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Adaptive Leader Methodology (ALM) workshop with Baltimore Police, November 2009 with Don Vandergriff

The essence of winning and losing is in learning how to shape or influence events so that we not only magnify our spirit and strength but also influence potential adversaries as well as the uncommitted so that they are drawn toward our philosophy and are empathetic towards our success.” ~Col. John Boyd

Coffee and Conversation: Issues that Affect Law Enforcement and Security: Walking our Talk to Officer Safety

The month of November was filled with conflict and violence: Fort Hood, Orlando, Lakewood Washington and numerous other incidents across the country that gained little attention in the headlines. The blogs and articles I wrote in relation to these events and the efforts we need to make to prevent them focus mostly on the community or workplace. This morning while sitting here with a hot cup of coffee I am thinking about cops and officer safety.

The Mexicanization of American Law Enforcement by Judith Miller

Beheadings and amputations. Iraqi-style brutality, bribery, extortion, kidnapping, and murder. More than 7,200 dead—almost double last year’s tally—in shoot-outs between federales and often better-armed drug cartels. This is modern Mexico, whose president, Felipe Calderón, has been struggling since 2006 to wrest his country from the grip of four powerful cartels and their estimated 100,000 foot soldiers.

Napolitano says recent arrests represent a terror warning

“Al-Qaeda followers are inside the United States and would like to attack targets here and in other countries, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Wednesday night.

Are America's officers at war? with Joel F. Shults, Ed.D

Before we write off the most recent mass killings of police officers as the individual work of one violent miscreant (or even a few violent miscreants, counting those who aided and abetted after the fact) or the failure of “cracks in the justice system,” we need to take the kind of connect-the-dots examination of patterns of violence that we have learned to do with terrorism.

Slain Wash. officers respected for careers, family life

The four victims of Sunday morning's shooting were veteran officers who brought a range of talents to the fledgling Lakewood Police Department when it was created in 2004, according to Lakewood Police Chief Bret Farrar.

"This is a very difficult time for our families and our officers," he said. "Please keep our families and Lakewood Police in your prayers."

The slain officers "all have been outstanding professionals," he added.

The Ultimate Test of a Warrior: Seattle Police Officer Confronts the Lakewood Officers Killer from Spartan Cops

Maurice Clemmons, the Lakewood Officers Killer, is dead today because of the actions of a true warrior, Seattle Police Officer Benjamin Kelly.

Confronting the most brutal cop killer in America by yourself is an awesome challenge for anyone. Continue reading

Crime and Fourth Generation Warfare "a really bad intersection" From Project White Horse

Ed Beakley who publish great information on his web-site Project White Horse on the topic of crises preparedness and response has posted a new link Crime and Fourth Generation Warfare.

OODA LOOPS AND COPS

Over on JOHN BOYD America's Greatest Military Theorist John Robb has began posting articles for cops that discuss COL John Boyd's Theories as the apply to the street. His first series comes from Spartan Cops.

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