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Two Views Of How To Get Effective Communication To Work For You

How to approach each call as an improv skit and how to talk persuasively to hostile people were two topics related to effective police communication featured recently at the 2016 WINx training event in suburban Chicago. The one-day program, presented annually by its founders, Force Science Analysts Brian Willis, president of Winning Mind Training, and...
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Suspicious Indicators Can Help Foil Terrorists Before They Strike

“Response is the traditional role of law enforcement, but protecting your community from terrorist attack requires a different strategy. Being prepared to respond is very different from being proactive. If you have to respond to a terrorist event, that’s a failure. With those challenging observations, Michael Rozin, an internationally recognized expert on counterterrorism, recently kicked...
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3 Keys For Maximizing The Value Of Video Footage

Getting maximum value from video of a controversial use-of-force encounter may require more than just viewing raw footage as it comes from the camera. In fact, three extra steps are often the keys that allow investigators and other interested parties to unlock critical secrets “hidden” in recordings that may not be evident at first glance,...
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As Police Deaths Mount, What Can You Do Now To Stay Safe?

It’s a bloody year for cops so far. At the end of June, total duty-related fatalities in the U.S. are up 8% compared to the same time last year, according to preliminary figures from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Officer murders from gunfire are spiking an alarming 38% increase. If trends hold through...
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Practical Pointers For Preventing “Suicide By Inches”

Part 2 of a 2-part series [Editor’s note: In our last transmission, we reported on a new documentary film, “The Pain Behind the Badge,” which features 3 officers who experienced emotional melt-downs from the cumulative stress of life on the street. Two contemplated suicide and the third saw the near-dissolution of his marriage before they...
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