The Case for Mindfulness in Policing

The Case for Mindfulness in Policing

With every footstep we carry our inner critic and the notorious noise of unrelenting thinking. This thinking mind can be trained to serve us in valuable ways through attention and awareness skills training, commonly referred to as mindfulness meditation. The necessity for cognitive ...
Don’t Forget to Breathe

Don’t Forget to Breathe

I’ve been a meditator for a little over six years now. I’ve been an editor and publisher working with first responders for more than twice that amount of time. I never saw the two as overlapping in anyway, until recently. Lots of interesting conversations have come up in the last ...
Fight Formula

Fight Formula

Size + Speed + Strength + Endurance x Skill x Heart= Fighting Ability What wins a fight? There’s no way to know for sure, but there are factors that can point towards success. When tied together, these factors create a formula to help officers figure out when and where to spend ...
Picking a Combatives School

Picking a Combatives School

“I want to get better in a fight. Where do you think I should train?” At least one fellow officer asks me some variation of that question every week. I am flattered that they ask and happy that they are looking to train. Usually it’s from a recruit or newer officer, and when that ...
Our Gooey Blue Centers

Our Gooey Blue Centers

I recently read an article on Calibre Press about a retiring Lieutenant’s hero: his wife. I find myself in a similar position. For my part, if there were ever a choice to make between my wife and my career, my career would take a distant second. She inspires me, keeps me human. For ...