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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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June 14, 2013
Paid in full: My most treasured police patch Keith Bettinger - Musings of a Retired Cop

Paid in full: My most treasured police patch

It is not the type of patch over which most collectors would make a fuss, so one might wonder what is so special about this patch - Full Story
June 12, 2013
Terrorist attacks: Making yourself a hard target Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

Terrorist attacks: Making yourself a hard target

Part two of a two-part series - Full Story
June 11, 2013
How police media helped a police marriage Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

How police media helped a police marriage

Every so often, I get to hear directly about the people whose lives have been made better by the information we’ve presented on the website - Full Story
May 29, 2013
9 rounds spent, 4 suspects down: The heroics of Deputy Frank Pobjecky Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

9 rounds spent, 4 suspects down: The heroics of Deputy Frank Pobjecky

How the off-duty Winnebago County (Illinois) Sheriff’s Deputy singlehandedly stopped a pizza parlor robbery - Full Story
May 16, 2013
2 female LEOs talk about the benefits of online education Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

2 female LEOs talk about the benefits of online education

I recently asked two female law enforcers — Lieutenant Barbara Barrist and Lieutenant Debbie Ingram how — they manage to balance their police career and educational endeavors - Full Story
May 15, 2013
Is 'pension spiking' milking taxpayers or smart personal finances? Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

Is 'pension spiking' milking taxpayers or smart personal finances?

Cashing in unused sick leave, payment in lieu of vacation, and/or payment for any fringe benefit to “spike” one’s final compensation is causing a certain amount of public outcry - Full Story
May 08, 2013
Reality Training: 'Vacationing' Calif. cop stops assault on TSA employee PoliceOne Staff - Reality Training: Roll Call Video Review

Reality Training: 'Vacationing' Calif. cop stops assault on TSA employee

Even as we say, "Mahalo, Corproral Rogers," let's answer some of the questions this incident forces us to consider - Full Story
May 08, 2013
Embracing the Suck: How to make the best of bad situations Brian Willis - If I Knew Then...

Embracing the Suck: How to make the best of bad situations

Embracing the Suck puts you in control of your thoughts, your responses and your life - Full Story
May 06, 2013
Off-duty carry: Flying with firearms Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

Off-duty carry: Flying with firearms

The airlines are perfectly comfortable with guns in checked baggage — they deal with them all the time — but you do need to understand the process and prepare your gear - Full Story
April 23, 2013
3 ways to protect yourself from hackers John Rivera - P1 Technology Helpdesk

3 ways to protect yourself from hackers

Many police agencies, private businesses, and even our own Federal Government have experienced some kind of hacker intrusion in the past few years - Full Story



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Off Duty Columnists

10-43: Be Advised... 10-43: Be Advised...
with Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief
Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts
with Force Science Institute