BLAUER: Lessons from a Vicious Ambush

BLAUER: Lessons from a Vicious Ambush

Every one of you should be drilling this video. Studying it.  What did you learn? It happens so fast. What would you do? Times up. Here's what I think. Let's ignore the background of the suspect, ignore how many times the officer repeated himself, let's just focus on ...
BODYCAM: New Mexico Officer Cleared in OIS

BODYCAM: New Mexico Officer Cleared in OIS

From KOAT.com: A Las Cruces police officer has been cleared in the shooting that killed a 52-year-old man. “After an extensive review of this case we have concluded that the shooting by Officer Kenneth Davis was justified under New Mexico law,” said District Attorney Mark D’Antonio ...
Mindfulness & First Response

Mindfulness & First Response

[Publisher’s Note: I recently spoke with Dr. Elisha Goldstein, a psychologist and co-founder of the Center for Mindful Living, about what mindfulness practice is and how it can help first responders. The Center for Mindful Living is interested in helping first responders and is ...
What Happens After You Shoot Someone?

What Happens After You Shoot Someone?

Publisher's Note: I recently spoke with the co-creator of Officer Involved, a film that interviews officers who have been involved in shootings, most of them fatal. This experience and the lessons learned are important for every officer to ponder. For more on this groundbreaking and ...