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July 17, 2015
12 reasons Obama’s commutation of 46 prisoners is a good thing Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

12 reasons Obama’s commutation of 46 prisoners is a good thing

A colleague who knows I teach the discipline of staying positive dared me to find one positive thing about the release of 46 felons by our nation’s chief executive — I came up with 12 - Full Story
July 10, 2015
How Cuomo's order to increase civilian oversight could backfire badly Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

How Cuomo's order to increase civilian oversight could backfire badly

The order signed this week by New York’s governor obviously has the most immediate impact on law enforcers in that state, but it is a harbinger of what may happen in other states across the country - Full Story
July 09, 2015
5 incidents that prove ‘regular cops’ are extraordinary heroes Dave Grossi - Tactics & Training

5 incidents that prove ‘regular cops’ are extraordinary heroes

While routinely responding to customary calls, conducting such mundane duties as traffic stops, and supervising the day-to-day police activities, these officers did something extraordinary - Full Story
July 09, 2015
4 signs your LE partner is in crisis (and how to help) Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

4 signs your LE partner is in crisis (and how to help)

A focused question can confront a person with an integrity issue that may be interfering with his wellbeing, his career, and his (and perhaps your) safety - Full Story
July 09, 2015
13 mortifying mistakes cops make Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

13 mortifying mistakes cops make

If your career is long enough and you haven’t done any of these 13 embarrassing things yet, you quite possibly will at some point - Full Story
July 02, 2015
Why individual integrity is a fundamental value in police leaders John Vanek - Task Force Leadership

Why individual integrity is a fundamental value in police leaders

As our nation struggles with the current uneasy state of police-community relations, police officers — and police leaders — who can instill community trust through their personal integrity are valuable assets - Full Story
June 12, 2015
Confidence vs. ego: How one of them can get you killed Paul Marik - The True North of Policing

Confidence vs. ego: How one of them can get you killed

I breathe case law. I eat tactics. I bleed policy. I know my job. I know my limitations. So how could I muck this up so badly? Ego got in my way. I sacrificed my safety over my pride. - Full Story
June 11, 2015
10 things teens who want to be cops can do to start on the right path Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

10 things teens who want to be cops can do to start on the right path

Above all else, remember that if at first you don’t succeed, try again — harder, and with renewed commitment to achieve your goal of becoming one of America’s Finest - Full Story
June 11, 2015
3 ways new line supervisors can gain and secure officers’ loyalty Marty Katz - Past the Uniform

3 ways new line supervisors can gain and secure officers’ loyalty

Everyone in law enforcement loves driving in a super clean vehicle, so I set up a Deputy of the Month program where winners get their assigned take-home squad detailed - Full Story
June 05, 2015
Roy Drago: A modern sheriff straight out of the 'Old West' Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

Roy Drago: A modern sheriff straight out of the 'Old West'

At 85 years old, Deputy Roy Drago is one of the oldest working law enforcement officers in America - Full Story



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