Understanding the Objective Standard


Use of force - Policy Considerations: Policy as Conceptual Guidance: • Provides overarching principles, values, and objectives to guide decision-making. • Focuses on setting a framework and direction for actions and behaviors. • Emphasizes the organization's mission, vision, and desired outcomes. • Offers flexibility for interpretation and adaptati...

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A look at “Shared Cognition” as a concept and theory in Law Enforcement

A look at "Shared Cognition" as a concept and theory in Law Enforcement In a critical incident involving law enforcement, shared cognition refers to the collective mental processes and communication among officers involved in the incident. While shared cognition can enhance decision-making and coordination, it also has limitations that officers mus...

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Cops are NOT Super-Humans. Understanding the Experts Who Explain That


Cops are super-humans. They can override the inherent limitations of their minds and bodies because they've been trained to do so. They can move quicker, think faster and see, hear and remember more than any other category of human. In fact, it wouldn't be right to measure their behavior and performance against the standards "normal" humans would b...

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The CIR Team has logged thousands of hours of continued and focused education in the field of Human Behavioral Sciences as it relates to law enforcement and has also logged thousands of hours of documented instruction time with multiple law enforcement entities as instructors, lecturers and authors.