Fred Leland

Teaching Adaptability…and Firearms Training

MWCC Ammo

“Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.” ~ Peter T. McIntyre

ITOA News: Articles By John Farnam, Patrick Van Horne, Jeff Chudwin, Don Vandergriff, Yours Truly and More

This edition of the ITOA News has some very important articles.

  • Henk Iverson: has a great piece on John S. Farnam titled Master Trainer
  • John Farnam himself has a piece titled The Alamo!
  • Eric Perkins—Director ITOA: Field Training Exercise (FTX)—Illinois State Police District 5 Headquarters—Night Shoot
  • Fred Leland: OODA Loop’s, Street Cop’s and the Strategic Game of Interaction

Be Passionate, Back Up and Empower Your People, and You Will Get The Culture Right

I stumbled upon an article that was written last year with some insights from General James 'Mad Dog' Mattis on the 4 Lessons Every Business Leader Can Learn From Legendary Marine General I think every leader including those in policing can learn from. We police all too often complain about our bad cultures, the lack of motivation and the unwillingness of our men and woman to take responsibility.

I Am Spartacus…No I Am Spartacus: Is Your Police Organization United?

Does your Organization Live and Breathe a Shared Vision?

NYPD’s New Strategy for Dealing with Stressful Interactions, Absurd or Realistic?

I have been reading up on the new retraining program for the NYPD. It advices “Cops should take a deep breath’’ — and close their eyes — when dealing with angry people. If you feel like cursing…take a breath mint. It just might help you from using foul language.

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