Officer Safety

The Feeling

That feeling. You know the one I’m taking about. The one that comes AFTER it’s “over”. You went to arrest someone, and they decided they didn’t want to be arrested. And they decided they would fight you in order to stay unarrested. But your training paid off. They are under arrest, and you aren’t injured. …

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One Extra

Football is back! Jackpot! And one of my sons is playing tackle football for the first time this year. And now when I watch a game, I can call it education as he and I see what different players do. Schooling in front of the tv – yeah, I’m in. I happened to be watching …

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What I Got

There was a story recently about a New York City Police Officer who saved the life of a stabbing victim. And this wasn’t some ordinary save. In fact, the hero officer, Ronald Kennedy, performed this feat using tape and a potato chip bag. When asked about it, Officer Kennedy responded, “It’s the best I could …

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Too Much

Boy, do I love baseball. I’ve written here before about my love for the game. I only wish that I had more time available to be able to sit and watch a game. One of the things that amuses/confuses me in baseball, though, are the way that “fights” are conducted. Here is how it usually …

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Irrelevance

If you don’t like change, you’re going to like irrelevance even less. –General Eric Shinseki “Because that’s the way we have always done it” has to be one of the most hated phrases here at Command Presence. If you want to announce to the world that you are complacent, that statement is one of the …

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After the Shift

Officer safety doesn’t end when your shift is over. It doesn’t end when you walk out of the station or when you get out of your uniform. Officer safety should cover way more than that. We have written about it here before, but the threat still exists. Too many of the folks that work in …

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Tightly Coupled

Many people refer to criminal justice agencies as paramilitary organizations. And in many ways perhaps they are. There is a rank structure, a clear chain of command, and some even have general orders. So, there are similarities. And it works well – at least most of the time. But sometimes this structure can actually have …

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