SURVEY ANALYSIS: Are We Training Warriors?

SURVEY ANALYSIS: Are We Training Warriors?

The false line championed by people who have a national platform is that law enforcement spends most of its training time preparing its officers to be Warriors: Command-and-control-types who are always on the offensive, force-focused, and taught to believe that nearly everyone is out ...
DASHCAM: Officer Tasers Teen into Coma

DASHCAM: Officer Tasers Teen into Coma

A federal judge on Monday released the police dashcam video that shows former Independence Police Officer Timothy N. Runnels using excessive force in arresting then-17-year-old Bryce Masters. During an arrest on Sept. 14, 2014, Runnels used a stun gun on Masters after a traffic ...
No Excuse: “That’s the Way I Was Trained!”

No Excuse: “That’s the Way I Was Trained!”

Several years ago when I was a patrol sergeant we made it a practice to have new officers coming into the agency and onto our shift show us what they knew relating to critical tasks for the job. We wanted to know, tactically, where they stood and what we needed to work on to make ...