From San Francisco to Baltimore, to Chicago, New York and Ferguson, Missouri, cities across the country are grappling with tense relations between their respective police departments and the citizens they are sworn to protect.
Training, especially for EVOC, is often one of the first requests to get the axed during the budget process. Our practice — as a police chief and town manager — is to do the opposite: When funds are limited, investments in your people should be the last items cut.
When Indianapolis K9 Officer Ron Shelnutt was asked to film the services of fallen Howard County Deputy Carl Koontz, he didn't know that the filming would turn into a letter to Carl's infant son, Noah.
Churches are generally open environments and therefore much more vulnerable than other controlled or semi-controlled workplaces and institutions.
One fateful day, Deputy Matt Holman of the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office shined his spotlight on a homeless man walking down the road.
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 […]
We have heard a lot of academy graduation speeches but this one is about as good as it gets. You will recognize the speaker as Louisiana Captain Clay Higgins. Captain Higgins is no longer with this agency but we believe this speech should be required to be watched by every law enforcement officer. Thank you […]
This month’s article is the second in our leadership series regarding Toxic Bosses in Law Enforcement. Micromanagers are obsessed with control. Fear of failure is the driving force in their world. They worry that unless they regulate every aspect of the environment, the serenity of their existence will be destroyed. Micromanagers in law enforcement are […]
Every modern police officer has been there. I know I have. It seems like every other call for service I am dealing with it. You are interviewing a witness or suspect who is under the age of 30, and during the interview they are texting, or updating their Facebook or Twitter account incessantly. They might […]