Do Blue Lives Matter?

Do Blue Lives Matter?

"In my 45 years in law enforcement, I can't recall another incident so cold-blooded and cowardly." Those are the emotional words from Sheriff Ron Hickman on Friday as he spoke to the press about the execution style murder of one of his deputies, Darren Goforth. Darren was 47 years ...
Lies: The Biggest Impediment to Progress

Lies: The Biggest Impediment to Progress

Ferguson, Mo.: “Hands up, don’t shoot” is a false premise. In the case of Michael Brown and Darren Wilson, we now know it just didn't happen that way. It's a lie to suggest otherwise. But that lie still has life and continues to be used as a symbol for grievance. A group of CNN ...
Communication & the Human Animal

Communication & the Human Animal

It’s not sexy, and I’ve both talked about it in courses and written about it thousands of times, but it still bears constant repeating: Communication skills and a base understanding of the human animal are the most important things to learn and master for those in law ...
The IDIOT

The IDIOT

Establishing control of the “self” should be the most important aspect of law enforcement training. Huh? Yep. Learning self-control, understanding it, what it is and why it’s hard to do needs to be the foundation of all law enforcement training. This isn’t meant to imply that we ...