"Feeling down 'n' dirty,
Feeling kinda mean
I've been from one to another extreme..."
- Foreigner "Double Vision"
Thursday, March 6 | Patrol
And so I sat down and waited for highlights of hero-celebrating fare, looking forward to clips of "End of Shift," "Ladder 49," and "Backdraft." I figured I'd maybe catch a glimpse of a pre-"Cheers" Ted Danson in the role of ill-fated LAPD Officer Ian Campbell in "The Onion Field."
What some less scrupulous types won't do for page views.
Monday, February 17 | Patrol
Working patrol, you never know when or where you might find yourself in a knock-down drag-out fight. As such, it makes sense to have some stratagem in place ahead of time. That thought was in the forethought of my consciousness when I decided that if I ever faced an asskicking and really needed assistance, I'd key my mic and advise that I had Jessica Alba oiled down and naked rolling around on a front lawn.
Account for longer nights and other tactical considerations during this cold season.
Friday, February 14 | Careers
As you settle into this snowy, stormy season your thoughts should also migrate toward winter patrol tactics.Take a few minutes to prepare and think what you need to do to be tactically safe and comfortable.
How I maintain my femininity while still garnering respect.
Friday, February 14 | Women in Law Enforcement
Being feminine is often seen as a hindrance as opposed to an attribute when garnering respect from male coworkers because they feel like they have to protect us instead of focus on the problem they are called to handle.
Listen to "Shots Fired" narratives being read aloud.
Tuesday, February 11 | Editor's Notes
We published the 100th "Shots Fired" feature in September. We've decided to present these features of officers under fire as monthly audio podcasts.
Is it time for head and face armor on patrol?
Friday, February 7 | Patrol
Officers who object to wearing ballistic face shields/helmets in high-risk shooting situations should have a face-to-face discussion with their children and ask their children, "What if daddy or mommy would get killed at work and not ever come home again and not ever hug and kiss you or play with you, how would you feel?"
Sometimes, cleaning house means just that.
Tuesday, February 4 | Patrol
Can the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department assert itself as one of the best and most innovative departments in the country? Can it say that it serves its communities as vigilantly and as well as other law enforcement agencies? Can it say that it still enjoys the reputation in the profession that it once did?
Consider carefully if you're ready to end your marriage to a law enforcement officer.
Tuesday, January 28 | Careers
The divorce rate among LEOs is around 70% to 80%, so don't feel bad; you are not alone. However, you need to stop and ask yourself, and maybe your spouse, is this what you really, truly want?
Kershaw shows its new line of Todd Rexford knives.
Tuesday, January 28 | Weapons
In this video, Rexford and Kershaw's Jim McNair discuss the features of the knives, the material used, and their fit and finish.
Lies, damned lies and fellow employees: Recognizing who is working for and against you can sometimes come down to a matter of time.
Monday, January 20 | Patrol
I couldn't help but note how the absence of supervisorial intervention had played out for others elsewhere; how their failure to stem some cancerous problem exacted ever greater tolls later. What might have culminated with a written reprimand or a punitive day off instead ended up being the irrevocable loss of careers, families, and freedoms. A few employees ended up taking their lives.