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June 26, 2015
The therapeutic sport that's helping combat stress Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

The therapeutic sport that's helping combat stress

Many men and women across this nation have discovered the ancient art and have fell in love with the individual satisfaction that this sport can provide - Full Story
June 26, 2015
5 ways cops can better connect with their children Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

5 ways cops can better connect with their children

A great way to reduce the stress out on patrol that gets generated at home is to have a happy home that you leave and return to in the first place - Full Story
June 15, 2015
8 privacy reminders for cops about living in the fishbowl Booker Hodges - Neighborhood Relations

8 privacy reminders for cops about living in the fishbowl

Given the current state of events in our profession, we need to teach new officers how to be prepared for life in the fishbowl - Full Story
June 15, 2015
6 off-duty tactical toys every dad will want this Father's Day Lindsey J. Bertomen - Police Products

6 off-duty tactical toys every dad will want this Father's Day

It’s that time of year when everyone recognizes their father for Father’s Day. Before we... - Full Story
May 29, 2015
11 keys to a successful marriage from a police officer's perspective Olivia Johnson - Peer Support

11 keys to a successful marriage from a police officer's perspective

The foundation of any relationship — at least one that is healthy — should include open and honest communication, trust, and respect - Full Story
May 26, 2015
BLACKHAWK!'s new bag is a great tool for undercover investigators and off-duty officers Lindsey J. Bertomen - Police Products

BLACKHAWK!'s new bag is a great tool for undercover investigators and off-duty officers

The new messenger-style bag from BLACKHAWK! is spacious enough for a full-sized laptop, books, a Glock, and three extra mags — I even put a Level III panel in it - Full Story
May 08, 2015
4 off-duty OPSEC tips for police officers Mike Wood - Tactical Analysis

4 off-duty OPSEC tips for police officers

Operational Security — or OPSEC, as it is better known — deals with the protection of information to deny its exploitation by the enemy - Full Story
May 06, 2015
RISE Award nominee: 'Cops and barbers' brings black community and law enforcement together Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

RISE Award nominee: 'Cops and barbers' brings black community and law enforcement together

The meeting helps teach the community how to respond to police contacts in different scenarios, and it gives law enforcement the opportunity to better understand the black community - Full Story
April 29, 2015
5 keys to keeping complacency from killing a police marriage Althea Olson and Mike Wasilewski - More Than A Cop

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 - Full Story
April 27, 2015
2 tips for a more fruitful tax season Jason Hoschouer - Motors and Monies

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 from the tax man - Full Story



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