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No Guarantees

“A good process can lead to good outcomes, but it doesn’t guarantee them.” -Seth Godin We have said it before, but it bears repeating – we think that the folks in law enforcement are some of the best, most dedicated individuals on the planet. Those that we are blessed to

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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

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Calling Balls and Strikes

If there is a group that can identify somewhat with those in law enforcement today it is has to be umpires. You may be wondering (and rightfully so) what connection that umpires have with the honorable folks working the frontlines keeping our communities safe – I’ll do my best to

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Somber Thoughts

The events from Tuesday are still running through my head. Five FBI agents were shot – two of them fatally. The deadliest day for the Bureau since 9/11. These heroes paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving a search warrant for a child pornography case. Died protecting some of the most

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Overconfidence

By definition, overconfidence leads to risky behavior and inadequate preparation. – Seth Godin Overconfidence, perhaps another way of describing complacency, is something that all trainers should guard against. Not only for themselves, but also for those whom they train. Personally, trainers must be careful of overconfidence in a couple of

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Why Don’t We Listen?

In my last blog “Discretionary Time”, we talked about ways where we can intentionally create time during encounters with the public.  Although it’s not always possible, we should create discretionary time whenever we can.  That’s why our number one rule for effective communication is communicate from a position of safety/advantage.

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