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July 31, 2015
6 traits of a bulletproof police marriage Adam Davis - Building Champions

6 traits of a bulletproof police marriage

If you are going to experience any level of success in your career and relationship, you will have to establish a fine balance between the two of them, or one — or both — will destroy you - Full Story
July 13, 2015
Forgotten weapons: Shooting the Early Dutch AR-10 TFB Staff - The Firearm Blog

Forgotten weapons: Shooting the Early Dutch AR-10

This article originally appeared on The Firearms Blog. I, for one, lament the change of the charging... - Full Story
July 06, 2015
Blue Hawaii: Some states make CCW under LEOSA tough for cops Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

Blue Hawaii: Some states make CCW under LEOSA tough for cops

My trip to Hawaii illustrates how some states do not give LEOSA-armed officers such a warm welcome - Full Story
July 01, 2015
4 questions (and answers) about failed off-duty relationships Althea Olson and Mike Wasilewski - More Than A Cop

4 questions (and answers) about failed off-duty relationships

The biggest cause and predictor for divorce are the words people use — hateful, contemptuous words can never be taken back and they are usually remembered - Full Story
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



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