The Boldness of Below 100

The Boldness of Below 100

Law Officer’s Below 100 initiative was, from the outset, bold. The vision was, after all, to change police culture in order to dramatically lower line-of-duty deaths. With approximately 800,000 officers in the U.S., we knew we’d jumped right into the deep end of the...
Motorcycle Escorts: Worth the Risk?

Motorcycle Escorts: Worth the Risk?

When Tuscaloosa (Ala.) Police Officer Trevor Phillips died in a motorcycle collision while escorting a funeral, it brought back some thoughts I’ve expressed to many but have yet to make those thoughts public. I hesitate somewhat to air these thoughts now, but I...
Below 100: Let’s Get It Done!

Below 100: Let’s Get It Done!

Last month, I talked about a basic plan to decrease the number of officers who die in the line of duty. I call it the Below 100 Project, and there are five key elements: • Wear your belt. • Wear your vest. • Watch your speed. • WIN—What’s Important Now? • Remember:...
Below 100: It Can Be Done

Below 100: It Can Be Done

Last month, I mentioned the conversation with Jeff Chudwin wherein he made the statement, “Reckless arrival does not equal survival.” The essence of the problem is that egos are trumping good judgment and pedal-to-the-metal attitudes are causing officers to get ahead...

Rethink Priorities

It was a sunny Sunday morning. My wife and I had just finished a shopping trip to the mall. We were heading home and planning to head to the beach on our motorbikes for some much-needed R&R. The light had just turned green; we were second in line. While we were...

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