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 ...
Training: The Good, The Bad, & the Ugly

Training: The Good, The Bad, & the Ugly

[Publisher's Note: Congrats to our good friend Sgt. Charles E. Humes Jr. (ret.), who was recently awarded the Distinguished Law Enforcement Training Award by the Ohio Attorney General's Office! This was originally published in July 2010 by LawOfficer.com and is reprinted here by ...
“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 ...