Advising officers to approach dangerous locations and suspects cautiously is a wise recommendation. Waiting for backup is a sound tactical suggestion and advisement. Far too often officers overextend themselves in situations, handling the call themselves instead of waiting for back-up officers to arrive on scene to provide cover and additional sets of eyes, ears andgunsin a worst-case scenario. A supervisor who encourages the officers in his charge to slow down and arrive to the call alive vs. driving too fast and exposing themselves and the citizenry to risk is certainly a life-saving responsibility.
- Knowledge of the law + Repetitive training on relevant and realistic skills = Competence
- Competence = Confidence
- Confidence = Control of fight or flight response or sympathetic nervous system (SNS) reaction
- Control of SNS = Good decision-making skills