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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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Reserving Comment…

Often unnoticed and underappreciated, reserve officers deserve more respect from us all. Continue reading

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An Opportunity to Remember…

This Sunday, May 15th, will mark the official observance of “National Peace Officers Memorial Day”, and in all likelihood it will come and go without much in the way of fanfare from the populace.  Those who are especially in tune … Continue reading

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Get a haircut and get a real job…

It’s not terribly uncommon for someone to approach a police officer and tell about how he or she has always thought it would be a great job to have.  Sometimes it’s someone who has already established himself in another career field, … Continue reading

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Lying in Wait, or Waiting to Lie?

While his grammar may not have been the best, the character Tony Montana struck a chord inside me with this quote in the movie Scarface:  “All I have in this world is my balls and my word, and I don’t break them for no … Continue reading

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Now Hiring…

Cops love to complain, it’s just what we do. The folks we deal with on a daily basis, both on calls and within the agency give us plenty of material.  Lawmakers, attorneys, and the media bring their own unique flavors … Continue reading

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No one loves a warrior until the enemy is at the gate…

There has been a debate in law enforcement over the past five years or so, and depending on how plugged in to the nation-wide news and police-specific training and news sites you may have already heard about it.  This debate … Continue reading

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Sleepless in Suburbia…

One of the unknown trials and tribulations experienced by a night shift cop is the difficulty in acquiring a sufficient amount of sleep to remain productive and healthy for a long period of time.  Scientists haven’t figured out why sleep … Continue reading

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