Institutional Knowledge Project
When supervisors and leaders retire, they take with them decades of accumulated skills, experience and patterns of thinking about how things get done – also known as “institutional knowledge” – that may not be passed along. To collect that information, Police1 has created the Institutional Knowledge Project to create a repository of lessons learned around the management of people, policy, training, supervision and discipline that can be applied by future generations of police supervisors and leaders when handling similar situations.
An officer finds herself in an unsafe tactical position, a reminder to never forget the importance of cover and concealment
“I ordered the subject to stop and drop the weapon. He continued to walk toward me.”
A combination of factors enabled talking down an agitated subject in possession of two knives
Just because one officer doesn’t like a certain tactic doesn’t mean it’s not feasible
When we listen to someone’s story, we just might find that the difference between ourselves and the person we encounter is razor-thin
Non-punitive near-miss reporting can prevent serious injury or line-of-duty deaths by relying on the group’s collective experience