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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 ‘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 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 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
January 28, 2015
How to know if you are being bullied Althea Olson and Mike Wasilewski - More Than A Cop

How to know if you are being bullied

According to the Workplace Bullying Institute, here are indicators you are being bullied. The Institute... - Full Story
January 09, 2015
4 ways leaders can (and should) motivate their officers Karen L. Bune - Criminals, Victims, and Cops

4 ways leaders can (and should) motivate their officers

Those in supervisory and leadership roles can either be motivators or morale busters to the organization depending upon the approach of those police supervisors - Full Story
January 08, 2015
What the civil litigation cases for Brown and Garner might look like Jessica Dipre - Civil Litigation Issues

What the civil litigation cases for Brown and Garner might look like

Police training and proper documentation is more important than ever in order to prevent or defend Section 1983 actions - Full Story
January 08, 2015
What cops should know about ‘checking in’ on social media Ron LaPedis - Private Industry and Public Safety

What cops should know about ‘checking in’ on social media

Are you and your family unknowingly broadcasting enough information to give an attacker a better chance to target you? - Full Story
January 08, 2015
6 keys to pitching your boss a new idea Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

6 keys to pitching your boss a new idea

Using crisis intervention techniques can be a good model for dealing with reactions to your bright idea - Full Story



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