Category Archives: Police Leadership

Breaking Down the Ambush

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State Troopers, Badge Bunnies, and Cheshire Cats…

When I first started my career in law enforcement I had an old state trooper who befriended me and would provide me with some sage advice when the opportunity presented itself.  Back then I was working at an agency that had only … Continue reading

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Sports and Politics…

Colin Kaepernick and other athletes need to remember where their opportunities came from instead of being idiots… Continue reading

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Reserving Comment…

Often unnoticed and underappreciated, reserve officers deserve more respect from us all. Continue reading

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Broken Windows Matter

The “Broken Window Policing” theory was published in the early 1980’s as a general construct.  It’s main tenet is that once a community begins to turn a blind eye to minor criminal activity, more serious criminal activity is inherently inbound. … Continue reading

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An Opportunity to Remember…

This Sunday, May 15th, will mark the official observance of “National Peace Officers Memorial Day”, and in all likelihood it will come and go without much in the way of fanfare from the populace.  Those who are especially in tune … Continue reading

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Get a haircut and get a real job…

It’s not terribly uncommon for someone to approach a police officer and tell about how he or she has always thought it would be a great job to have.  Sometimes it’s someone who has already established himself in another career field, … Continue reading

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Lying in Wait, or Waiting to Lie?

While his grammar may not have been the best, the character Tony Montana struck a chord inside me with this quote in the movie Scarface:  “All I have in this world is my balls and my word, and I don’t break them for no … Continue reading

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Now Hiring…

Cops love to complain, it’s just what we do. The folks we deal with on a daily basis, both on calls and within the agency give us plenty of material.  Lawmakers, attorneys, and the media bring their own unique flavors … Continue reading

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Thanking those with a thankless job…

For those of you that were unaware, this week is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. I’m sure that everyone who has pulled on the uniform and duty belt for a shift as a law enforcement officer understands the importance of … Continue reading

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