Police training soft skills


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

Training Rule #2 and Don’t Shoots

Someone once said - know the rules well enough so that you can know when to break them. However, there are some rules we should not break. Gunsite's Four Safety Rules can be on signs like this all over the facility. With that said, let us discuss the second of Jeff Cooper’s firearm safety rules – Never let your muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy. In the National Rifle Association’s vernacular, it [...]

By |January 23rd, 2023|

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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


By |March 29th, 2022|

When it comes to responding to extreme physical violence, a few guidelines can help keep you out of the hospital and on a victory track. Certain combative concepts applied mentally or physically can afford you the tactical advantage should you find yourself in a real-world close quarters combat scenario. One [...]

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