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It’s time to have an uncomfortable conversation. I get asked quite frequently why I think “good” cops don’t do more to speak out against “bad” cops. I began asking several law enforcement colleagues what they thought about this, and one replied, “There’s only one thing people hate more than a cop, and that’s a snitch. Everybody hates a snitch.” Yikes!

While that’s one way to answer the question, I do believe...

In the Book of Ezekiel, Ezekiel receives a call and commission from the Lord. I encourage you to read Ezekiel 2:3-7, but paraphrased, it reads like this:

“Son of man, I am sending you to the Israelites, to a rebellious nation that has rebelled against me… The people to whom I am sending you are obstinate and stubborn. Say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says.’ And whether they listen or fail to lis...

Develop a proactive strategy and have a plan to save your own life. Don't leave it to chance.

Last year for Christmas, my wife and I bought our then 5-year-old son several sets of Legos. To be honest, I never expected him to actually build some of the fancy creations on the boxes that he admired. Boy was I wrong!

My son labored all day with his Legos, only stopping for food and bathroom breaks. Then, later that Christmas evening, he ran downstairs excited to show us all his Lego Ninjago motorcycle cr...

As a law enforcement veteran and pastor, I have the unique opportunity to counsel officers through some of life’s many challenges. One of the most common challenges faced by officers that I counsel is confronting the decision to leave the job behind, and pursue other opportunities.

While there are definitely several good reasons to consider for leaving the career behind, there are also several reasons that a...

On my first day as a detective, a burglary-in-progress call came out over the radio. The whole unit responded, but as the new guy, I jumped in with a senior detective. On the way to the crime scene, he looked over at me with a smirk and said, “This one is yours.” I hadn’t yet fully realized what I was in for.

As we arrived at the crime scene, I observed uniformed officers everywhere, thre...

Note: Impatient? Here is the summary: We are terrible at building and maintaining relationships. Don't believe me? Next time you're in roll call, take inventory of the depressed, divorced and divisive co-workers around you. It's not a matter of character, but a matter of conditioning. As a consequence, the strategies we use to solve problems usually create more problems than they solve. Interested? Read on.

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Peace officers often quote scripture from Matthew 5:9, "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God." But, what happens when peace officers are no longer filled with a spirit of peace, and instead are filled with a spirit of fear?

As a police officer I justify with it, as a black man I wrestle with it, but as a Christian, I understand it. It's a fear trap. I've always found it inter...

I was recently interviewed by a pastor and close friend of mine for a leadership initiative that he is spearheading. During the interview, he asked me how I responded to adversity as a police officer, and what advice I could give to leaders who faced adversity in their lives.

I was never really conscious of it before, but law enforcement officers are pretty well conditioned to handle adversity. I've experien...