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 ...
Lessons from Brooklyn Park

Lessons from Brooklyn Park

Last week the chief of the Brooklyn Park, Minn., police department released a video from last November that shows Officer Sean Hyman in a fight for his life. The incident began as a simple loud music complaint. After initial contact with the car's occupant, 25-year-old Lance Carr, ...
New National Standards?

New National Standards?

As I learned early on in my supervisory career from my boss Dane Cuny: “Remember there are always unintended consequences to any decision. So think them through before you make ‘em.” From Washington Post the other day: “Legislation set to be introduced to Congress on Thursday would ...
Wag the Dog: Cops Are Out of Control!!

Wag the Dog: Cops Are Out of Control!!

That’s the almost totally uncontested narrative by everyone from Hillary Clinton to the media outlets and of course the—too many to count—activist groups chanting in the streets, disrupting city council meetings, and sitting in the lobby of police stations: the cops are out of ...