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Police History: Was this Wild West cop the original Sherlock Holmes? - 09/22/2014
Police History: Was this Wild West cop the original Sherlock Holmes?

James Hume was known to collect evidence and follow leads. He would dig buckshot out of the sides of stagecoaches for later comparison, sketch footwear impressions and even analyze handwriting.

 
Law: The loudest voice in use-of-force cases - 09/19/2014
Law: The loudest voice in use-of-force cases

Whether the mob is a group of angry citizens looting stores or police officers behaving in ways that betray their training and professionalism, the mob is not the answer in this country — it ...

 
How cops can best prepare for a court appearance - 09/18/2014
How cops can best prepare for a court appearance

A calm, sincere, respectful, open, forthright attitude — no matter who’s asking the questions — will have you credibly winning despite confrontational questions.

 
5 steps to tell the real cost of a police grant-funded purchase - 09/18/2014
5 steps to tell the real cost of a police grant-funded purchase

We have to take a look at the entire cost of getting a new software program or new vehicle or any other items purchased through the grant process.

 
3 fatal flaws to avoid in a grant application - 09/18/2014
3 fatal flaws to avoid in a grant application

Everyone is counting on you to get them the equipment they need, so you must avoid any errors — three fatal flaws must be prevented if you want your application to have a chance of getting funded.

 
Want to win a gunfight? Train under pressure - 09/16/2014
Want to win a gunfight? Train under pressure

If you don’t have pressure in your training program, you are at risk of failure on the street

 
3 critical ways physics impacts long range gunfights - 09/16/2014
3 critical ways physics impacts long range gunfights

These physical factors don’t have much influence on practical handgun shooting — they matter more with rifle distances of 100 yards and more, and they’re critical with really long-range targets

 
7 truths about the Ferguson incident (and others like it) - 09/12/2014
7 truths about the Ferguson incident (and others like it)

You joined this profession for a reason, knowing that sometimes it can get rough — this is one of those times. You are tough enough to rise above it all and go out and do your sworn duty.

 
5 keys to policing you won’t learn at the academy - 09/12/2014
5 keys to policing you won’t learn at the academy

Here are five things that the academy — or continuing education and in-service training — cannot teach us. These are traits we either inherently possess or they’re things we will have to quickly ...

 
9/11: Focus on the names, not the date - 09/10/2014
9/11: Focus on the names, not the date

It is right that we remember December 7, June 6, and September 11, but we should also take the time to remember those human beings whose sacrifice that date memorializes.

 
Beat cops are key to defeating domestic terrorism - 09/10/2014
Beat cops are key to defeating domestic terrorism

Attacks funded and orchestrated by a transnational terror groups such as al Qaeda, AQAP, al Shabaab, and ISIS merit consideration, but lone wolves and the grassroots Jihad remain the biggest threat.

 
Considerations for evaluating officer-involved shootings - 09/08/2014
Considerations for evaluating officer-involved shootings

Every use-of-force incident must be examined as a unique event — no two are alike — but we may be able to apply a few general concepts in our ‘after-action’ analysis.

 
Why police leaders should be training their replacements - 09/06/2014
Why police leaders should be training their replacements

The law enforcement leader who develops leadership in his/her subordinates will be promoted to carry on that practice at a higher level

 
How to adjust risk variables to increase officer safety - 09/05/2014
How to adjust risk variables to increase officer safety

Risk tolerance on the job is ultimately a personal matter where the most effective cops incorporate risk management practices into daily decision-making.

 
3 ways to combat degradation of morale in your agency - 09/04/2014
3 ways to combat degradation of morale in your agency

As older members of the workforce reach the age of retirement, law enforcement leaders must be attuned to the challenges of maintaining morale — and consistency — within the ranks.

 

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