The Mindful Officer: Lessons from Harvey

The Mindful Officer: Lessons from Harvey

Fully grounded in how much we often take for granted, in knowing that tragedy is part of our daily experience as first responders, the author hopes to share some of the more effective mindfulness techniques for this audience. This at a time when it’s hard to find a dry place to sit ...
A Fair Con?

A Fair Con?

The easiest way to steal a man's wallet is to tell him you're going to steal his watch. ― Leigh Bardugoh It’s October again! Fresh, crisp air and colorful leaves falling from the trees, mellow mornings filled with delicate mists as the sun glistens across the damp, wet grass, and ...
Finding Meaning in this Absurd Profession

Finding Meaning in this Absurd Profession

Jesse Williams and Randy Larcher recently shared a wonderful article through Calibre Press called "The Power of Thinking Small." I hope they’ll permit me to expand on their thoughts with some of my own. Their article sent me off on a mission to examine the current perspective, at ...
What Nearly Happened

What Nearly Happened

I recently asked a very knowledgeable university-level researcher who studies police and, specifically, the effects of fatigue on officer performance a simple question: “Can you name a case in which officer fatigue was identified as contributing to a bad outcome?” He never got back ...