The concept of left of bang focuses on staying ahead of adverse events. Be proactive instead of reactionary, and do what you can stay off the X.
When you are hurrying, you can be reckless; when you are quick, you are efficient. It is more important to be tactically safe than it is to be fast. Presented by: Chief David Flory (Retired) Lieutenant Floyd Wiley (Retired)
Make sure that you are putting yourself in the best tactical position by using all the resources available to you to stay safe. If you have backup available, slow down and take time to wait for a backup officer when it is tactically safe to do so. Presented by: Chief David Flory (retired) Lieutenant Floyd Wiley (retired)
Being able to effectively articulate your actions in the field is an important part of law enforcement. Make sure you can back up your decisions on paper with tactics, policy, and the law. Presented by: Chief John Bouthillette (retired) Chief David Flory (retired)
Training is key to everything done in law enforcement. Attending training is the first step in a process. It is important to take that training and make it operational. Take what you learn into the field to increase your competence and your experience. Presented by: Chief John Bouthillette (retired) Lieutenant Floyd Wiley (retired)
Law enforcement is in the people business. The mission is important, but the people involved are just as important.
Many factors play into being intentionally aware. Beating complacency, being hyper-vigilant versus vigilant, and being proactive instead of reactive a few things mentioned in this video. Presented by: Chief John Bouthillette (retired) Lieutenant Floyd Wiley (retired)
Anyone can be a leader. Anything officers have as an expectation for other officers is something they should be doing themselves. Don’t just talk the talk, walk the walk. Presented by: Chief John Bouthillette (retired) Chief Dan Stump (retired)
Respect is an officer safety issue and is part of being a professional law enforcement officer. Be tactical and tactful.
Maintain your training on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis. Recognize how necessary training is to a law enforcement officer and seek training opportunities.
What is the most critical thing that needs to be taken care of? Use the WIN decision-making tool to identify priorities and address the most critical needs first.
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