Tactical Communications

It’s How You Say What You Saw by Patrick Van Horne

Here is an article that was recently written by Patrick Van Horne and published in the Illinois Tactical Officer’s Association (ITOA) quarterly journal.

“The benefits of Tactical Awareness don’t end with the recognition of someone who warrants additional attention. Tactical behavioral analysis provides a vocabulary for police officers to articulate what led them to make decisions.”

NYPD’s New Strategy for Dealing with Stressful Interactions, Absurd or Realistic?

I have been reading up on the new retraining program for the NYPD. It advices “Cops should take a deep breath’’ — and close their eyes — when dealing with angry people. If you feel like cursing…take a breath mint. It just might help you from using foul language.

The power of a handshake!

cop shaking hands Frank Borelli posted what I think is an important article over at www.officer.com titled

Police accountability expert discusses Dallas incident

By Samuel Walker and Nicole Stockdale
Dallas Morning News

DALLAS — Dallas police Officer Robert Powell made national headlines after his traffic stop of NFL player Ryan Moats outside a hospital where his mother-in-law was dying. Powell resigned Wednesday, but the story isn't over in Dallas, where the Police Department's internal investigation continues and public outrage refuses to quell.

Dallas police officer on leave for delaying NFL player as he tried to visit dying relative

DALLAS - A police officer was placed on administrative leave Thursday over a traffic stop involving an NFL player whom he kept in a hospital parking lot and threatened to arrest while his mother-in-law died inside the building.

Officer Robert Powell also drew his gun during the March 18 incident involving Houston Texans running back Ryan Moats in the Dallas suburb of Plano, police said. Star Tribune

Sun Tzu Series Part 8: Interpersonal Communication: Doing What We Know How To Do, Better...in the Tactical Realm of Conflict

Know yourself and know your enemy. You will be safe in every battle. You may know yourself but not know the enemy. You will then lose one battle for every one you win. You may not know yourself or the enemy. You will then lose every battle. ~Sun Tzu

Sun Tzu's Series Part 7 Methods: Create Unity and Gain the Advantage with Tactical Communication

DARKNESS TO LIGHT “Plan an advantage by listening. Adjust to the situation. Get assistance from the outside. Influence events.

Interpersonal Communications and Officer Survival

Interpersonal Communications and Officer Survival:

How Understanding The Boyd Cycle and Non-Verbal Communication
Can Save a Law Enforcement Officer’s Life!


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