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How to Figure Out the Type of Call You're On  

July 8, 2016

By Amaury Murgado

To be sure, the hardest part of any call is figuring out what you have. Once you do, it's a matter of following protocol, policy, and filling out the right paperwork. And therein lies the rub; getting to that point. It's akin to solving puzzles or answering riddles.

In Praise of Pepper Spray  

July 8, 2016

By Michael D. Schlosser

While a TASER may be a better option at times, pepper spray can be a practical choice. The key is to know when the use of pepper spray is appropriate and will be effective.

Undue Process  

July 8, 2016

By David Griffith

Unfortunately for Mosby and her team, you can't prove a criminal case with just theories and supposition; you have to have evidence.

Lead, Don't Blame  

July 8, 2016

By Amaury Murgado

In today's world there are supervisors who act to protect themselves from the fear of failing, the fear of confrontation, and the fear of dealing with their own mediocrity.

Battling Blue Despair  

July 8, 2016

By Jon Adler

Unfortunately, there's no body armor to repel blue despair, but we can help triage the mental and emotional wounds before they become fatal.

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Wounds That Never Heal  

July 6, 2016

By Richard A. Brooks

I asked about the suspect, and they told me they last observed him getting off of the elevator on the third floor. I notified dispatch and I headed to the third floor. The smart thing to do would have been to wait on my backup. But I was a rookie.

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Pass the Blue Crayon, Please  

July 6, 2016

By Dave Smith

All of us have activities that simply make us stronger and better, like working out or fishing or hunting or … coloring! Look, I don't judge (OK, maybe a little). Just find things that you enjoy and help you recover from the stress of your job.

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Tactical and Patrol Uniforms  

June 9, 2016

By Roselynne Reyes

This apparel is designed to look professional while withstanding extreme conditions.

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How Miranda Became a Household Name  

June 9, 2016

By Robert Demlong

Ernesto Miranda's story began over a dozen years before his untimely death in the downtown skid row section of Phoenix, AZ, only a few blocks from where his story ended. It is presented here by the police officer who made the investigation and arrest, and took the confession later ruled inadmissible as evidence by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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How to Maximize Retirement Income  

June 9, 2016

By Bill Hubbard

When you are in the middle of your law enforcement career, you are caught on the merry-go-round of your career, stretching and straining to reach the brass ring known as "retirement." But there is retirement and there is retiring well and in comfort.

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