Marty Katz is a retired sergeant with the Broward Sheriff’s Office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. During his 34-year career, his assignments included field training officer, SWAT team member, undercover narcotics detective, academy instructor street crime suppression unit and supervisor of Recruitment, Criminal investigations and Patrol. Marty is a Florida Department of Law Enforcement certified instructor (Firearms, Defensive Tactics, Driving, First Responder, Ethics and Human Diversity), Expert Witness for Use of Force issues, a member of ILEETA, and past Florida Chapter Director for the International Association of Ethics Trainers In addition, Marty has trained in Japan with the Tokyo Metropolitan Riot Police and is a martial arts instructor.
Marty is owner and chief instructor of Crimewave Solutions, a training company for officer survival and common sense self defense. His first book, Past the Uniform, was published in 2008.
Full list of Marty Katz results
What's your suspect interview strategy? 10 steps to stay on track– 1
There is an art to questioning; cops should follow these 10 suggestions to stay ahead of the game
5 off-duty safety rules every cop should follow– 17
Criminals who prey on society work 24/7, so maintaining situational awareness is always important for police officers
TV cops: Fact vs. myth– 15
Adrenaline-fueled, high-drama television cop shows offer a distorted picture of reality
3 ways new line supervisors can gain and secure officers’ loyalty– 13
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
How a focus on ethics can elevate the police profession– 3
Reinforcing — and reestablishing — trust among those we serve and protect can be achieved by establishing and adhering to higher ethical standards for our officers, leaders, and civilian employees
4 creative 'tricks' to keep you safe on patrol– 36
There are so many tricks of the trade to defuse street encounters and advance investigations — what are yours?
On patrol on April Fool’s– 6
Right or wrong — and certain instances of our brotherhood’s antics were wrong by all standards — a measure of 'cop humor' ensured we were a tight-knit shift
Equipment check: Tips for setting up your duty belt– 28
Part one of a three-part series
Pinning the badge: Honoring our professional traditions– 2
There are two times a badge is presented to an officer — the first upon graduating the police academy and the second upon being promoted — and both are very exciting times
Ode to FTOs: All our teachers had teachers– 2
The most important individual in a new officer’s life is their first Field Training Officer
One button pushes a bunch of a defense attorney’s buttons– 25
“Dispatch, I am behind the vehicle... The driver is failing to stop... I’m 10-31 (chase).” How many of you love being in this situation? I did. After a number of some wins and some losses in co...
One creative approach to breaking down language barriers– 6
For officers responding to calls, unless there is a translator nearby or the officer speaks the foreign language, valuable time and critical information can be lost
Planning your tactical response to bank alarms– 1
When an alarm is received, it is typically unknown whether you’ve got a real robbery, a false alarm, or someone needing assistance who used the alarm system to obtain help
Speaking to the graduating class– 2
Welcome to the greatest profession in the world... you have a unique opportunity because you can dramatically change someone's life for the better by taking the time to care and to truly protect and service
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