Don’t Be That Person!

Don’t Be That Person!

We all know them. The officer that nobody wants to be around. The most disgruntled person (for reasons often unknown) in the organization. The officer who has the “countdown to retirement” app on his phone and finds it necessary to show it to everybody at roll call! Guess what? ...
The Sad Case of Colin Kaepernick

The Sad Case of Colin Kaepernick

This will probably bother some of my friends and colleagues but I couldn't care less that Colin Kaepernick is sitting, kneeling, or sleeping during the National Anthem. It’s his right. His First Amendment right as a matter of fact. If he wants to dishonor himself, that’s up to ...
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 ...
“Humility, Humility, Humility”

“Humility, Humility, Humility”

So, you’ve just started at your agency. What should you expect? Well, most agencies have traditions or rites-of-passage ahead for you, and a training program and probationary period to be sure. Allow me, as I complete my rookie year, to offer some advice. Earning that Spot, with ...
The Truth about Violence

The Truth about Violence

As I watch the senseless violence unfold in Milwaukee I think to myself, “We’re screwed!” No matter what we do we, the police, are critiqued, criticized, abused, demonized, assaulted, and even killed. For the most part mainstream media refuses to support the police and they seize ...