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February 18, 2015
5 'rules' for winning courtroom testimony Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

5 'rules' for winning courtroom testimony

The below rules will help you overcome instances in the courtroom when being cross-examined by a defense attorney whose focused purpose is to discredit you — even if you’re telling the truth - Full Story
February 18, 2015
How to train for and heal from psychological 'holes' Jeff McGill - Mindset and Mental Health

How to train for and heal from psychological 'holes'

You have either been to a call or you are heading to the call in the future that will leave a hole in you, but you have an enormous amount of control in how you are changed by how you prepare - Full Story
February 13, 2015
3 integrated concepts for domestic violence investigations David Cropp - Domestic Violence Prevention & Investigation

3 integrated concepts for domestic violence investigations

Embracing these three concepts will do a lot to move law enforcement into the future of effective response and investigation of DV / CEDV calls for service - Full Story
February 12, 2015
27 keys to retiring from police work ‘undefeated’ Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

27 keys to retiring from police work ‘undefeated’

To retire undefeated, you must work hard to survive physically, legally, and emotionally — losing any one of these battles can lead to devastating consequences for officers - Full Story
February 12, 2015
Why success stories are so important in police promotional interviews Rick Michelson - Promotional Preparation

Why success stories are so important in police promotional interviews

During the promotional process, provide stories and examples for evaluators to remember you by, and don’t forget to say that you want the job, are ready for the job, and are looking forward to the job! - Full Story
February 05, 2015
7 keys for police leaders to improve trust with subordinates Neal Trautman - Ethics in Law Enforcement

7 keys for police leaders to improve trust with subordinates

Employee mistrust of police leadership contaminates relations with communities — then, when emotionally charged incidents occur, the already-strained connection breaks apart - Full Story
February 04, 2015
How cops are catching grow ops with AM radios Keith Graves - The Drug Warrior

How cops are catching grow ops with AM radios

Many ham operators can locate a grow simply by taking a radio and portable antennae out into their neighborhood and using the radio to triangulate the exact location of the grow - Full Story
February 04, 2015
How ‘broken windows’ policing devolved into a false narrative of racism Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

How ‘broken windows’ policing devolved into a false narrative of racism

The premise that there is a systemic racial problem in American law enforcement is simply unfounded and without merit - Full Story
February 02, 2015
7 findings from first-ever study on body cameras Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

7 findings from first-ever study on body cameras

For 12 months, Rialto’s 54 frontline officers all were assigned randomly to wear or not wear TASER HD Axon Flex video/audio cameras attached to their clothing during each of their 12-hr. shifts - Full Story
January 28, 2015
Bullies in the workplace: Sabotaging police culture Althea Olson and Mike Wasilewski - More Than A Cop

Bullies in the workplace: Sabotaging police culture

Bullying is now recognized as “not just for kids” as the problem of adult bullying in the workplace is getting attention — the law enforcement workplace is not exempt - Full Story



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