Monday, June 26, 2017

Don’t try to quarterback cop decisions

An excellent essay about Law Enforcement reality; Monday Morning Quarterbacking is fun.

Don’t confuse it with reality, though, especially as reality impinges on police decisions. No, five years of Law and Order and Level X on a Police Patrol game don’t help you judge police decisions. If you haven’t been there, you cannot possibly imagine what the decisions really are. Regardless.

If you want a taste — not a sip, just a taste — of police or military decision making, try a real simulator. The only one we know of at CMConserve which will allow non-law enforcement personnel to try the scenarios is at Artemis Institute in Lake Forest.*

Monday morning quarterbacking is fun; we should be careful not to confuse it with knowing what we’re talking about.


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