Jargon

Jargon

Jargon: A special form of slang where special words or expressions are used by a particular profession and are difficult for others to understand. All police departments have jargon, slang, or colloquialisms that are common to their area or department. While they are...
Developing S.M.A.R.T. Leadership Skills

Developing S.M.A.R.T. Leadership Skills

Many supervisors, new and experienced, fail developing their leadership skills and officers.  New supervisors desire acceptance and respect by their officers, yet often miss perfect opportunities to mentor officers and correct undesirable behavior early in their...
The 12 Deadliest Hours of the Day

The 12 Deadliest Hours of the Day

The average citizen when asked “what are the deadliest 12-hours in the day for law enforcement officers,” are likely to respond, “probably while they are at work.” Many believing it would be in the commission of the first responder’s duties, and would likely be the...
Where are you hiding?

Where are you hiding?

While at a recent class I met a friend from Operation Enduring Warrior, a great organization that assists wounded military and police. During a discussion on police profiles and PTSD he made a statement that hit me deep. Our police culture has a tendency to live in a...

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