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Why the 'pool party' arrest hysteria is (again) dead wrong - 06/11/2015
Why the 'pool party' arrest hysteria is (again) dead wrong

What has been ignored in the mainstream coverage of this incident are the actions of 2 young men in the video, and how those actions can be perceived by the officer on the street.

 
4 important factors in the 9mm pistol debate - 06/09/2015
4 important factors in the 9mm pistol debate

The latest fad in law enforcement is to change from a larger sidearm caliber to the 9mm. Let’s examine some of the factors which weigh into the decision to go with one cartridge over another.

 
10 ways cops can get the most out of exercise - 06/08/2015
10 ways cops can get the most out of exercise

Make your physical training mandatory, be as active as possible when you are outside of the gym, and make your gym time as efficient as possible and you’ll always have time for fitness.

 
3 things cops can do to prevent K-9 hot car deaths - 06/04/2015
3 things cops can do to prevent K-9 hot car deaths

Just as we lose too many officers to trees and phone poles in completely avoidable single-vehicle crashes, the sad truth is that police dogs die in hot cars all too frequently — we must end than ...

 
Stop training against seatbelts: Why some FTOs have it wrong - 06/03/2015
Stop training against seatbelts: Why some FTOs have it wrong

While police officers may be exempt by the vehicle code from wearing seatbelts, we’re not exempt from the laws of physics, so let’s stop training our recruits to ignore this important officer ...

 
Why gang signs and symbols are tricky for investigators - 06/03/2015
Why gang signs and symbols are tricky for investigators

Gather information about gang signs and symbols from as many sources as you can manage, but know that what something means someplace else may not hold true in your jurisdiction.

 
5 reasons back-up calls don’t guarantee safety - 06/02/2015
5 reasons back-up calls don’t guarantee safety

In defending against the “why didn’t you call for backup” critique from friend and foe alike, there are a few things to consider — here are five for starters.

 
Getting civilian oversight? Get them Force Science Certified - 05/30/2015
Getting civilian oversight? Get them Force Science Certified

Because predictable is preventable, your agency must plan now for the probability that a civilian oversight body will be foisted upon you, and that preparation should involve suggested training.

 
No Glocks for cops? Why the DA/SA argument is flawed - 05/30/2015
No Glocks for cops? Why the DA/SA argument is flawed

The theory is that a double/single action (DA/SA) gun would be safer, because the long DA trigger stroke would prevent officers from unconsciously firing.

 
3 dos and 3 don’ts for police firearms instructors to improve officer performance - 05/28/2015
3 dos and 3 don’ts for police firearms instructors to improve officer performance

Police firearms instructors can do a wide variety of things to ensure that every minute spent on the range results in positively affecting the students’ performance — here are three Dos and three ...

 
How police can manage news media during an OIS - 05/27/2015
How police can manage news media during an OIS

Understanding and working together with the media yields far better results than actively resisting them.

 
1 easy verbal tactic that can make your traffic stops smoother - 05/27/2015
1 easy verbal tactic that can make your traffic stops smoother

I still conduct my stops the same way tactically — contacting the driver on the passenger side for example — but with this new tactic, my interaction with the driver is much simpler.

 
Why Obama’s advice to police to ‘abandon warrior mindset’ won’t work - 05/22/2015
Why Obama’s advice to police to ‘abandon warrior mindset’ won’t work

Every police officer is a guardian, but on the inside there must reside the beating heart of an honorable warrior ready to be summoned at a moment’s notice.

 
8 tips for controlling obscenities and trolls on your PD’s Facebook - 05/21/2015
8 tips for controlling obscenities and trolls on your PD’s Facebook

When “keyboard commandos” want to spew their venom on your department’s social media pages, what should you do?

 
6 traits that lead to criminal behavior - 05/21/2015
6 traits that lead to criminal behavior

In order to best rehabilitate offenders, we need to know how likely they are to reoffend.

 

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