Strategic and Tactical Mindset

PoliceOne.Com Published: Are you prepared to adapt and win on the street?

With cops being killed in the line of duty at a 60 percent higher rate than two years ago, and nine cops (as of this writing) already tragically lost in 2012, this ability to adapt and shift tactics in my view is a big missing factor in our training and in our thinking in the law enforcement profession. This “ace in the hole” concept conjures up thoughts of being agile, flexible and being prepared for the worst. In other words being adaptable, being prepared to adjust our responses to meet the changing conditions we encounter on the street.

You've Got To Have an Ace in the Hole. Are You Prepared to Adapt and Win on the Street?

“Adaptability is an effective change in response to an altered situation. Adaptability is not speed of reaction, but the slower, more deliberate processes associated with problem solving.” ~Don Vandergriff

What has 2011 Taught You About Officer Safety and Effectiveness?

“I learned that good judgment comes from experience and that experience grows out of mistakes.” ~General of the Army Omar N. Bradley

Police One, column 'Staying Oriented' article #1: 'Red Teaming' the cop killer

Editor’s (Doug Wiley) Note: We’re pleased to introduce Fred Leland as the newest member in our roster of writers. I “met” Fred via the professional networking website LinkedIn, and just moments into our initial phone contact knew we had an opportunity to collaborate in the shared mission of helping police officers be safer and more successful on the street.

Mental Toughness and The Competitive Nature of Conflict

Competition

“A general in all of his projects should not think so much about what he wishes to do as what his enemy will do; he should never

Mental Toughness and...The Power to Adapt

“Unhappy the general who comes on the field of battle with a system.” ~Napoleon Bonaparte

Too Focused? You Might Miss Something Important

Great article on inattentional blindness. Missing the obvious, while focused on something else YOU believe is important is very common in dynamic encounters. Cops and the citizen should read this article as it an important concept to understand for those responding to dangerous circumstances and in the aftermath of police use of force situations.

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