Decision Making

Train the brain: Using tactical decision games in training Published at POLICE ONE

On-the-job training and experience is often stated as “the way” to learn the job of policing. What does this mean to us cops? Does it mean with time on the job we’ll get better at what we do, automatically, or magically from working shift after shift and handling call after call? Every time we race to the scene and charge towards the sounds of danger and come out safe with suspect in custody, mean that we have somehow gotten better just by being there and participating in the dangerous encounter?

Mindset and Winning is About Much More than Words, Isn't It?

“It’s about mind over matter. I don’t mind and you don’t matter.” ~Marine Corps Drill Instructor, Parris Island 1980

"It Never Happens Here" So WHY Do We Train?

“Nine-tenths of tactics are certain and taught in books: but the irrational tenth is like the kingfisher flashing across the pool, and that is the test of generals. It can only be ensured by instinct, sharpened by thought practicing the stroke so often that at the crisis it is as natural as a reflex.” ~T.E Lawrence

It Never Happens Here

TO BE or TO DO: Instead of Pursuing Glory, Pursue Excellence

“Instead of pursuing glory, pursue excellence.” ~J. Scott Shipman


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