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Malcolm A. McGuire

Malcolm McGuire is a 12-year law enforcement veteran, and currently serves as a patrol officer with the City of Denton Police Department in Denton, Texas. He is a hostage negotiator and advanced law enforcement instructor. Malcolm teaches on various topics, including Cultural & Generational Diversity, Professional Policing and Special Investigative Topics. He is a United States Air Force veteran and is currently assigned to his unit’s training section where he is responsible for keeping unit members up to date on training tasks both expeditionary and law-enforcement specific. He is a Below 100 Trainer and Adjunct Instructor with the Tarrant County Criminal Justice Training Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Malcolm is a contract consultant with the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program, a U.S. Department of Justice Initiative conducted by the Office of Justice Programs through Fox Valley Technical College. He assists in developing and implementing law enforcement training nation-wide. He has taught courses on Conflict Management and Effective Communication to public safety leaders in both Kigali, Rwanda and Kamulu, Kenya. Malcolm holds a Master of Arts Degree in Dispute Resolution & Conflict Management from Southern Methodist University and is a certified mediator in the State of Texas.

Strengthening the Thin Blue Line: Divides Within Our Agencies

Whenever I bring up things like race, inequality, favoritism, good old boys club, cliques, etc. I tend to get the same type of questions.

My First ILEETA Conference

This year I had the opportunity to attend my first International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) Conference in Chicago, Illinois.  I have been a law enforcement instructor since 2010 and have been an ILEETA member for the past couple of years.  However this was my first conference experience. I am not ashamed to […]

Whose Scrutiny Are We Really Concerned About?

Our resolve is not contingent upon how much scrutiny may come from our actions.  The past couple of years have seen a serious increase in media attention as it pertains to law enforcement interactions with the public.  Specifically in instances of use of force against “unarmed” minority citizens. Bottom line, the media is going to […]

Us Against Them and the Thin Blue Line

Internally portraying the respect we desire from our communities

Leadership From the Line

What is it that officers need from their supervisors? What do they expect?