Training vs. Learning

Training vs. Learning

On October 29, in Haddon Township, N.J. a police officer made a traffic stop on Edmond Brown Jr., 38, of Camden. The reason was displaying a handicap placard while driving. "Do me a favor. Shut the car off," the officer said while standing outside the driver’s window. But instead ...
Virtuosity on Patrol

Virtuosity on Patrol

When it comes to the long-range and complete integration of an officer's mind, body, and spirit, it isn’t just about repetition. It's about mastery. When I was a Special Agent trainee at the Drug Enforcement Administration Academy in Quantico, Va., this principle was drilled into me ...
Ready to be Deployed?

Ready to be Deployed?

Deployable. That word, for myself and many veterans, brings up images of long plane flights to Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, or six months afloat in waters far from home with port stops in unique and exotic countries. What I’m talking about here, in this article, is expeditionary law ...
Final Tour: October, 2016

Final Tour: October, 2016

Seventeen officers were lost last month, the second worst month in all of 2016. Only July, when five Dallas PD officers were gunned down, has been more deadly. Our 2016 line-of-duty losses stand at 111 as we end the month of October. Of those, 46 have been lost in vehicle-related ...
Sabotage Your Way to Success!

Sabotage Your Way to Success!

n 1944 the Office of Strategic Services—AKA, the CIA’s grandfather—put out a manual called “Simple Sabotage.” The premise was simple: Sabotage the enemy to slow down production and effectiveness. Since blowing up railway bridges usually raises eyebrows, they suggested more nefarious, ...