Posts by Gary Rudick:

Podcast: Tactical Communication

June 9, 2017 Published by

After you join a law enforcement agency, the idea is that as you proceed in your law enforcement career, middle class hidden rules become more and more prevalent and begin to mold the type of police officer you are and your performance in the community. But then we take someone…

Tactical Communication: Law enforcement and beyond

December 9, 2016 Published by

Question: Does anyone know how you stay married for 37 years? Answer: Give her whatever she wants. And that is pretty much how I came to my aha! moment. My wife, Donna, was scheduled to attend a seminar on A Framework for Understanding Poverty in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where Dr. Ruby…

Bridges to safe communities: The books are gone, and that’s good

November 8, 2016 Published by

It is the last day of a four-day training in Tactical Communication at the Muskogee Police Department in Oklahoma, and the final members of the department are coming through now. At the start of the training I put out 80 Tactical Communication books provided through the Oklahoma Office of Homeland…

Bridges to safe communities: Training begins

October 26, 2016 Published by

Day 1 of our Tactical Communication training begins, and the officers arrive with questions. We are at the Martin Luther KingEvent Center in Muskogee, Oklahoma, a beautiful facility with first-rate services. “Is this about how to talk to terrorists?” “Are we learning how to talk during a hostage crisis or…

Bridges to safe communities

October 8, 2016 Published by

I just finished the Addressing the Challenges of Poverty conference in Orlando, and naturally it was terrific. As usual, there was a lot of discussion about new programs, new ideas, and sharing. This conference also featured a lot of sidebar chats that were very enlightening that dealt with another topic.…