We Must All Recommit To Our Communities

Our hearts go out to the men, women and families of the Dallas Police Department as we, as a nation, mourn their loss.

At the same time we as leaders within law enforcement must all recommit to providing the best service we can to the communities within which we live and work.

We must commit to both protecting and to serving our communities
We must commit to holding ourselves to the highest standards
We must commit to fair and impartial policing
We must commit to caring for ourselves and our peers so that we may better do all of these things

This has been a horrible week… Continue reading

Law Enforcement Learning the Millennial Way

Editors Note: CopsAlive.com welcomes a new contributor: Sgt. Brian Cain.

Knowledge. We all strive to attain it. We read books, police trade journals, law enforcement industry-specific publications, online articles, and attend conferences. We will spend thousands of dollars in our lifetime pursuing knowledge. Some people will even go on to continue their education by getting a degree. All of those are great ways to gain knowledge. While those traditional means of gaining knowledge have worked for decades, I can’t help but wonder if they are still the best ways.

I love learning. I love studying leadership. I love technology. Those three things have combined to revolutionize the way that I consume leadership material. I get books and download digital copies onto my Kindle. I subscribe to websites via RSS to get new posts from leaders in the public and private sectors. I find leadership centered podcasts on iTunes and download them to my iPod. I download audiobooks and put those on my iPod. I truly learn the millennial way.

If some of those terms, like RSS and podcast, sound a little strange and unfamiliar, don’t worry. I am not going to try to shove a bunch of technology lingo and explanations down your throat. I just simply want to… Continue reading