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As the bagpipes wail: A Police Memorial poem - 05/15/2015
As the bagpipes wail: A Police Memorial poem

One hundred thousand names on walls certainly do attest, to the ultimate sacrifice each named officer has made, on that day they stood and fought, but with their life they paid.

 
5 keys to becoming a highly successful narcotics officer - 05/14/2015
5 keys to becoming a highly successful narcotics officer

Invest the time, invest in relationships on the street and in the department, and invest in your training — before you know it, you’ll be one of the best dope cops in your agency.

 
3 inspiring stories of citizens supporting police - 05/11/2015
3 inspiring stories of citizens supporting police

Three recent gems of underreported “good news” show that pro-cop sentiment does exist in American citizens, and you can see it plainly if you look hard enough.

 
RISE Award nominee: New chief turns around troubled department, builds trust - 05/08/2015
RISE Award nominee: New chief turns around troubled department, builds trust

Chief Eric Blanchard immediately demonstrated a commitment to transparency and accountability that earned the trust of his officers and his communty

 
A 15-point plan to survive to prevent or survive a large disturbance - 05/06/2015
A 15-point plan to survive to prevent or survive a large disturbance

When you find yourself facing an angry mob, stand proud and prepared with your fellow officers, and know that you are privileged to literally stand on that thin blue line between order and chaos

 
Why riots won’t die: 3 contributing failures of leadership - 05/06/2015
Why riots won’t die: 3 contributing failures of leadership

Watching the recent riots in Baltimore brought back unpleasant memories of those riots in Los Angeles more than two decades ago — the similarities are a brutal reminder of how we continue to ...

 
Officer safety in the modern age: 10 critical lessons to live by - 05/04/2015
Officer safety in the modern age: 10 critical lessons to live by

Here are ten lessons learned from generations of law enforcement ranging from the old west to present day to help you protect yourself, your family, and your fellow officers.

 
Baseball as a model for improving police-community relations - 04/29/2015
Baseball as a model for improving police-community relations

While national attention is focused on an empty baseball diamond in Baltimore, we should also take note of how a program to enhance police-community relations is happening on little league fields ...

 
5 keys to keeping complacency from killing a police marriage - 04/29/2015
5 keys to keeping complacency from killing a police marriage

Knowing that the number one killer of cops is complacency, let’s apply the core value of law enforcement — keeping survival skills at the forefront — to a law enforcement marriage.

 
2 tips for a more fruitful tax season - 04/29/2015
2 tips for a more fruitful tax season

Approach your monthly finances with intentionality and it will change the trajectory of your budget, your ability to pay off your debts, invest in your future, and deal with the annual visit ...

 
"Choke-hold law:" How chiefs can combat ill-informed legislative police policies - 04/24/2015

Chief Steven Casstevens spoke at ILEETA 2015, urging leaders to stay aware of efforts in legislatures across the country that are making ill-informed policy decisions for local police

 
A cop’s shoot/no-shoot: When is a 'good decision' a 'deadly hesitation'? - 04/21/2015
A cop’s shoot/no-shoot: When is a 'good decision' a 'deadly hesitation'?

When backpedaling becomes the only police tactic that the press or the public will tolerate, real police work — putting bad people in jail for doing bad things — is utterly, completely, and finally ...

 
Conducting a felony traffic stop? 5 tips for a safe arrest - 04/20/2015
Conducting a felony traffic stop? 5 tips for a safe arrest

Keep these pointers in mind, practice for success, and remember the goal is to put the bad guys in jail by safely using sound tactics you’ve trained in.

 
First 5 minutes of tragedy: Casualty care training all cops should have - 04/19/2015
First 5 minutes of tragedy: Casualty care training all cops should have

Battlefield first aid skills taught in TCCC training has already proven its worth to individual officers that have had their own lives saved due to the training that they or their partners received.

 
Police History: How Trooper Charlie Hanger caught the Oklahoma City bomber - 04/19/2015
Police History: How Trooper Charlie Hanger caught the Oklahoma City bomber

Thousands who have been left behind with gaping holes in their hearts from the events of April 19, 1995 may take some consolation in knowing that one cop made and incredible impact with one traffic ...

 

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