We believe Tactics are a science, and the Art is in how we apply those tactics. Members of the California Association of Tactical Officers (CATO) interview a variety of guests and discuss lessons learned, the evolution of tactics, and other contemporary issues facing law enforcement
Lessons Learned from Years of Practicing Leadership with Chief Phil Hansen
Chief Hansen is that rare leader you can’t help but want to work for when you meet him. His combination of humility, humor, and sage wisdom not only provide lessons we can all learn from but they set the standard for what today’s leaders should embody. He has dedicated his life to the thoughtful study of leadership and serving others, and in this podcast episode he sits down with Brent and Marcus to discuss the lessons he learned over the course of his 40+ years in law enforcement.
The Tactical Athlete and Quiet Professional with Rob Shaul from Mountain Tactical Athlete
Our latest podcast episode, The Tactical Athlete and Quiet Professional with Rob Shaul from Mountain Tactical Athlete, is now available.In this episode, Marcus Sprague sits down with Rob Shaul, founder and president of the Mountain Tactical Institute, to discuss how Rob and his team design mission-directed fitness programs to assist tactical athletes. We talk about common pitfalls in today’s law enforcement fitness programs and some strategies you can employ today to fix them and improve your mission readiness. We also delve into the keys to becoming a quiet professional, legal challenges to high jeopardy fitness assessments in law enforcement, and how physical fitness has proven to raise your performance level in a variety of other areas
Check out his site:https://mtntactical.com/Robs article on becoming a Quiet Professional:https://mtntactical.com/knowledge/what-does-it-mean-to-be-a-quiet-professional/
Promoting up the Ranks with Andy Borello
In this episode, Marcus sits down with Police Promotion Expert Andy Borello. Andy has helped thousands of law enforcement professionals improve their performance during the oral board process. They discuss what executives are looking for, some of the common pitfalls to avoid, and some key things you can do to separate yourself from other candidates. Stay tuned to the end of the episode for a generous offer for CATO podcast listeners. We hope you enjoy the show.
Building a Culture of Leadership
Deputy Chief Jessica Nowaski discusses an intentional approach to building a culture of leadership and how making quick decisions can make us great emergency managers but can work against us when developing a culture of leadership. She discusses some key things you can do right now to improve morale, listen more effectively and improve the culture of your unit, team or organization.
Running 4 Heroes with Zechariah Cartledge
Marcus interviews Zechariah Cartledge, a young man who started his own non-profit, Running 4 Heroes, to raise awareness and funds for first responders who have fallen in the line of duty. But don't take our word for it, listen to this podcast episode where Zechariah explains why he runs a mile for every first responder lost throughout our nation. To learn more about Running 4 Heroes, check out their website running4heroes.org. Please spread the word about their great work and consider supporting this worthy cause.
Police Sniper Response to a Public Venue
CATO Training Cadre member Kris Jenny joins Marcus as they interview Tacflow Academy Instructor Mark Lang. Mark has an extensive amount of experience as a law-enforcement sniper and has trained thousands of snipers throughout the country. We discuss sniper response to public venues, aerial platform operations, and lessons Mark has learned from teaching throughout the country and serving as the sniper chair for the NTOA. You can learn more about Tacflow Academy at tacflow.com.
I learn something from every episode that I can apply in my every day life. That’s the beauty of speaking about principles and their application. Keep em coming!
Touched on a variety of important aspects of not only responding to an active shooter but the dynamics of a SWAT team. Break downs in communication 99% of the time are the results of a failed operation. Not spending enough time examining lessons learned. These problems
are different in nature but have been responded to before and we should be able to recognize that and properly prepare for them. Like I said, great talking points, good commentators, keep it coming!
I have binged all the episodes