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Happy Holidays from a cop's point of view - 12/16/2009
Happy Holidays from a cop's point of view

During the holiday season cops respond to distraught, depressed individuals who may be drunk, physically abusive to themselves or others, want to take their own lives or the lives of others, ...

 
Airplanes are still a vital tool in law enforcement - 12/14/2009
Airplanes are still a vital tool in law enforcement

Helicopters are excellent law enforcement platforms but they have some important limitations compared to fixed-wing aircraft — relatively short range, significantly slower speed, and an inability ...

 
Learning from the past and looking to the future - 12/14/2009
Learning from the past and looking to the future

When I ask myself, "What would be one thing you know now that you wish you knew at the start of your career?" the answer I come up with is the concept of W.I.N.: "What’s Important Now?"

 
Officer aid tactics in modern threat environments - 12/11/2009
Officer aid tactics in modern threat environments

Cops have a love-hate relationship with medical stuff. But by training for both hight-threat extraction and tactical medicine, we learn not a medical procedure, but another essential tactic to ...

 
Listening to your brain: 5 ways to deal with job stress - 12/11/2009
Listening to your brain: 5 ways to deal with job stress

Let's talk biology. Our brain soup is a complicated but primitive mess of chemistry and tissue. Much of what we interpret and label as "feelings" are actually biological processes over which ...

 
P1 First Person: Feeling the Heat in Blythe, Calif. - 12/10/2009
P1 First Person: Feeling the Heat in Blythe, Calif.

This week's First Person essay comes from PoliceOne Member Dave Hollenbeck, a California Highway Patrol Officer who recalls an incident when the temperature in Blythe, Calif. "was a relatively ...

 
Firearms training: Our attitudes need to change - 12/10/2009
Firearms training: Our attitudes need to change

An FBI study found that many, if not most, of the offenders we face start to carry firearms by the time they are 12-years-old, and are armed "most of the time" at approximately 17-years-old. ...

 
2009: The year of Hasans, Huckabees, and Heroes - 12/09/2009
2009: The year of Hasans, Huckabees, and Heroes

This year, like every other, brought instances of treacherous evil and great heroism — the cowardly deeds of criminals and acts of valor by those who wear a badge and a gun. As I reflect on 2009, ...

 
A decade of challenges and changes in communications - 12/08/2009
A decade of challenges and changes in communications

We’ve come a long way in the last decade but public safety is still far behind in communications functionality. Let's reflect on the challenges and changes made in land mobile radio, mobile data ...

 
Recalling momentary lapses in judgment - 12/07/2009
Recalling momentary lapses in judgment

Back in "the old days" cops were always doing stupid things with guns. As a group we seem to be better behaved, or maybe I'm just far enough removed from the road to not hear the best stories.

 
Trends to watch in 2010 and beyond - 12/07/2009
Trends to watch in 2010 and beyond

"Change is the law of life." The most successful police agencies in 2010 and beyond will be those that adapt and change rapidly, embrace technology and analyze emerging trends in their communities.

 
Keys to staying vigilant without being paranoid - 12/04/2009
Keys to staying vigilant without being paranoid

The science of situational awareness: A human being's control of attention and concentration is so important that the brain has an entire neural network devoted to it.

 
P1 First Person: Where Do I Get My New Playbook? - 12/03/2009
P1 First Person: Where Do I Get My New Playbook?

This week's First Person essay comes from Deputy Beth Lavin of the King County Sheriff’s Office, who shares her thoughts and feelings just days after four Lakewood officers were murdered.

 
Anything can happen, anytime: The non-routine traffic stop - 12/03/2009
Anything can happen, anytime: The non-routine traffic stop

Officers Thad Baldwin and Jon Wenger of the La Crosse, Wisc. Police Department say that training and teamwork were keys to winning — not just surviving — a critical incident during a "routine" ...

 
Officer Benjamin Kelly: The mindset to win a split-second confrontation - 12/02/2009
Officer Benjamin Kelly: The mindset to win a split-second confrontation

The Seattle Times wrote that Seattle Police Officer Benjamin Kelly is "fortunate to be alive." I beg to differ. Officer Kelly is alive because he trusted his instincts, employed his training, ...

 

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