1. Don’t Wait to Let Them Know

    The past week I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on some of life’s journeys and the cruel and unusual twists that come with them.  I’m currently in my 20th year of law enforcement and know my time in this career is nearing its end.  Yet, I’m extremely fortunate that my current assignment al…Read More

  2. The Perfect Day

    This week Andrea and I had an encounter with our kids that made me take pause and ask myself what am I doing.  It started early in the week when we all arrived at the house from our variety of activities, I remember hearing Andrea ask Taiya “how was school?”.  Taiya gave the same response I pr…Read More

  3. Another senseless loss!

    In the wake of losing another police officer to violence in Colorado I sent this message to all of the recruits I am privileged to lead as they start their careers: Good morning team, Last night while I was doing homework with my son safely in the comfort of my home, an Adams County deputy lost his …Read More

  4. Being Tired Never Felt So Good

    Being Tired Never Felt So Good This week is one of my favorite weeks of my work year.  It’s the first week I get to train all of our new officers in the critical physical skills and decision making processes that come with their new profession.  It’s the beginning of transforming high quality …Read More

  5. Disconnected?

    As our children have gotten older we have decided to go on family trips and create experiences over exchanging gifts.  It’s been a great idea and something we look forward to every year.  This year we were fortunate enough to go on our first trip to Mexcio and spent the holidays in Puerto Vallar…Read More

  6. What Can We Control?

    This week I had a talk with Taiya about life as a teenager and the importance of focusing our energy on what we can control in our lives. I really believe we should focus on three things every day that we are in full control of: 1 - Our Attitude - Life will always throw us curveballs and unexpected …Read More

  7. Saying “NO”

    I’ve always been able to say “no” but I did not necessarily do it with the grace or civility of a gentleman.  When I said no it was a final answer, and left no room for debate.   I was blunt, direct and to be honest probably pretty rude.  I had no concept or vision of how I may want to rev…Read More

  8. Why?

    Knowing your why? This statement is pretty popular in motivational speaking and life coaching circles, so many of you have probably heard it in some context or another. There are two keys points to keep in mind trying to identify your why. First off you need to separate your why you do what you do, …Read More

  9. How Northern Colorado Police Train by the Coloradoan

    Here is a link to a story I participated in.  I truly enjoy getting to do these kinds of interviews and change the way police training is viewed, conducted, and balanced with community expectations. http://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2017/11/10/how-northern-colorado-police-train-use-force/8461740…Read More

  10. The Cost of Valuing Productivity over Humanity

    This week I was given an opportunity to speak at a staff retreat for some civilian units within our local law enforcement agency.    I was excited for this because these two teams are made up of high performing individuals who go through a six month intrusive and sometimes intimidating hiring pro…Read More