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April 2010 Blog Posts (20)

Charismatic Leadership Isn't Always Necessary!

Contrary to conventional wisdom, charisma isn’t the best solution in every situation. Many commentators on the various schools of leadership skew their research, opinions and recommendations to suit their personal predilections on leadership. While, the Charismatic leadership model is the preferred and promoted leadership model of the Core Edge Image & Charisma Institute, if a Traditional leadership model is affecting positive outcomes, the need for immediate charisma may not be necessary.… Continue

Added by Edward Brown on April 30, 2010 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Being a Cop is more than a Badge

Ever since I can remember I wanted to be in Law Enforcement, as a kid I would tail girls in the malls and at the end of the day I would complete reports of my actions and theirs; I know, today that would be considered stalking. For Christmas, I wanted all the police junk; the badge, fake radios, the police belt with fake handcuffs and toy guns. We would play cops and robbers and…


Added by Robert Bauer JD on April 30, 2010 at 11:40am — No Comments

Have a Bad Day? Kick an Administrator.


f you ask Joe Schmo what he thinks the most stressful part of being a cop would be, he’d say being shot at,…


Added by Jeff Shannon on April 25, 2010 at 11:27pm — No Comments

ILEETA: Handgun Combatives

"If you look like prey, you will be preyed upon," said Dave Spaulding, the 2010 Trainer of the Year, during yesterday's four-hour Handgun Combatives class at the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) Conference.

The goal, he said, is to look fearless and to prevail. How do you train your officers to do…


Added by Nicole Reino on April 23, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

ILEETA: Issues of Police Use of Deadly Force

What is an LEO's great need? According to Chief Jeff Chudwin, Village of Olympia Fields (Ill.) PD, it's to move from walking the edge of the knife to creating a 10-foot path that allows for maneuver, options and choices.…


Added by Nicole Reino on April 23, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

The One Thing That Separates Charismatic Personalities From Everyone Else

Actually, there are a few traits that separate charismatics from everyone else, but we will focus on just one attribute---personal constitution. Many pundits speak about the accessibility of charisma for any individual to partake. The standard platitudes involve standing erect, active listening and smiling. These manifestations of charisma are diametrically different to what makes for a charismatic personality. It is important to underscore the difference between what charismatics are doing and… Continue

Added by Edward Brown on April 23, 2010 at 1:17am — No Comments

ILEETA: Off-Duty Carry & Preparedness

“I don’t think there’s anything more offensive than our officers dying on the streets,” said Sgt. Betsy Brantner Smith, as she opened her class at the seventh annual International Law Enforcement Trainers and Educators Association (ILEETA) Conference.

The class, titled “It Can Happen to You,” was focused on off-duty carry and preparedness.

“We must expect the unexpected,” says Smith. The only difference between being on duty and off duty is that when officers…


Added by Nicole Reino on April 21, 2010 at 7:39am — 3 Comments

2010 Trainer of the Year: Dave Spaulding, consummate trainer, recognized with award

The 2010 Trainer of the Year Award is given, said Law Officer Editor in Chief Dale Stockton, “because what’s recognized is repeated.”…


Added by Crawford Coates on April 21, 2010 at 1:01am — No Comments

Lunch with Suzie Sawyer, executive director of Concerns of Police Survivors

As Ed Nowicki told me, "If you don’t like Suzie Sawyer, there’s something seriously wrong with you."

So lucky was I to have lunch with her this afternoon after her keynote at ILEETA.…


Added by Crawford Coates on April 20, 2010 at 11:46pm — No Comments

What Corporate America Could Learn from Police Hiring Practices to Recruit Quality Employees

Many departments require an applicant to take a personality test as part of the hiring process. This test determines the personality traits of the applicant as well as I.Q. (Intelligence Quotient). The questions tend to be multiple choice allowing for the applicant to choose the answer that best reflects his feelings on a particular topic. A personality profile helps the employer view traits that he believes may or may not help the organization reach its goals. While this may not be cost… Continue

Added by Edward Brown on April 16, 2010 at 2:31pm — No Comments

Rethinking Psychotherapy.



Added by Jeff Shannon on April 11, 2010 at 7:55pm — No Comments

Social Media Policy & the Law

You can’t hide from the internet. You can shape how people see you, and you must do this--on the internet.

“Your community is on the internet. Your criminals are on the internet. You need to be on the internet,” says attorney Frederick…


Added by Crawford Coates on April 9, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

What Makes a Hacker?

You want to be paranoid? Hang out with Peter Berghammer for an hour or two, who swears he’s not paranoid. And listening to him, you begin to believe he’s right ...

He began with an innocuous enough perception: Hackers like to share and collaborate. They fear what they perceive to be a lack of…


Added by Crawford Coates on April 8, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

The Police: Bedrock of Civilization

In society people often do not want justice, they more often than not want their way. Traffic stops by police officers are often a 'tell all' in human motivation. As a former Atlanta police officer and now a civilian, I realize how important it is to obey the rules of the road. Just imagine that with the invention of the automobile came the rules of the road. How many accidents and deaths occurred before citizens were required to 'earn' a driver's license? Traffic laws serve many purposes, but… Continue

Added by Edward Brown on April 8, 2010 at 9:31pm — No Comments

Boca Raton Gets It

“We did not do this the right way,” said Chief Dan Alexander of the Boca Raton (Fla.) Police Department. “We’re better now but a lot of stuff was out of order. If you can, learn from our mistakes.”

As far as I can tell, they did everything right. Social media are fluid. What works…


Added by Crawford Coates on April 8, 2010 at 2:31pm — No Comments

Time to Face Up

Law Officer’s Facebook page has more fans now than our magazine’s circulation. That's amazing.

“When you talk about social media,” says Laurie Stevens, who organized the Smile Conference. “Cops think Facebook. It’s what most cops jump to.”…


Added by Crawford Coates on April 8, 2010 at 10:43am — 1 Comment

You Tweeted What?

Outside, the sun was shining. The cherry trees were blossoming. D.C. was humming with springtime vigor. Inside, cops, PIOs and investigators were learning about how to tweet. The Social Media in Law Enforcement (Smile) Conference was underway. Those folks outside didn’t know what they were missing.…


Added by Crawford Coates on April 7, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

D. C. Metropolitan Region Mourns Loss Of Another Maryland Police Officer By Karen L. Bune

Still mourning the very recent loss of Prince George's County Maryland Police Officer Thomas Jensen who died as a result of a crash while responding to a call for service, the Washington D. C. Metropolitan region has now suffered another tragedy with the death of Montgomery County Maryland Police Officer Hector Ayala. Officer Ayala was travelling to a call to aid his fellow officers concerning a fight in progress when his cruiser crashed into a tree resulting in his…


Added by Karen L. Bune on April 6, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Why cops get fat and die young.

That's an eye grabber, eh? I would have called this week's entry something like, "Stress physiology 101 for cops," but I've been told my blog name is boring and…


Added by Jeff Shannon on April 4, 2010 at 1:15pm — 1 Comment

Police Success Development Training

One of the greatest challenges facing law enforcement in the future will be how to maintain the enthusiasm officers shared before graduating from the academy. This…


Added by Edward Brown on April 2, 2010 at 3:28pm — No Comments

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