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If you have time to think, use it

The smartest cop isn’t the one with the quickest decision

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Often officers are faced with high-risk/low-frequency events that require split-second decisions. But there are many situations LEOs encounter that don’t require an immediate response.

In this tip, risk management expert and Lexipol co-founder Gordon Graham details why cops should take the time they have available to think through their response.

Get more tips from Gordon here.

Gordon Graham has been actively involved in law enforcement since 1973. He spent nearly 10 years as a very active motorcycle officer while also attending Cal State Long Beach to achieve his teaching credential, USC to do his graduate work in Safety and Systems Management with an emphasis on Risk Management, and Western State University to obtain his law degree. In 1982 he was promoted to sergeant and also admitted to the California State Bar and immediately opened his law offices in Los Angeles.