Drug Cop Memoirs: “Speed, Counselor”

Drug Cop Memoirs: “Speed, Counselor”

[Author's Note: Most of our readers know that I spent a considerable amount of time working undercover narcotics.  While at a family gathering, I was reflecting on some of the more humorous moments during those years. After a few prompts from family and friends, I decided to regale ...
Do Your Policies Need a Spring Cleaning?

Do Your Policies Need a Spring Cleaning?

It’s that time of year when many of us air out the house, clear out the clutter, and do a top-to-bottom cleaning. Spring cleaning probably dates to the ancient Jewish practice of thoroughly cleaning one’s home before Passover, although the tradition is found in many cultures. ...
DASHCAM: Officer Shoots Through Windshield

DASHCAM: Officer Shoots Through Windshield

From the Las Vegas Review-Journal:  Las Vegas police on Monday released body camera footage of two men weaving through traffic in an SUV and shooting at officers during a chase near downtown that left one of the men dead and the other wounded. The footage from Wednesday morning ...
The Proactive Policing Problem

The Proactive Policing Problem

In this country there are cities—actually particular neighborhoods of cities—that are, if we are to be honest, shooting galleries. Gang and territorial issues, personal slights, drug enterprises in conflict—all result in remorseless criminals firing their weapons at other human ...
Peer Coach Training: Mindfulness

Peer Coach Training: Mindfulness

[Publisher's Note: Calibre Press is interested in reducing, and acknowledging, stress in the work of first response. To that end we have published many articles on mindfulness and meditation, which are a couple of complimentary tools for enhancing situational awareness and ...