Officer Misconduct / Internal Affairs

Officer Misconduct / Internal Affairs

The Officer Misconduct / Internal Affairs topic area features news, training and information related to cases involving potential or perceived law enforcement misconduct. This section serves the important function of pointing out, not pointing fingers, when a police officer has gone outside the lines.
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August 08, 2014
Why reporting corruption on your PD can be bad for your career Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

Why reporting corruption on your PD can be bad for your career

Speaking up against corrupt or criminal activity in your ranks can be the most courageous and dangerous thing you’ll ever do as a police officer - Full Story
August 01, 2014
Do something about the corrupt cop on your PD Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Do something about the corrupt cop on your PD

Cops almost universally agree that their department is better off when a criminally corrupt cop is ejected from the ranks — those who disagree are probably criminally corrupt themselves - Full Story
August 01, 2014
How to react when a cop goes 'bad' Karen L. Bune - Criminals, Victims, and Cops

How to react when a cop goes 'bad'

It is an undisputable fact that in any profession there is a bad apple in every bunch, but the impact in the police world is more devastating than most others - Full Story
August 01, 2014
3 keys to preventing problem officers in your ranks Paul Cappitelli - The Elephant in the Room

3 keys to preventing problem officers in your ranks

Too often, police leaders seem to believe that ‘bad officers’ only flourish in someone else’s back yard and not their own - Full Story
October 23, 2013
10 tips for when you are served with a use-of-force lawsuit notice Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

10 tips for when you are served with a use-of-force lawsuit notice

Police attorney Lance LoRusso offers a checklist of what to do — and what not to do — when faced with a civil suit - Full Story
August 30, 2013
Overcoming organizational mistrust in the IA unit John Hein - Inside Internal Affairs

Overcoming organizational mistrust in the IA unit

All the players in the process can build trust between the IA function and those who are affected by it - Full Story
August 09, 2013
Viral video: Ga. LEOs' 'unprofessional' conduct Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Viral video: Ga. LEOs' 'unprofessional' conduct

False accusations of misconduct are made against cops on a daily basis, but we cannot ignore the fact that some bad apples really are ruining the bushel - Full Story
August 08, 2013
How not to be 'Officer Schmuck' Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

How not to be 'Officer Schmuck'

I want to stand in the shadow of your greatness, not under the dark cloud of your skillful sloth - Full Story
July 24, 2013
Disobeying the brass for the 'right' reasons Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Disobeying the brass for the 'right' reasons

When faced with a conflict between agency policy and personal convictions, do you decide to be "righteous" rather than "right?" - Full Story
July 15, 2013
Body-cavity searches and common sense: No misdemeanor is worth losing your job Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Body-cavity searches and common sense: No misdemeanor is worth losing your job

It’s pretty unlikely that there’s even one jurisdiction in America in which a roadside body-cavity search falls within agency policy - Full Story



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Officer Misconduct / Internal Affairs Columnists

Inside Internal Affairs Inside Internal Affairs
with John Hein
10-43: Be Advised... 10-43: Be Advised...
with Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief