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Meth labs and officer safety

By Special Agent Tim Schultz

When the term “meth lab” is mentioned to law enforcement, EMS and fire departments, officials pucker up. Officers are often afraid of meth labs because of all the horror stories that are told about labs blowing up or officers getting exposed to chemicals. In reality there is no reason to fear meth labs but we must respect them for what they are and what they can do. Officer safety can be summed up with respect and common sense.

Recognizing what meth labs look like is most important ... Full Story

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Wis. officer narrowly escapes critical injuries as suspect drags him with car

A Madison police officer nearly had his legs taken off as he tried to arrest a suspected drug dealer who continued to crash his car into obstacles as the officer held onto him from an open car door.

Instead, Madison Police Officer Matt Schroedl only suffered severe bruises as the lower half of his body dangled out of the car that Kenneth R. Green used to try to escape arrest.

Green, who police approached because of outstanding warrants on Feb. 10 ... Full Story

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If you're an officer like me you probably visit the local convenience store throughout your shift to get a cup of coffee. Do you just park in front of the window and walk right in? ... Full Tip (Secured- LE only)

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