Recommended Readings

Books that will enhance tactical leadership skills and strategies

Tactical Leadership and Risk Mitigation

Leadership and Training for the Fight by Paul Howe


Leadership and Training for the Fight

The Unthinkable by Amanda Ripley


Deep Survival by Laurence Gonzalez


Lincoln on Leadership by Donald T. Phillips


It's Your Ship by D. Michael Abrashoff


The Founding Father's on Leadership by Donald T. Phillips

The Founding Fathers on Leadership

It's Our Ship by D. Michael Abrashoff


Patrol Response to Contemporary Problems by John Kolman


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

Operational Leadership

Emotional Intelligence: Why it Can Matter More Than IQ by Daniel Goleman

Emotional Intelligence

Sound Doctrine by Sid Heal

Sound Doctrine

The Management of Police Specialized Units by Tom Mijares and Ron McCarthy


The Passion of Command by Bryan McCoy


Battle Leadership by Captain Adolf Von Schell

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The Art of War - Sun Tzu by James Clavell


Left of Bang by Patrick Van Horne and Jason A. Riley

Left of Bang

The Trials and Tribulations of Becoming a SWAT Commander by John Kolman


Significant Tactical Police Cases by Tom Mijares and Ron McCarthy


The Mission, the Men and Me by Pete Blaber

The Mission, the Men and Me

Legal Considerations for Tactical Medical Responders: For Both the Individuals and Agencies by Raffaele M. Di Giorgio

Strategic Leadership

Every Officer is a Leader: Coaching Leadership, Learning and Performance in Justice, Public Safety and Security Organizations by Terry D. Anderson


Field Command by Sid Heal

Field Command

Special Ops Case Studies by William H. McRaven

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The Thinker's Toolkit by Morgan Jones

The Thinkers toolkit

It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership by Colin Powell


Going Pro by Tony Kern

Going Pro

Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss


Team of Teams - General Stanley McChrystal

Team of Teams

The War on Cops by Heather MacDonald


Leading with Honor by Lee Ellis