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

Stand in a Morally Good Stance

Stoicism tells us that a meaningful life isn’t made of wealth or fame, but of a morally good stance toward others. A morally good stance toward others is a life-ethic with which a person, a family, an agency, a department, an organization, a nation, a world, can be transformed into one in which, as the Stoics put it, the entire human cosmopolis (i.e., all of … Continue reading Stand in a Morally Good Stance

Ethical Intervention & Bystander Mobilization for Protection Professionals

Here I share an article, with some minor changes, that I initially published on LinkedIn. See this important video of a Law Enforcement Officer assaulting a hospital patient.  Click here for the article/video. The important topics of ethical intervention and bystander mobilization are made obvious in the video footage, specifically, by their conspicuous absence. Note how the video came from one Police Officer who was … Continue reading Ethical Intervention & Bystander Mobilization for Protection Professionals

Ethical Protection

Hi All, Every human being has the capability of giving ethical protection to every other human being on planet earth.  We can create and maintain a safer, saner, world by being Ethical Protectors of others. To create a safe family, a safe workplace, a safe world, when we witness anything inappropriate, neglectful, abusive, or wrong, we should: 1. Assist our family members, co-workers, and fellow … Continue reading Ethical Protection

Rollcall Wisdom – Guardians of the Peace

    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

Muhammad Ali: A True Human Being

Hi All, Muhammad Ali is now physically gone.  He has died. Yes, he was a boxer.  He was an impeccable boxer!  But is that how he is remembered now? No, he is not remembered as “just” a boxer.  He is also not remembered as being “just” a person.  No…rather, he is remembered as having been a human being, a man of character, with immense moral … Continue reading Muhammad Ali: A True Human Being

Dignity of All

“What good are any of our relative values if they are twisted to violate the existence and dignity of even one human being?” The above quote is by James V. Morganelli, in the Forward of Jack Hoban’s fine book, The Ethical Protector: Essays on Police Ethics, Tactics and Techniques. If you haven’t already read this book, we highly recommend it.  We particularly like this quote … Continue reading Dignity of All

Community Guardians, Not Warriors

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