The Perils of Emotion

The Perils of Emotion

Photo Courtesy: Stephanie Keith For The New York On the heels of the jury deliberation announcement in the Philando Castile case, I take this opportunity to talk about a hazardous element that almost always comes into play during high profile cases, especially those...
What It Means To Be SHARP

What It Means To Be SHARP

Law enforcement officers have a myriad of tools they rely on in order to aid in their effectiveness as they carry out their duties.  These tools include experience and training, but are more commonly thought of as items such as firearms, tourniquets, and knives. ...
The ‘Slow Churn’ Of Officer Safety

The ‘Slow Churn’ Of Officer Safety

In a previous article titled, “Fear of the Unknown,” I talked about the fact that an officer is allowed to fear for their life.  I continue to stand behind this statement as officers are neither expected nor required to perform their duties with ‘tombstone courage’...
Fear of the Unknown

Fear of the Unknown

It’s been a rough start to 2017 for US law enforcement.  We lost four law enforcement professionals by felonious means in the span of the first twenty days.  These statistics alone highlight the dangers and turmoil that accompanies what being a police officer means....

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