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The Off-Duty topic provides news, expert columns and other information about police off-duty life, from personal and family protection to mental, physical, and emotional health as well as financial security.
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January 20, 2014
Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

"I" is my battle cry for 2014

Take control of those things that are in your control — seatbelt, attitude, vest, emotions, speed, health, driving, fitness, and training - Full Story
January 03, 2014
Be dangerous: Maintaining street smarts off duty Sgt. Steve "Pappy" Papenfuhs - Training to Think

Be dangerous: Maintaining street smarts off duty

Body language, situational awareness, stride, and walking pace are major precipitators for victimization - Full Story
November 25, 2013
Preserving hearing in a high-decibel profession Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

Preserving hearing in a high-decibel profession

Long-term hearing loss may be covered by your state’s industrial insurance plan, but it can be difficult to document - Full Story
November 18, 2013
How to care for the warrior within Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

How to care for the warrior within

Many fail to recognize the wisdom of the ancient warrior cultures —we must maintain ourselves as warriors by attending to our emotional and mental health - Full Story
November 12, 2013
You want me to put my pistol where? Ken Hardesty - Excellence in Training

You want me to put my pistol where?

Appendix carry — carrying a concealed handgun near or on the centerline of the body — takes some getting used to (a really good holster helps!) - Full Story
September 16, 2013
Stacking applies in non-tactical situations too Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

Stacking applies in non-tactical situations too

The stacking entry method serves as a metaphor for what we need to do for each other on a daily basis - Full Story
September 16, 2013
A cop killer up for parole: LEOs send letters in protest Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

A cop killer up for parole: LEOs send letters in protest

Although Sidney Dean Porter was sentenced to life in prison for his brutal murder of Officer Frank Ward of the John Day (Ore.) Police Department, he has being given the opportunity to apply for parole - Full Story
September 12, 2013
5 traits of great street cops Mike Rayburn - Combat Gunfighting

5 traits of great street cops

I’m sure we could come up with a hundred other traits that make a good street cop, but for now, take these few words of wisdom and be safe out there - Full Story
August 26, 2013
Marriage fidelity speaks volumes about your honor Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

Marriage fidelity speaks volumes about your honor

Your word is good, or it isn't — to whom you made the promise shouldn't matter a stitch - Full Story
August 23, 2013
The cop, the biker, and the special-needs boy Keith Bettinger - Musings of a Retired Cop

The cop, the biker, and the special-needs boy

Years ago, when I was still out on patrol, a long-haired guy from a “motorcycle gang” taught me a lesson about appearances sometimes being deceiving - Full Story



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Off Duty Columnists

10-8: Life on the Line 10-8: Life on the Line
with Charles Remsberg
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with Fred Leland