Travis Yates

Travis Yates

Travis Yates has three decades of law enforcement experience and currently holds the rank of Major. One of the most prolific trainers and writers in the profession, he has trained and consulted with thousands of law enforcement professionals across the globe and has authored hundreds of articles for various publications. He is a past recipient of the ILEETA Police Trainer of the Year and the director of training with Law Officer (www.lawofficeracademy.com) and SAFETAC (www.safetac.org). Travis is a leading expert in leadership and risk management and is building a movement to bring Courageous Leadership back to law enforcement (www.stopcowards.com). Travis is a graduate of the 227th Session of the FBI National Academy and is a doctoral student in Strategic Leadership. He is the author of the best selling book, “The Courageous Police Leader: A Survival Guide for Combating Cowards, Chaos & Lies“

The Thin Blue Line

Law enforcement has suffered another case of a police chief forsaking officers, giving in to public opinion (aka “outrage”), and failing to lead courageously. It could have been a moment to educate the public and correct misperceptions. However, the chief...

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Be Thankful

Over the last decade, I have found myself in almost every state and a few countries teaching and consulting with law enforcement professionals. To say we are different is an understatement but for the most part, that difference is what...

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