Officer Safety

Losing and Winning

I remember clearly my high school basketball coach speaking (yelling?) to us during a timeout. You see, we were ahead by a sizable score to begin the second half. Yet, here we were in the fourth quarter barely holding on to our lead. The reason – we had slowed down our pace trying to milk … Losing and Winning Read More »

Avoid the Corners

“…officers then kicked him repeatedly and beat him with batons for a reported 15 minutes. The video showed that more than a dozen cops stood by, watching and commenting on the beating.” “Residents set fires, looted and destroyed liquor stores, grocery stores, retail shops and fast food restaurants.” Are these quotes from today’s news coverage? … Avoid the Corners Read More »

Hope Is Not a Plan

“I sure hope…” How many times have we heard (said?) this during our law enforcement career? We are once again forced to raise our collective hand here at Command Presence. Too many times we have relied upon the “hope fairy” to carry us through a particular situation. Now we aren’t against hope – people, groups, … Hope Is Not a Plan Read More »

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