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Law Enforcement Squad Stress Management: “Q-TIP” Theory Explained

By Mark Bond, professor of criminal justice at American Military University

Quit Taking It Personally (Q-TIP) is a tool to help reduce the adrenaline rush that often causes poor decision-making when officers find themselves in stressful situations (Bond, 1998).

Q-TIP theory was designed to be used as a code word to help officers stay focused when their body’s natural “fight or flight” defenses were activated.

Bias-Based Policing: A Felony in Some States

By Michael Beshears, professor of criminal justice at American Military University

Individuals typically cannot define exactly what constitutes bias-based policing. Bias-based policing is often misinterpreted as pertaining to just racial profiling. However, bias-based policing not only encompasses race and ethnicity, but it also includes gender, sexual orientation, economic status, religious beliefs, and age.

Police Officers Must Learn Mental Toughness and how to have a Warrior Mentality

By Dave Malone

There are many characteristics that make a person a good police officer, but nothing is as important as mental toughness. I spent nearly 33 years in law enforcement, with 10 of those as the Chief of Police in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. I found that the most successful officers, the ones who thrived in the profession and handled the stress most successfully, were those who actively worked to make themselves mentally tough.

9 Ways to Insert Yourself into Your Agency’s Succession Plan

By Jeff Kuhn Public safety agencies continue to grapple with challenges of effective succession planning brought on by the aging of baby-boomers, early retirements due to budgetary cutbacks, and lack of resources for adequate management training. The responsibility for preparing future leadership within these agencies is most commonly placed in the hands of police, fire and emergency management executives.

Depth of Knowledge

By Dennis Porter - The world of policing is changing quickly. There are new legal decisions, procedures and technical advances almost everyday. How is a police officer working irregular, unpredictable hours supposed to keep up with this? In these economic circumstances, when all budgets are being examined, how can departments afford to keep their officers’ training up-to-date? In this column I will provide some options for agencies and officers to gain free or affordable training and information.