Torture. Grisly murders. Sexual deviance. Serial crimes. It’s like a train wreck. We can’t look away.
The television shows light up our homes with visions of detectives who have mind boggling skills to extract confessions and the ability to read people better than the average civilian. It certainly leads us to believe in some metaphorically way that deceptive behavior is somehow only uncovered by Voodoo magic. Wow. That’s all very fascinating […]
Once you become a law enforcement officer (LEO) and you have immersed yourself in the police culture, the daily challenges, and the dynamic adventures-does the lust for the career ever wear off? Sure. There are times when you question yourself and your choices of profession. Lucky for me, those times were few and far between. […]
It is no secret law enforcement officers are subjected to a constant bombardment of human misery, public demands, and administrative regulation. Many law enforcement officials compartmentalize these components and address each one appropriately with time and circumstance.
The communication process has become a learned skill such that many of us may not realize we are analyzing, positioning, listening, decoding, thinking ahead, and perceiving all at the same time, among other things. Those are just a select few of the steps and techniques we may go through in one small conversation. At a […]
Talk to me. Police want to hear what a hostage taker has to say.
As most parents, mine wished me the best in my endeavors and wanted me to be successful at whatever I chose to do as a career.
Just as social media is important to law enforcement agencies for investigative purposes and community engagement, it is also imperative for them to monitor and police their own personal accounts. What does this mean for peace officers? As an officer, your life changes once you put on the uniform and badge. You cannot afford to […]
Interviews and interrogations are two separate procedural communication techniques used in law enforcement. Both are valuable in extracting information. Interviews are conducted in a non-accusatory tone while interrogations tend to be an aggressive monologue. Interviews often allow for the suspect to do most of the talking with open ended questions designed to elicit a narrative […]
Officers experience and observe idiosyncratic activity unique to other professions. There are moments of despair and moments of glory. In between those two pendulums are the odd occurrences, humorous encounters, and thrills. Perhaps you are familiar with some of these factors of police life. Below are some of my favorites: