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The Many Hats of a Patrolman…

Patrol officers are expected to perform a wide variety of tasks…well Continue reading

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Breaking Down the Ambush

Combat ambushes of police officers by focusing on the basics Continue reading

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State Troopers, Badge Bunnies, and Cheshire Cats…

When I first started my career in law enforcement I had an old state trooper who befriended me and would provide me with some sage advice when the opportunity presented itself.  Back then I was working at an agency that had only … Continue reading

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Broken Windows Matter

The “Broken Window Policing” theory was published in the early 1980’s as a general construct.  It’s main tenet is that once a community begins to turn a blind eye to minor criminal activity, more serious criminal activity is inherently inbound. … Continue reading

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If we were having coffee…

If we were having coffee, I can promise you that we wouldn’t be in a Starbucks.  I live in the suburbs, finding a Starbucks isn’t difficult.  Unless I’m dispatched to one, I refuse to enter the place because I’d be … Continue reading

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911 Society

Self reliance seems to be a lost concept in our society today.  Growing up in a rural community, I experienced a lifestyle that Mrs. Donut would tell you should have been from decades before.  We didn’t have anyone close by, so … Continue reading

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The reality of perception…

Perception (noun) per-sep-shuh n (according to dictionary.com) –the act or faculty of perceiving, or apprehending by means of the senses or of the mind; cognition; understanding. –immediate or intuitive recognition or appreciation, as of moral, psychological, or aesthetic qualities; insight; … Continue reading

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About a Body Cam

Body cameras are a buzzword, an item being hailed as the answer to all of the law enforcement world’s problems according to activists, politicians, and the media. Footage from a police body camera can be used to scrutinize every action … Continue reading

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