How Many Is Too Many?

How Many Is Too Many?

One is too many. No question about it. One person, just one, out of the over 300 million in this country, shot unjustifiably by the police is one too many. Goes without saying. Let’s all agree. When you talk about human lives no price can assigned. No tolerance of an unwarranted ...
On Police Reform

On Police Reform

I keep saying the same two things over and over and over after the police fatally shoot someone, in particular black men, whether armed or unarmed: We need to wait for all the information to come out before we make definitive statements, condemn the officer, declare racism as ...
The Long Ride: Still Worth It?

The Long Ride: Still Worth It?

In motorcycle training, the Skill Development Ride has long been referred to as the “Long Ride,” and with that name the training event has sometimes earned a poor reputation. It's often thought of as a day off, during which motorcycle officers take their departmental motorcycles to ...
Roadside Near-Miss: Lessons Learned

Roadside Near-Miss: Lessons Learned

It's been said that good judgment comes from bad experience and that good experience comes from bad judgment—as long as you survive it! The reason it's taken me so long to write this article is because the incident I will describe affected me so heavily. It fundamentally altered my ...
Task Force Operations: Enter the Millennials!

Task Force Operations: Enter the Millennials!

There have been a lot of conversations going on lately about the younger generation—the so-called Millennials—and how they can’t communicate, are afraid to use force when necessary, ditch calls, don’t have loyalty to agencies, and over-share on social media. Well, there’s one ray of ...