• Hug That Monster

    As cops, we often thrive in a critical incident on the street, and then crumble internally when our lieutenant yells at us or we don't do well on a promotional exam.

    Article • March 17th, 2011

  • Be cool

    Officers must react to higher stress levels by channeling their inner Gandhi.

    Article • March 14th, 2011

  • Dead at Work

    Being a line supervisor in a communications center can be tricky. You're caught between worlds. You have to think like floor staff, as well as management.

    Article • March 8th, 2011

  • Promoted and Transferred

    Two sets of orders on the same day? What gives here?

    Article • February 23rd, 2011

  • Be prepared for terrorists both foreign and domestic

    First responders are trained to respond as safely and expeditiously as possible. Upon arrival, they try to immediately remedy the situation, sometimes without completely surveying the scene or thinking about what led to the situation. This can be a deadly...

    Article • February 16th, 2011

  • How to Fail as a Supervisor

    A young sergeant will want to ride every call, make every decision and literally be the cover officer to every situation. Some feel it is to control their squad or direct them.

    Article • January 31st, 2011

  • More on Ned Christie

    Apparently a few of you readers are true students of old west history because you mentioned that Ned was wrongly accused of his crimes and subsequently killed for no reason. So let me clear up this chapter of old west lore.

    Article • January 31st, 2011

  • SHOT Show 2011: 9/11 Fundraiser

    5.11 Tactical announces a new fundraising event they have launched, centering around the almost unknown tradition of their never-sold hats and honoring the brave men and women who were lost in the attacks of September 11th, 2001.

    Article • January 20th, 2011

  • Taking On Low Morale

    Low morale is an age old problem. Are you willing to accept the challenge of facilitating improved morale? It starts with you.

    Article • January 19th, 2011

  • Bellotte v. Edwards et al

    Do your background information as if it were a separate investigation. We lost this one. So, we all learn.

    Article • January 18th, 2011

  • Taking Control of Christmas

    The holidays can be a joyous time, but for many people they are an emotional minefield.

    Article • January 5th, 2011

  • Replacing You

    Unlike traditional recessions where the health of regional economies differs greatly, this one is wide ranging and long term.

    Article • December 30th, 2010

  • Today's Leadership Requirements

    Be careful what you wish for. Being an LE leader today is not for the faint of heart.

    Article • December 28th, 2010

  • The Brotherhood of Law Enforcement

    Those are my brothers they are talking about. The ones who work hard with me, and make me laugh, and watch my back, and save my butt day after day.

    Article • December 17th, 2010

  • The budget burden

    It’s the 200-pound brute cohabitating every police management office across the states: the budget gorilla. This year’s roundtable proves that some curse words have more than four letters, and the big one of these last years, and according to the...

    Article • December 2nd, 2010

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