1. What is Discipline?

    For many people hearing the word discipline means being in trouble, going to the principal’s office, or a host of other negative connotations. To me, discipline is honoring the commitment and promises you made to yourself! Eating a good diet over fast food creates a healthy happy body capable of f…Read More

  2. The Challenge to Find Ourselves

    “The definition of hell is when the person you are meets the person you could have been.” - Unknown I love that quote and have referenced it many times during my recent struggles. When I think about it, I find pride and a weird sort of happiness in my situation.  I know that by going through th…Read More

  3. Small Acts

    20 years ago, as a nervous young man, debating on relocating his family to a new state, joining a new agency and starting my career over again, I waited anxiously in a small police department lobby.   As I was sitting there rehearsing the answers to the questions, I anticipated be asked, several of…Read More

  4. Quitting Is an Option

    We usually hear this quote in the reverse, where people tell you quitting is not an option. This is  done to keep you motivated, inspired and to get you to do more. Unfortunately, it is not true. We can always quit, and it is most definitely an option. To be honest, during this transition period in…Read More

  5. What If?

    No matter how hard we try to be our best, do our best and be perfect, someone, somewhere is not going to agree with what we are doing. They are going to have an opinion on how we could do it better or how they would do it if it was them. They have lots of advice on what you should do next, where you…Read More

  6. Which Voice?

    When things get hard, when life becomes difficult, when our will is being challenged, what do we tell ourselves? Is our inner voice feeding doubt, insecurity, telling us why we cannot do it? Does our mind pull up images of our past failures, our past mistakes, our past shortcomings? Or do we remembe…Read More

  7. Fight Through the Fear

    When we start on a new journey in our lives, whether it is a career change like I am going through, ending an unhealthy relationship, starting a business or maybe even something like moving out of your parents’ home. One of the first things you will need to face is your fear. Some days the fear of…Read More

  8. Risk, Courage, Challenges

    It’s been a couple weeks now since we announced we were “retiring” from 21 years of police work at the end of the year and I’ve had many conversations with a wide variety of people about our decision and how we reached it.  I tell them all the same thing. We have calculated the risk, found …Read More

  9. 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

  10. 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