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Stop Working

I’m metaphorically raising my hand. Now I’m gesticulating with the entire arm, furiously, while grunting the attention-getting signature: “Ooo-ooo!” Alas. It’s almost impossible to be heard over the din and incessant clamor resonating from the clueless and biased masses. But if someone here is willing to pay attention, I have the answer. I know how…

As a Police Officer, is it Good to be Prejudiced?

I’ve been watching the saturation of coverage on the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin verdict over the past several weeks and now the ‘Stop and Frisk’ controversy in New York. I’m not going to talk about the racial aspects being addressed ad nauseum in the media; instead I want to focus on the issue concerning “profiling” and…

Leadership Personality

What’s the biggest obstacle to overcome in order for you to lead effectively? It’s not budgets. It’s not educational restrictions. It’s not having the wrong people to lead. It’s not having a lousy boss yourself. It’s not the money you make or the assignment you’re given. While all of the above may be challenges, the…

Communication for the Street

In 1995 I was asked to sit through the canned communications course that was being presented to recruits at the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy in Glen Ellyn, Ill. I was teaching related subjects at the time that included Psychology of Perception, Stress and Variant Behavior. I sat through two hours of the lesson which was…

Is Bullying a Crime?

Humans have been coexisting on this spinning orb anywhere from 6, 000 to 30,000 years. To avoid any arguments let’s split the difference and say we’ve been bipedal with a functioning frontal lobe for roughly 18,000. That’s 6,575,000 days. In my opinion, so far, we’ve been doing fine without anti-bullying laws. READ MORE