This week, Jonathan and I had articles published in “ITOA News: The Journal Of The Illinois Tactical Officers Association.”

The longer our friendship with ITOA has continued, the more impressed we are with the resources and training they provide their members.  If you are an officer in Illinois, make sure you check them out.


The two articles were:

  • “What Keeps You Up At Night and What Are You Doing About It?” by Patrick Van Horne.  This article looks at how the various “solutions” that police departments are offered in the wake of the increase in officer ambushes and how officers can evaluate their effectiveness.
  • “The Three Buckets of Control” by Jonathan Smith.  This article takes a look at the time people spend focusing on things out of their control and the impact that this has on performance reviews, interviewing, learning and development.