Trust Us…Or We’ll Send the Police?

Trust Us…Or We’ll Send the Police?

Ultimately, in the end, enforcing social distancing rules, falls to the cops. Governors in 42 states have declared edicts restricting constitutionally protected and inalienable rights; an edict that two months ago would have been unimaginable and unquestionably illegal.  Even ...
Complacency in Action

Complacency in Action

I’ve attended many training classes in which the instructor warned against complacency and its associated dangers and I’ve heard various definitions of the word: A feeling of security while being unaware of potential dangers, or the state of being content, or failing to pay ...
Academies Don’t Fully Train Rookies…Alone.

Academies Don’t Fully Train Rookies…Alone.

When my cell phone rang, I was glad to answer. The call was from a buddy - not some robocall promising lower rates or baiting me into giving up banking information. But it didn't take long for that to change. "Are you still teaching at the academy?" he immediately asked. "Of ...
The Actual Systemic Failings in Law Enforcement

The Actual Systemic Failings in Law Enforcement

If there are any true systemic issues within law enforcement—common, institutional troubles that transcend the 17,000+ completely separate law enforcement agencies—and if it’s even possible to have collective and universal negative commonalities permeating the core of every police ...