We Are the Light in the Darkness

The law enforcement community has experienced some saddening and even deeply concerning events as of late. Outside of the usual dangers and issues we face on a daily basis, police officers are being outright disrespected and insulted in the news and on social media....

Law Enforcement Promotion Recommendations

Joshua and I recently taught a class on getting promoted. This class is not as easy to run as one may think. It has been our experience that in non-civil service states, every department runs their promotion processes differently. Some are simply a written test and an...

Resolve to Learn in 2019

I have truly enjoyed reading Jordan Peterson’s book, The 12 Rules for Life. In the chapter, Tell the Truth, or At Least Don’t Lie, Jordan, in his cerebral manner, illustrates the importance of learning and growing. He explains that beyond the...

Why Training Evaluations Are ImportantLadies and Gentlemen,GSPCC is on its fourth year of providing law enforcement instruction. I started with teaching law enforcement test preparation seminars and leadership for first-line supervisors. Over the years we have added...

Going from Good to Great, Part II

My post last month came from an outstanding book that I read titled, “Good to Great”, by Jim Collins. What I truly enjoyed the most from the book was how Jim’s research revealed some particular attributes of companies that went from ho-hum status to...
From GOOD to GREAT

From GOOD to GREAT

My post this month involves a friend of mine. I attended the 110th New Hampshire Police Academy in 1996. Also in attendance was a guy by the name of James Sartell (Jay). Jay was not in my platoon, so we did not interact that often. When we did, I always liked him and...

Are we TRULY Using Our Evaluations Effectively?

As a person who has spent the last couple of years teaching and discussing the foundations of good leadership, said discussions inevitably turn to department evaluations. I hear from some officers who say that their departments have evaluations but often forget to...

True Leadership Begins When You Step Out of Your Comfort ZoneRecently, Josh and I decided to add some important material to our first-line supervisor leadership class. While reviewing some material on leading up the chain of command, Josh disagreed with the tone of...