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The Biggest Obstacle to Tactical Progress… and How to Beat It

Special Tactics has a great piece up on their site The Biggest Obstacle to Tactical Progress… and How to Beat It which gets into how a lot of wasted time on training days gets lost in the time spent arguing over tactics.

Pete’s Combat Wish List Pt 2: Mental Models, Mistakes, Reflection and Learning on the Fly

Mental models are the images, assumptions, and stories which we carry in our minds of ourselves, other people, institutions, and every aspect of the world. Like a pane of glass framing and subtly distorting our vision, mental models determine what we see. Human beings cannot navigate through the complex environments of our world without cognitive “mental maps”; and all of these mental maps, by definition, are flawed in some way.

Pete’s Wish List for Combat Warriors. Perhaps Some Lessons for Poliicng as Well?

I love this wish list by Pete Turner. It fits policing as well, as what I am teaching cops this year Procedural Justice and Combatting Violent Extremism. His take on emotional verse cultural intelligence is spot on and describes as well what we police must consider and how we police must be more deliberate in our policing efforts, to be more effective.

What Affect Does the Human Dimension and Human Bias Have on Policing?

There remains an awful lot of negative perceptions of police here in America. Since the summer of 2014, the issue of policing exploded in the national consciousness, etched there by video of one person after another dying at the hands of police.

What virtues are the most essential for a warrior to live by in order to prepare for, protect against and prevent violence? 

What virtues are the most essential for a warrior to live by in order to prepare for, protect against and prevent violence? 

Exploring Criminal Justice Careers Check Out the Community for Accredited Online Schools

Linked In has a new career help resource where professionals in their given fields can offer assistance to  those young people about to embark on their career choices. I have received several emails and calls over the last few months for those looking to break into policing careers.

A Great Break It Down Show Podcast on Interview and Interrogation: A Candid Straight Up Discussion

​I Did It -- Skip Rogers is an expert in interrogations and interviews. As a peace officer he worked for over 25 years in California. Along the way, he mastered the art of extracting confessions.

Experiential Learning a Big Part of The New Recruit Officer Course In Massachusetts: Looks Promising!

I attended a meeting today on the new Recruit Officer Course and was very excited to see what the Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) working together with State Subject Matter Experts along with John Blum of Force Concepts a consulting company based out of North Carolina and Tim Bonadies Founder of Law Enforcement Lea

Devising Solutions to Complex Police Problems: How Can We Get Better?

Over the years of facilitating scenario based learning with police, I have continually evolved programs of instruction in a way that I feel based on input from, the students in class and other sources that focus their efforts on the development of people I know are using the techniques and reaching the outcomes they seek, when handling crisis situations.

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