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

Be a Conscious Change Agent

Everyday we all have the choice to pick the same old path, or to step forth on a new path, probably alone, that actually can make a difference. The world is made by Change Agents. That’s because we are all actually Change Agents. And this is precisely because we all cause changes in the world by how we show up, by how we present ourselves, by how … Continue reading Be a Conscious Change Agent

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

The Last Word

  Hi All, Please see this brief article targeted at a leadership audience.  As the author of that article makes clear, getting the last word when involved in a verbal retort with someone is an ego-boost.  The ego, in its drive to be correct, wants the last word, and we often find ourselves doing whatever it takes to get it. For Law Enforcement, Public Safety, … Continue reading The Last Word

Empathy in Public Safety & Law Enforcement

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

Keeping Yourself and Others Safe

Hi Everyone.  I’m reblogging an outstanding post by none other than Gary Klugiewicz from Vistelar.  Go over to the high quality Vistelar blog and read this article, entitled, Keeping Yourself and Others Safe.   Gary shares a great article which raises so many points about the public, about Public Safety officials, about media, and about our overall social contract. Go there and check it out.  Let … Continue reading Keeping Yourself and Others Safe