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5 incidents that prove 'regular cops' are extraordinary heroes - 07/10/2015
5 incidents that prove 'regular cops' are extraordinary heroes

While routinely responding to customary calls, conducting such mundane duties as traffic stops, and supervising the day-to-day police activities, these officers did something extraordinary.

 
How Below 100 is lowering preventable police LODDs - 07/09/2015
How Below 100 is lowering preventable police LODDs

The trainers who deliver the Below 100 message to agencies across the country are working hard to ensure fewer families have to make that life-changing trip to National Police Week in DC.

 
Is your police agency’s CEW policy dangerously restrictive? - 07/09/2015
Is your police agency’s CEW policy dangerously restrictive?

Agencies that adopt overly restrictive provisions in their use of force polices somehow believe this will protect them from liability, when in reality it may lead to increased liability.

 
Blue Hawaii: Some states make CCW under LEOSA tough for cops - 07/06/2015
Blue Hawaii: Some states make CCW under LEOSA tough for cops

My trip to Hawaii illustrates how some states do not give LEOSA-armed officers such a warm welcome.

 
3 advantages of becoming a values-based police agency - 07/06/2015
3 advantages of becoming a values-based police agency

Many departments are migrating from a policy-driven organization to a values-based agency in which behaviors and actions are expected to comply with the organization’s mission and values.

 
What police can do to reduce July 4th celebratory gunfire - 07/04/2015
What police can do to reduce July 4th celebratory gunfire

Data collected and distributed by SST/ShotSpotter suggests that the July 4th holiday weekend is the busiest time of the year for dangerous celebratory gunfire in the United States.

 
5 keys to maintaining safe and operational police firearms - 07/03/2015
5 keys to maintaining safe and operational police firearms

Firearms, like automobiles, have a finite lifespan that can be drastically shortened without proper preventive care.

 
From 'watchmen' to proactive patrol: History of the US Park Police - 07/03/2015
From 'watchmen' to proactive patrol: History of the US Park Police

The United States Park Police — one of the nation’s oldest and most historic agencies — is an easily overlooked law enforcement agency with roots dating back to our first president.

 
4 questions (and answers) about failed off-duty relationships - 07/02/2015
4 questions (and answers) about failed off-duty relationships

The biggest cause and predictor for divorce are the words people use — hateful, contemptuous words can never be taken back and they are usually remembered.

 
Warriors vs. Guardians: A seismic shift in policing or just semantics? - 07/02/2015
Warriors vs. Guardians: A seismic shift in policing or just semantics?

What started as a narrow concept of warrior mindset during deadly confrontations has expanded and mutated into a prevailing culture governing many, if not most, police-citizen contacts — is it ...

 
RISE Honorees: How a Mass. PD is winning the opiate overdose battle - 06/30/2015
RISE Honorees: How a Mass. PD is winning the opiate overdose battle

After his city suffered 47 overdose deaths in an 18-month period, Lt. Patrick Glynn began to think seriously about the role of cops in treating OD victims.

 
How 'Wild Bill' Hickok became a police legend - 06/30/2015
How 'Wild Bill' Hickok became a police legend

When “Wild Bill” left law enforcement, he exhibited symptoms of what was referred to in those days as “Warrior’s Heart” — now called PTSD.

 
5 ways cops can better connect with their children - 06/26/2015
5 ways cops can better connect with their children

A great way to reduce the stress out on patrol that gets generated at home is to have a happy home that you leave and return to in the first place.

 
2 tests to determine if your training is tactical or tacti-cool - 06/26/2015
2 tests to determine if your training is tactical or tacti-cool

We must apply NUM and the Three S Test to everything we do — instilling functional skills early and quickly by focusing on the simple basics.

 
Don’t blame the gun: Why the argument against striker-fired guns is flawed - 06/23/2015
Don’t blame the gun: Why the argument against striker-fired guns is flawed

We need to stress situational awareness of safety rules and protocols in actual scenario-based training where this safety is graded and there is a consequence for non-compliance.

 

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