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THE TRUTH BEHIND RACIAL DISPARITIES IN FATAL POLICE SHOOTINGS: Great Research Every Cop and Every Citizen Should Read.

Reports of racially motivated, fatal shootings by police officers have garnered extensive public attention and sparked activism across the nation. New research from Michigan State University and University of Maryland reveals findings that flip many of these reports on their heads – white police officers are not more likely to have shot minority citizens than non-white officers.

Thought on Discipline: A Great Podcast Series from All Marine Radio, Every Police Leader Should Listen To

In policing we often wonder why the effectiveness of our organizations is less than we desire. We ponder all kinds of reasons, such as; budgets, time, the legal and liability effects. We label people as malcontents, nonconformists, or poor performers, or perhaps poor policies and procedures, rules and regulations and poor or inconsistent training. Failure to hold people accountable and a lack of discipline are also discussed at length.

Gary Klein – Cognitive Psychologist, Studies Decision Making in Crisis on The Break It Down Show..Outstanding Episode

Cognitive Psychologist, Studies Decision Making in Crisis - Making decisions, understanding intuition and getting better at adapting our decisions and thinking; especially when there isn't enough time or information to make the best decision. There's actually a guy, Gary Klein, that studies highly complex, extreme risk decisions and how to improve them.

Keys to Training Excellence: Evidence Based Research Policing Can Use

Been talking about and doing experiential learning and the art of facilitation in police training for well over a decade (closer to 2 decades). "When it comes to police training the method of delivery (not the content) determined the maintenance and flexibility of the skill.” Its about how we teach the programs that matters! Rote learning via PowerPoint lectures and check the box training programs teaching solely skill sets and school solutions must end.

PODCAST: Tactical Decision Games with Bruce Gudmundsson and Don Vandergriff

Military leaders are faced with a dilemma unique among the professions. While doctors get to practice medicine, architects get to design buildings, and educators get to teach students on a daily basis, military professionals spend the vast majority of their careers preparing to do a job they rarely, and in some fortunate cases, never have to actually perform.

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