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Of Garbage Cans and Paradox: Reflexively Reviewing Design, Mission Command, and the Gray Zone:

Just read this piece this morning by Grant Martin, Of Garbage Cans and Paradox: Reflexively Reviewing Design, Mission Command, and the Gray Zone. What a great analysis on how bureaucracies, work and how to overcome or better yet, how to use them in technical or linear problems and learn how to adapt problem solving methods in the gray zon

Police Speed Detecting Tactics: A Guest Post

When it comes to catching reckless drivers, there’s a lot of different tactics and methods used to catch them. As the people of the road evolve, so does law enforcement. It’s a never-ending struggle to catch people who are out there endangering others and themselves but sometimes, the tactics used to catch minor offenses like non-felony speeding are a little outrageous. One of the most common tricks we see out on the road is hiding.

Podcast from Professional Military Education: John Boyd, Maneuver Warfare, and Marine Corps Doctrinal Publication-1

I listened to a great podcast over at the Professional Military Education site, John Boyd, Maneuver Warfare and MCDP-1 Warfighting which I feel will add great value for those wanting to understand Boyd's ideas, what maneuver actually is and how its used to gain position of advantage and get inside the mind of an adversary. This is part 1 of a 2 part series.

Walk,Sacrafice, Work ...Always Hungry Never Satified! What it Takes to Fight Complacency

Listen to this when you feel lazy! This video will make your day! Best Morning Motivation.

Turning Tragedy into Victory...We Must Start APPLYING LESSONS LEARNED

Triumph over Tragedy

After watching to many cops die in the line of duty, I have come to believe that if surviving officers, to include police leadership, truly want to honor those who have fallen in the line of duty, then they must learn the important lessons that come from their experiences and commit themselves to the quest for mastery in policing. The status quo is not good enough!

Police Responses Demands Constant and Repeated Action...Throughout the Tactical Encounter

I listened to a great podcast this morning on John Boyd and Maneuver Warfare which lead me to a great article by the guest Major Ian Brown titled Opening the Loop in which he explains the importance of being able to open up the OODA Loop when according with an adversary. This is a very important concept to understand and be able to apply in policing as well.

All Police Actions Take Place in an Atmosphere of Uncertainty

"Certainty, risk, and uncertainty. In everyday language, we make a distinction between “certainty” and “risk,” but the terms “risk” and “uncertainty” are mostly used as synonyms. They aren’t. In a world of known risks, everything, including the probabilities, is known for certain. Here, statistical thinking and logic are sufficient to make good decisions. In an uncertain world, not everything is known, and one cannot calculate the best option. Here, good rules of thumb and intuition are also required." ~Gerd Gigerenzer, Risk Savy

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