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December 17, 2014
'Sexy' cops vs. firefighters: Double standards and the law Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

'Sexy' cops vs. firefighters: Double standards and the law

Here’s what you need to know about the First Amendment, employer retaliation for speech, and double standards - Full Story
December 16, 2014
Ex-cop's absurd Betsy Brantner Smith - Survival Insights

Ex-cop's absurd "police are racist and violent" claims are dead wrong

The bottom line is that Redditt Hudson is a wannabe politician who, despicably, seems determined to use the Ferguson situation to try and jump-start his stalled career - Full Story
December 15, 2014
The questions about race we need to answer following Ferguson Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

The questions about race we need to answer following Ferguson

Law enforcement should recognize the close connection between use of force and officer integrity as well as the reality that there does have to be meaningful discussion about race in America - Full Story
December 11, 2014
10 rookie mistakes and why you should avoid them Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

10 rookie mistakes and why you should avoid them

Here are 10 things rookies shouldn’t do, but are likely not told about in training - Full Story
December 10, 2014
Enough already with professional profiling Brian Willis - If I Knew Then...

Enough already with professional profiling

It is time to stand up, speak up and put an end to profession profiling in America - Full Story
December 08, 2014
Is America ready for the true cost of police reform? Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

Is America ready for the true cost of police reform?

Some people calling for changes in policing probably do have a handle on the answers to those questions, but I contend that many do not - Full Story
December 03, 2014
Why profanity directed toward suspects isn’t worth it Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Why profanity directed toward suspects isn’t worth it

The two times “poking the bear” has the greatest negative impact is when force has been used already, or just prior to the use of force - Full Story
December 01, 2014
Why chiefs and trainers should be learning from street cops Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

Why chiefs and trainers should be learning from street cops

Working street cops, supervisors, and FTOs who transition new officers from the academy to the street are the real experts in the assessment and training of new cops - Full Story
November 13, 2014
Pulling the pin: 3 key questions to consider Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

Pulling the pin: 3 key questions to consider

There are myriad questions one must answer when contemplating when to retire — and no two people will have the same set of questions or life circumstances — you might do well to begin with these three - Full Story
November 13, 2014
How to ace your oral board interview Rick Michelson - Promotional Preparation

How to ace your oral board interview

Be careful not to interview for the job you currently have - Full Story



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