One doesn’t often hear the word “empathy” coming out of most Public Safety or Law Enforcement settings. This is not that important, though, since what is important is that Public Safety and Law Enforcement professionals use empathy. And they do. Wikipedia defines empathy as “the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within the other being’s frame of reference, i.e., the … Continue reading Empathy in Public Safety & Law Enforcement
Hi All, In my last post, I shared the valuable experience of going through the Active Killer Defense training workshop at the Fit to Fight training center in Charlotte, NC. I received several responses to that post. Some of the responses against this kind of training included: The skills are perishable and, for normal people who don’t frequently train, a one-time event may not have that much … Continue reading Where is the “Fight” in Active Assailant Response?
Hi All! Here continues the Rollcall Wisdom featuring Chief Harry Dolan. Please see this video below wherein Chief Harry Dolan, former Raleigh, NC Police Chief, speaks about the essential definition of a Law Enforcement Officer. It is his opinion of this definition, and it is one with which I wholeheartedly agree. There is still an ongoing debate where Law Enforcement Officers make arguments … Continue reading Rollcall Wisdom – Guardians of the Peace
Hi Everyone, Please see this article (link is also below) over at the high-quality Vistelar blog. It’s about a very good article over at PoliceOne.com about LAPD’s efforts to help change their policing culture from that of being Warriors to, instead, being Guardians of their communities. Please let us know what you think. http://www.policeone.com/community-policing/articles/8717764-lapd-urges-officers-to-be-community-guardians-not-warriors-on-crime/ Continue reading Community Guardians, Not Warriors
I have yet to find a narrative so concise, so spot-on, so relevant, and so timeless, as this from Paul Harvey. Continue reading The Policeman (Paul Harvey)
Hi Everyone, Thanks to Gary Klugiewicz, I saw this article (link also below) on Facebook. It’s a great story of the Camden County, NJ Police Department and their crew going through a program with none other than Jack Hoban from Resolution Group International. Jack is training the Camden County LE team to be Ethical Protectors. Part of that program is learning how to effectively communicate … Continue reading Camden Cops Making Transition to Ethical Protectors
Please watch and listen to these very sane perspectives from the folks at http://www.humanizingthebadge.com Continue reading Sometimes We’re Wrong
Please see the photo of the week over at PoliceOne.com It shows Larry Gordon of the Dallas Police Department’s SWAT team talking down a suicidal female. Click above, or here at this link, to go to the Police One photo of the week. Many thanks to all the Ethical Protectors, in all professions! Continue reading P1 Photo of the Week: Protect life