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Lt. John Weinstein, Contributor

Dr. John Weinstein is an actively serving senior police officer and command staff member at one of the largest post-secondary academic institutions in the United States. He is a certified firearms, Verbal Judo, and CIT instructor and contributes frequently to Campus Safety and other publications. The views expressed in his articles should not be construed as representing the official views of his present institution.

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Read: Opinion: Implications for Future Active Shooter Response

Opinion: Implications for Future Active Shooter Response

The term ‘active shooter’ must evolve, as should law enforcement’s response, policies, and training on active incidents.

Read: Dealing with Difficult People: 10 Tips for Defusing Toxic Situations

Dealing with Difficult People: 10 Tips for Defusing Toxic Situations

Empathy, keeping your ego under control and knowing when to be quiet are just a few of the ways campus police and security officers can improve interactions with members of their campus community and keep arrests or citations from escalating into violence.

Read: Dealing with Protestors: Minimizing Conflict While Protecting School Interests

Dealing with Protestors: Minimizing Conflict While Protecting School Interests

Here are some tips on how your college can meet its own goals while also accommodating the First Amendment rights of protestors.

Read: Dealing with Mental Health Challenges on Campus

Dealing with Mental Health Challenges on Campus

With so many people returning to our campuses and the workplace, we must know how to recognize and deal with potential mental health issues.

Read: 11 Factors to Consider When Selecting Security Technology for Your Campus

11 Factors to Consider When Selecting Security Technology for Your Campus

Here’s how to assess the utility and desirability of a security technology your campus might be considering.

Read: Less Lethal Weapons: More Uncertain and Confusing Than You Think

Less Lethal Weapons: More Uncertain and Confusing Than You Think

Thinking of adopting less lethal weapons in your department? Study these pitfalls before you proceed.

Read: A Fresh Approach to Leadership Training

A Fresh Approach to Leadership Training

This novel use of popular movies to teach leadership skills has proven successful.

Read: In Defense of Dinosaurs: The Continuing Utility of the Shotgun

In Defense of Dinosaurs: The Continuing Utility of the Shotgun

The shotgun is more than adequate for the vast majority of law enforcement’s armed confrontations.

Read: COVID-19’s Impacts on Campus Law Enforcement Operations

COVID-19’s Impacts on Campus Law Enforcement Operations

The coronavirus’ effects on campus policing encompasses everything from recruiting to training to procedures to privacy concerns to new equipment and more.

Read: Constantly Misunderstood and Under Verbal Attack? You Might Be the Problem.

Constantly Misunderstood and Under Verbal Attack? You Might Be the Problem.

By making these common communication mistakes, you could be stoking misunderstanding and conflict.

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