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Are Gated Communities Really Secure?

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People concerned with maximizing their home security have been moving to gated communities in large numbers. The U.S. Census Bureau states 11 million households resided in gated communities in 2009, an increase from the seven million reported in 2001. It would look like living behind a barrier would be more secure, but is it really?

Incident Command: the team cohesion aspect of the SitRep

Over the past few weeks, I have been re-engineering Police Incident Command according to The Illinois Model law enforcement operations system (LEOpSys). Most of the ideas aren't earth-shattering, but they suggest some small adjustments to the nationally-mandated program. The first several posts lay some foundation into our vision of what IC should be.

Incident Command: Communicating the Situation and Location By Louis Hayes

Over the past few weeks, I have been re-engineering Police Incident Command according to The Illinois Model law enforcement operations system (LEOpSys). Most of the ideas aren't earth-shattering, but they suggest some small adjustments to the nationally-mandated program. The first several posts lay some foundation into our vision of what IC should be.

Incident Command: a problem-solving approach By Louis Hayes

Over the course of the next few weeks, I will be re-engineering Police Incident Command according to The Illinois Model law enforcement operations system (LEOpSys). Most of the ideas aren't earth-shattering, but they suggest some small adjustments to the nationally-mandated program. These first several posts lay some foundation into our vision of what IC should be.

Overmilitarization: Why Law Enforcement Needs to Scale Down Its Use of Military Hardware and Tactics By Evan Bernick

Call it American law enforcement’s “We’re going to need a bigger boat” moment.

Leadership 101: Let your troops learn from mistakes By Vance "Fox" Rosen

Often we fail to give the big picture to our subordinates and instead guide each and every phase of an operation

I heard a great story the other day. I don't know where it came from, so I can't give proper credit, but it isn't mine.

A commander received three new lieutenants and wanted to see what they were made of. He told them that they had all day to come up with a mission order to put up a flagpole.

He told them that they would each have a flagpole, basic tools, a sergeant, and a platoon.

The Only Acceptable Mission Order

John Boyd’s Art of War Why our greatest military theorist only made colonel. By William S. Lind

John Boyd during the Korean War

John Boyd during the Korean War

A great piece on Col John Boyd and his ideas that evolved military thinking towards maneuver and leadership methodology towards the adaptive. The piece was written by William Lind author of the Maneuver Warfare Handbook.

Stay Oriented! Fred

Police militarization and the Ethical Warrior By Jack E. Hoban & Bruce J. Gourlie

The public has nothing to fear from well-trained tactical teams made up of motivated Ethical Warriors

Police militarization has become a popular topic in the mainstream media — people are even writing books about it. Allegations abound that American law enforcement is becoming an aggressive, over-gunned commando army. Critics argue that our police are becoming militarized, adopting the weapons and attitudes of the battlefield for policing America’s streets.

Is this concern valid?

Safe Streets, Overruled By Heather McDonald of the City Journal

A judge’s appalling decision will endanger New York’s most vulnerable residents.

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