Being a Change Agent in Law Enforcement (or Security, Public Safety, any role)

Hi All, Please read this brief article from the folks at PoliceOne.com It’s always important to ask the right question. I propose for consideration that the primary question is NOT: How will being a Police Officer, Security Officer, Public Safety Officer (any role) change me?  The primary question should instead be: How can *I* change what it means to be a Police Officer, Security Officer, … Continue reading Being a Change Agent in Law Enforcement (or Security, Public Safety, any role)

Mass Killing Incidents: Is there a Solution?

Hi All, Please read this article, entitled: 2019 Saw Most Mass Killings on Record, US Database Reveals. The mass killer can be stopped by bullets.  No doubt. Let’s be clear right off the bat.  When it comes to how Americans may die, mass killing incidents are still relatively rare in number.  Americans are far more likely to die of heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and … Continue reading Mass Killing Incidents: Is there a Solution?

Riley Howell: A Real Jedi

Hi All, Please see this brief article about the University of North Carolina Charlotte student, Riley Howell.  He was the young man who was fatally shot in last April’s shooting incident.  He died, while protecting his fellow classmates, as he took the shooter off his feet. He is now being recognized – in an official manner – as being a Jedi.  Yes, we said Jedi, … Continue reading Riley Howell: A Real Jedi

Simple Human to Human Conversation

Hi All, Please go here to read this brief article about the exceptional policing of San Antonio Police Officer Josue Vallejo. Watch the video in the article.  Listen up to what Officer Vallejo shares at 1:45 which includes: It was just being human talking to another man who just needed help.  It was just simple, human to human, conversation. May Officer Vallejo’s presence and performance … Continue reading Simple Human to Human Conversation

How to “Kill” the Hydra-head of Active Shooters

Hi All, Please see this article entitled: Nine dead after California sees three mass shootings in four days in The Guardian.  It’s an article that merely details the most recent mass/active shootings. It is plainly clear that our law enforcement capability has the means to effectively stop a threat, that is, shoot and kill an active shooter.  That’s not questioned.  We have that down, and we … Continue reading How to “Kill” the Hydra-head of Active Shooters

Run-Hide-Fight is about Options and not a Prescribed Sequence

Hi All, Just a quick post to share that training should always evolve to meet the changing needs of the world.  However, changing training just for the sake of changing training, to create new models with new, catchy acronyms, to create new revenue streams, is a waste of time and potentially distracting to those who need good information. Please see this clearly well-intentioned article.  It … Continue reading Run-Hide-Fight is about Options and not a Prescribed Sequence

Building strong, sane, children as a Means to Address the Active Assailant Predicament

  Hi All, Please read this useful article, entitled U.S. Secret Service: 10 warning signs before a school shooting. It’s always useful to study real research on subjects such as the Active Assailant predicament.  Otherwise, fear rules and distorts decision-making and ultimately how we address this serious issue. Note warning sign # 4: “Most attackers had experienced psychological, behavioral or developmental symptoms.” Note warning sign … Continue reading Building strong, sane, children as a Means to Address the Active Assailant Predicament

How & Why to Be UnTriggerable in Conflict

  Hi All, We’ve all been there.  Someone with whom we’re dealing gives us a look, calls us an asshole, or simply walks away in a disrespectful manner while we’re talking to them. Or some variation of dismissive, insultive, disrespectful behavior.  As a Contact Professional (e.g., Law Enforcement, Security, Parking Enforcement, etc.), it is our duty to maintain our professional behavior despite provocations from others.  … Continue reading How & Why to Be UnTriggerable in Conflict

5 Ways to Prepare for a Battle (lessons learned from military Special Operations)

Hi All, See this nice article published over at the Task & Purpose blog.  It’s a great article, detailing 5 mental preparation/performance tools, developed and used in military settings (specifically special operations), which any of us can use to address any challenge.  While developed in military Spec Ops circles, these same methods can and should be leveraged in any setting.  Read the article. Here are … Continue reading 5 Ways to Prepare for a Battle (lessons learned from military Special Operations)

Training the Ethical Protector

  Hi All, There is a gap in most (yes, most) law enforcement, public safety, police, and security training programs.  If your agency or organization is not suffering from this gap, then perhaps this article is not for you.  I caution you, however, to not allow ego to so quickly pull you away.  Ego blinds and is ever-present in protection circles. Please see this great … Continue reading Training the Ethical Protector