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 ...
VIDEO: Officer Attacked at Shopping Mall

VIDEO: Officer Attacked at Shopping Mall

From FCPDNews.com: A 23-year-old man from Southeast, Washington, D.C., is facing several charges after assaulting an officer. Shortly after 3 yesterday afternoon, an officer patrolling the 8200 block of Russell Road in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County came across a man who ...
Morals and Morale: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Morals and Morale: Two Sides of the Same Coin

I’ve been in law enforcement for 38 years. I’ve seen a lot of changes in the profession. I’ve also seen a consistency in some protocols and behavior when it comes to organizational knee-jerk reactions by bosses to complaints and/or the ever-changing political winds. Some of those ...