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  • My Reality with Reality TV

    I had many police wives reach out to me privately stating they would be interested in participating in a project if it does truly educate the world on who we are; there is a lot of negative press about our officers and those we love and an opportunity...

    Article • August 17th, 2012

  • Dispatcher's Emotional Box Bursting at the Seams

    Screaming. Sobbing. Terror. We hear all of these things when we answer the 9-1-1 line. Events create normal human emotions in us, such as fear, grief and helplessness. We can’t react on these. We can’t even allow ourselves to feel them right now. We...

    Article • August 16th, 2012

  • Book Review: Rattenkrieg! by Bob Taubert

    Rattenkrieg! is about CQB tactics, techniques, tools, and training in a primarily LE team setting. Taubert defines CQB shooting as 1) precise hi-speed shooting while moving, 2) within 15 yards, 3) under marginal light, 4) with multiple threats present, 5...

    Article • August 16th, 2012

  • Injured On Duty

    The fact is most of us accept injuries as part of the job. High stress events - chasing suspects on foot, wrestling and subduing non-compliant subjects - it’s all part of police work.

    Article • August 8th, 2012

  • Tapping into the Power of “Yes, and…” Part II

    The problem for most of us is that we tend to shy away from saying “yes” to too many things that might merely make us uncomfortable, or pose little or no real risk – and what risk is posed is to our pride or ego, at worse. We shy away from that...

    Article • August 8th, 2012

  • What Women (Cops) Want

    I certainly don’t speak for every woman in law enforcement, but I meet thousands of them every year and I’m close friends with many. Sometimes we wish men (and other women) could read our minds. Based on some recent conversations with my fellow female...

    Article • July 25th, 2012

  • No More Kids Sentenced to Life in Prison

    Society has chosen 18 as the age of consent. It divides the adults from the children. Neuroscience shows maturation of the brain occurs well after this time. In two critical decisions, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled sentencing children to Life without...

    Article • July 24th, 2012

  • Tapping into the power of “Yes, and…"

    What if you started saying “Yes”? How might things be different if you started saying “yes” much more than “no” to those opportunities, challenges, risks, and requests you face every day and either refuse directly or by avoidance?

    Article • July 20th, 2012

  • I Can't Promise You Won't Be Offended

    We live in an age where being Politically Correct has caused us to act and talk stupidly – to abandon lessons society learned long ago.

    Article • July 20th, 2012

  • The Optimism of the Founders

    The grand experiment that is the United States has worked for 236 years. Our Founding Fathers' optimism was well-placed. Today let's set aside the cynical view and contemplate what it is we're celebrating, and honor those who were willing to risk it all...

    Article • July 6th, 2012

  • Trainers: Evolve or Devolve

    A seasoned officer can tell in the first thirty seconds whether the trainer is credible or not.

    Article • July 3rd, 2012

  • Becoming A Law Enforcement Trainer

    I’m one of many people in the training industry who would like to see more women out there. Whether you’re thinking about becoming an FTO, an academy instructor, or you’re a seasoned trainer who wants to take it to the next level, here are a few...

    Article • June 25th, 2012

  • Is There A Police Career 7 Year Itch?

    For many officers it lasts for only a relatively short period of time - a few years, perhaps - and then the career life cycle moves on. Others may never experience it at all. But for some it creates bitterness lasting far more than just a few years...

    Article • June 25th, 2012

  • An Alternative to Venting

    Is your organization one that embraces a culture of support, recognition, appreciation, and cheering each other’s accomplishments? Building such an organization would likely go far toward changing cultures of negativity that permeate many departments...

    Article • June 6th, 2012

  • The Social Media - Police Branding Relationship

    Do your social media accounts brand your agency, or your profession?

    Article • June 5th, 2012

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