John Bostain

Do the Opposite

If you’ve been following this blog, you know we have been discussing our Think C.L.E.A.R. approach to officer safety.  As a reminder, C.L.E.A.R. is an acronym representing the five key principles to make you safer on every call.  C stands for Communication and today, we wrap up our discussion on that topic. We believe there …

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Discretionary Time

In my last blog, Communication: It’s About Time to Remove the Reactionary Gap from Training, we talked about what we consider the number one rule for effective communication, which is “always communicate for a position of advantage”. We discussed the concept of the reactionary gap and why teaching officers to just “create distance” isn’t always …

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Answering the Call 2020

Does a people-centric approach mean increased risks to officer safety or compromised situational awareness? Or does it mean the opposite? Experts in use of force, officer training, and public policy join us to discuss this issue.

2015 WINx Talk

In this powerful talk, John Bostain talks about the importance of community relationships, trust and mentoring. As a police officer in Virginia, John became a mentor for a young man and the relationship drastically altered both if their lives.

It’s Time to Think CLEAR About Officer/Citizen Encounters

Police interactions with citizens are in the national spotlight. What previously wouldn’t have made the local paper, now makes national news and the presence of video during these encounters has become the norm. Not since the early 90’s, in the aftermath of the Rodney King incident, has there been such intense focus and scrutiny on …

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