General Topics

  • Building Better Children’s Programs with Public Trust

    Building better children’s programs requires cooperation between many different professional elements. It requires dedication and sound empirical evidence to back that “feeling” prevention works to eliminate a number of long-term risk factors.

    Article • May 25th, 2011

  • Reflections on Learning From Our Fallen

    It’s no secret that American police deaths are on the rise. As of today’s date, we’ve lost 71 law enforcement officers in the line of duty in 2011, and seven of them were female.

    Article • May 24th, 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

  • Salvaging The Police Marriage

    The bad news is how common it is for couples to drift apart and “fall out of love.” The good news is how easy it can be for motivated couples to overcome!

    Article • May 18th, 2011

  • Death of a man; Death of a Hero

    Several of Chris’ long-time friends, and motorcycling companions, wanted to pay their respects during the procession but had been told they could not. Understandably, they were upset and reflected Chris’ Celebration had been taken over by political...

    Article • May 11th, 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

  • The Care and (non)Feeding of Trolls

    The speed and expanse of news dissemination, and the increased democratization of the voices of its consumers, has become both boon and bane of this information age. Know how to effectively add your voice to the new media mix.

    Article • May 3rd, 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

  • 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

  • Breaking the Cycle of Family Violence

    Law enforcement officers, especially first responders are truly on the front line in the battle to break the cycle of family violence.

    Article • April 29th, 2011

  • Legendary Lawman Mysterious Dave Mather

    There are so many stories out there that conflict with one another that I’m guessing Mysterious Dave was messing with the history himself.

    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

  • A Penny Saved Is Just A Penny

    Understanding different savings options at your local bank can help you earn more interest in an insured account.

    Article • April 27th, 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

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