Micro Training for Macro Culture

Micro Training for Macro Culture

Whether the call for change is from PERF*, PROP*, or the latest social-media-savvy critic—it's clear we must build a different training model to meet the needs of this evolving profession. Technology is driving our policing practices, laws have become increasingly complex, and the ...
Bias: Implicit, Explicit, & Illicit

Bias: Implicit, Explicit, & Illicit

Currently, we find ourselves lacking trust between segments of the black community and the police. It is a daily headline. A political issue. An agenda for many. Outside of all the noise we have a real issue that desperately needs fixing. That issue: The belief that this country’s ...
The Truth Behind Stop & Frisk

The Truth Behind Stop & Frisk

I am not an attorney. I don’t play one on TV, and this is not a legal brief.  As such, it should not be construed as legal advice. What it is, however, is a short piece intended to clear up all the hoopla surrounding the issues of “stop and frisk.” So as we approach the 53rd ...
The Mindful Officer: Facing Grief

The Mindful Officer: Facing Grief

Law enforcement is accustomed to grief on a daily basis. We grieve for our brothers and sisters in blue who are killed in the line of duty. But we also grieve with our communities at the scenes of shootings and car accidents, for example. What are the best ways we can support each ...
Contact & Cover & Divided Attentions

Contact & Cover & Divided Attentions

The contact-and-cover approach has been successfully used in police tactics for quite some time.  However, as increased call loads and chronic personnel shortages seem to be the rule these days, we appear to have strayed away from this practice in the name of “efficiency.” It seems ...