same bullets. Long after the initial surge of compassion and prayer has passed, the family is left alone to deal with the demons Satan has assigned them. Most families will...

    Article • May 3rd, 2011

  • Understanding Video Taped Police Use of Force

    Recommendations for Agencies and Officers when incidents are caught on tape

    Article • April 29th, 2011

  • Pick-Pocketing A Cop

    The public opinion polls, so far, seem to indicate that our citizens will stand by us and if given the opportunity render a “citizen veto” to the draconian laws passed by reckless state legislatures who are bought and paid for by special interest...

    Article • April 29th, 2011

  • What Are Your Leadership Values?

    Do you live those values and instill these values in your work and with your squad?

    Article • April 28th, 2011

  • Workplace Relationships and Your Survival

    Some people really don’t mean to be jerks, they just have lousy social skills or are not sure how to deal with another woman in the workplace, especially if you are part of a smaller organization.

    Article • April 27th, 2011

  • When Hi-Tech Becomes No-Tech

    It is not uncommon for an officer to return to the sergeant asking for a vehicle change because the computer in his assigned car was broken.

    Article • April 12th, 2011

  • Will You Be On The Top or Bottom?

    Your entire career will be a test of your professionalism and values. Will you end it on the top or on the bottom?

    Article • April 6th, 2011

  • Leading & Loving

    There are sharks at the top of the tank who got there often times by stepping on others. They are the bad leaders among us.

    Article • April 6th, 2011

  • Modeling for Our Future

    Many mentorship program clients are at-risk youth and most come from environments with negative influences. Mentors help neutralize this influence and replace it with positive interactions.

    Article • March 30th, 2011

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