‘Strong but Wrong’ Training

‘Strong but Wrong’ Training

In a provocative, in-depth interview newly posted online, Insp. Chris Butler, one of North America's leading use-of-force experts, minces no words in assessing present shortcomings of police training. "Currently," he asserts, "many agencies have training paradigms that are directly ...
Remember Where You Came From!

Remember Where You Came From!

How many times in your career—regardless of how long you’ve been in law enforcement—have you made or overhead somebody say the following? “My [insert rank, sergeant to chief] forgot where they came from!” Yep, we’ve all either said it or thought it at some point. The ...
Coping with Police Stress

Coping with Police Stress

Abide at the center of your being. For the more you leave it, the less you learn.—Lao T’zu You’ve just gotten through your front door after a particularly stressful day at work. What do you need to do to unwind? Jump right into bed for a good night's sleep.     A few ...