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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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November 08, 2012
Is your life really balanced? Betsy Brantner Smith - Survival Insights

Is your life really balanced?

You've got to 'train' for your personal life as hard as you train for your on-duty survival - Full Story
November 07, 2012
P1 Humor Corner: Fun (and funny) at the fundraiser Mike Peterson - Cop Comedy

P1 Humor Corner: Fun (and funny) at the fundraiser

One of the best things about wearing the badge is working the badge. Work it, work it, work it! Ok, let... - Full Story
November 05, 2012
Living with the Sacrifice: Unite, America! Barbara A. Schwartz - Living with the Sacrifice

Living with the Sacrifice: Unite, America!

Hurricane Sandy, with all her fury and force, may have happened for a reason. Mother Nature figured we... - Full Story
October 29, 2012
Badge placement affects survival odds for plainclothes cops Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Badge placement affects survival odds for plainclothes cops

Where you place your badge — at your beltline or hanging from your neck — may directly affect your chances of surviving when you’re confronted by a responding officer - Full Story
October 12, 2012
Professional courtesy: The badge on the uniform trumps the badge in the wallet Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Professional courtesy: The badge on the uniform trumps the badge in the wallet

This is something to be given by the off-duty officer to an on-duty officer, not the other way around - Full Story
October 05, 2012
Scars of the heart: The Ron Corbin story Keith Bettinger - Musings of a Retired Cop

Scars of the heart: The Ron Corbin story

Years of survivor guilt came to a head in the penning of a letter found one night while browsing the Internet - Full Story
September 28, 2012
Financial planning for LEOs: Paying for your kid's college education John Johnson - Balancing Duty, Life, and Wealth

Financial planning for LEOs: Paying for your kid's college education

I hear that one of the proudest days in the life of a parent is the day a child gets accepted to college - Full Story
September 21, 2012
How will the 'fiscal cliff' affect LE families? Edwin Stephens - Long-Term Investing & Financial Planning for LEOs

How will the 'fiscal cliff' affect LE families?

The 2013 economic forecast for the United States will require families to sacrifice more and exercise wise fiscal discipline with respect to their household budgets - Full Story
September 14, 2012
An argument in favor of 'professional courtesy' Keith Bettinger - Musings of a Retired Cop

An argument in favor of 'professional courtesy'

There are enough criminals out there to catch, arrest, and to whom you can write summonses - Full Story
September 03, 2012
Firearms Review: The Charter Arms Pitbull .40 S&W Rimless Revolver Lindsey J. Bertomen - Police Products

Firearms Review: The Charter Arms Pitbull .40 S&W Rimless Revolver

Charter Arms has a new rimless .40 S&W revolver, the world’s first. I put some rounds downrange... - Full Story



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Off Duty Columnists

Triumph and Tragedy Triumph and Tragedy
with Luke Whyte
Staying Oriented Staying Oriented
with Fred Leland