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SOFT SKILLS

Soft Skills2022-01-26T11:04:02-08:00

Predictable Patterns

Kidnapping is big business overseas, both inside and outside the continental United States. As a result, predictability is one of the most dangerous behavior characteristics you can exhibit, especially abroad. Customarily, beginning their attack at the airport, dedicated kidnappers will run surveillance outside your hotel, motel, or homestay and along your ground transportation routes. Although such predators remain a significant threat to all travelers, most people are blissfully ignorant of the genuine and growing threat [...]

By |August 31st, 2022|

STREET LEVEL | Straight Talk On Supervision & Leadership

By |August 23rd, 2022|

Recap. “Punishment” is only one of several aspects of discipline — frequently and wrongfully employed. “Context” is important. A violation, appearing clear-cut, may deserve mitigation, exoneration or even commendation. “Ink” should never dictate the level of discipline imposed. “Bad press” or departmental embarrassment decides far too many disciplinary actions. The [...]

Grey Looks Great on You

By |August 17th, 2022|

So, what’s with this ‘greyman’ concept? Well, on the surface, it sounds pretty simple – just blend in.    When you look deeper and get more into the details, it gets interesting. Subscribing to the grey man/grey woman idea means a lot of different things, so let’s narrow it down [...]

ORGANIZATIONAL TERRORISTS | Is This A Life Worth Living?

By |August 9th, 2022|

I’m pretty sure every organization has them. They may be called countless different things depending on where you work, but I refer to them as “Organizational Terrorists.” No matter what the name, we all know them. They’re the ones sucking on the Big Gulp-sized container of Haterade — whining, sniveling [...]

Home Defense

By |August 3rd, 2022|

Given current and emerging threats such as the open U.S. Southern border and crime surges throughout the major cities, law-abiding citizens have a commensurate and justified concern about rising home invasions. What are some recommended proactive measures to protect your home and family from such an undesired incident? Red cell, [...]

“HOW’S THAT AGAIN?” | A Failure To Communicate

By |August 2nd, 2022|

I’m a seasoned, okay, salty 26-year veteran of two major California law enforcement agencies. I’ve worked many aspects of the job — corrections, K-9, narcotics, traffic, auto theft, community policing — the list goes on. But, I still work patrol and get enormous satisfaction out of that drive to jail. [...]

Being Mindful

By |July 6th, 2022|

Have you ever walked into a room on a mission to retrieve something important only to stand there and think, ‘What did I come in here for?” how many times have you held your keys and thought, ‘where the heck are my keys?’ Or, with glasses resting on your head, [...]

School Violence

By |June 6th, 2022|

  "Sometimes we are responsible not because we are to blame, but because we are the only ones who can change it."                                                         - [...]

Incident Control

By |May 2nd, 2022|

Recent events have proven that bad things can, and do, happen to good people. An increase in crime, including home invasions, attacks on vehicles, and other violent physical assaults, are not part of some fiction novel. Properties have been destroyed, and businesses are looted then burnt to the ground in [...]

TOLERANCE AS A PROACTIVE MEASURE

By |April 19th, 2022|

In a society that consists of various cultures and backgrounds, conflicting beliefs, personal opinions, and political viewpoints are inevitable. Such inevitability sometimes leads to heated discussions, which may lead to acts of physical violence. The Merriam-Webster dictionary definition of tolerance is the capacity for the practice of recognizing and respecting [...]

RULE #4 | Be Sure of Your Target and What’s Beyond

By |March 29th, 2022|

Rule #4 reads, "Be Sure of your target and what's beyond it." That's easy on a square range with a two-dimensional target in front of a tall earthen berm. Too easy. Maybe you are moving. Far more often, the target is not moving; it is just static. And there is [...]

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