Capture the moment

Even though many of us have the luxury of calling in Forensics to take pictures, it doesn't hurt to have your own digital documentation. Besides, digital cameras also come in handy to document a commendation in roll call, a great drug seizure, or one of those many funny moments we encounter as cops and say to ourselves: "I wish I had a camera with me!"

Who knows, you may end up as a contributor to the Police One's "Picture of the Week!"

About the author

Sergeant Betsy Smith has more than 30 years of law enforcement experience, retiring as a patrol supervisor in a large Chicago suburb. A graduate of the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety's School of Staff and Command and a Street Survival seminar instructor for more than 9 years, Betsy is now a speaker, author and a primary PoliceOne Academy consultant. Visit Betsy's website at

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