If your union or employee rights organization asked you to participate in a sick-out/blue flu to support an employee rights issue, would you do it, even if it put your job in jeopardy?
Out of the trees came a charging, trumpeting bull elephant, apparently intent on stomping not only the ball, but all the players, too.
Those last four words, "evaluate a suspicious package," always make those little cop hairs on the back of your neck stand straight out like the quills on a porcupine being chased by a hungry dog.
The biggest problem is recognizing true cover and what isn't. There is a distinct difference between cover and concealment.
Today's law enforcement personnel have many choices beyond leather, and much more to carry than just a pistol.
Gangs exist everywhere in this country. Although we might like to think we are immune, no community should give in to this belief.
Since taking the law enforcement community by storm in the early 1980s, Glock has continued to grace the holsters of cops of every rank and service.
Every officer on the New Orleans Police Department knows instinctively when Carnival season begins. No one needs to check the calendar. It's in the air like the smell of alcohol and the laughter of excited crowds gathering on the streets of the Vieux Carre (the French Quarter).
The week before Christmas tragedy befell 27-year-old Marvin Hendrix of Hamilton, Ohio. That morning he was at his girlfriend’s residence when he started vomiting blood. She called 911 and paramedics arrived to find Hendrix combative and violent. They summoned the police.
There were some pretty cool products at TREXPO West. And not just for SWAT officers, either. Every department could use updated training equipment and vehicles. If your agency doesn't already have these items, add them to that wish list you keep at your desk.
Often the classroom sessions are the dullest part of any professional show. But TREXPO West flipped that assumption on its ear. At the March exposition and conference, the conference portion of the proceedings was dynamic and powerful and many attendees walked away with valuable information that could save officer and civilian lives.