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De-Escalation is Nothing New  

Earlier this month, the Los Angeles Police Commission added de-escalation language to the LAPD's use-of-force policy, but it really didn't change anything.

Monday, April 24 | Patrol

Perhaps the value of the loud noise about de-escalation is to re-emphasize the need to conduct intense training that teaches us to distinguish between those challenging incidents where it is wise to wait, talk, get backup, get nonlethal weapons, get a supervisor, and make a plan versus those incidents where it is proper to take the risk, rush in, and save the life.

SHOT Show 2017: First Impressions from Range Day  

This year’s range day brought out more than 100 companies to show their newest guns, gear, and apparel.

Tuesday, January 17 | Weapons

Industry Day at the Range has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception last decade. The event has become something of a SHOT Show in miniature. Yesterday’s Industry Day involved more than 100 exhibitors of rifles, pistols, shotguns, gear, apparel, and even archery equipment.

Painting Depicting Law Enforcement As "Pigs" Has No Place in U.S. Capitol  

Hatred of law enforcement should not be displayed in the halls of the United States House of Representatives.

Tuesday, January 3 | Patrol

A painting depicting law enforcement as "pigs" is hanging in public space in the United States Capitol. The Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs (ALADS) is calling on House Speaker Paul Ryan to remove this piece of hate from the public space.

Surge in LE Killings Underscores Need to Be Vigilant  

Tuesday, November 29 | Patrol

The recent spate of ambushes and assassinations of law enforcement officers continues the year of deadly violence against law enforcement officers simply because they are wearing a uniform. None of us should act as if it's business as usual and that we cannot become a victim of this violence.

Los Angeles Police Commission Tells Officers to Run Away, or Else  

The message the Los Angeles Police Commission is sending to officers confronted with a violent and dangerous suspect is clear: You can save your life or save your job, but you cannot do both.

Thursday, September 22 | Patrol

It sure must be easy to talk about “redeploying” an officer’s position while sipping a Diet Coke or bottled water while sitting in a police-guarded, air-conditioned room, in a cushy office chair, watching the events unfold in slow motion on a big-screen TV.

Over Accountability in Policing  

Law enforcement officers must be accountable to the people they serve, but politicians and anti-police activists are using calls for accountability to stop you from doing your jobs.

Sunday, June 19 | Patrol

Policing has always had dangers associated with the profession. Physical, emotional, and psychological threats have always existed. However, when the fear of those who work the streets behind those badges is directed more to their own agencies and the government they work for than it is towards the criminal element they are fighting every day, those who suffer the greatest will be the honest citizens of this country.

Haters Gonna Hate  

Word to ESPN: America Appreciates Police Officers

Friday, June 10 | Patrol

It appears Howard Bryant, a columnist employed by ESPN, is offended by police officers being honored by professional sports teams. However, there is a reason the majority of Americans have favorable views of the police and honor their service to their communities.

Police Prevented Trump Protests in Anaheim From Veering Out of Control  

Thursday, May 26 | Patrol

Officers were deployed on foot and in patrol, motor and mounted units — and even in the air. I was certain the officers visibly present were just a small representation of the total number of officers that would be available if needed.

Beloved California K-9 Bruno Dies  

Bruno hung on until his handler could be by his side.

Thursday, May 19 | Patrol

Before he died, Bruno — the iconic Anaheim (CA) Police Department K-9 who became internationally known after he took a bullet to the jaw and chest two years ago, almost certainly saving the life of one or more of his human partners — hung on for his best friend, Officer RJ Young.

Ban President Obama from National Police Week  

The president's silence as police officers are vilified and even killed disqualifies him from speaking at Police Week.

Friday, May 13 | Patrol

Those chosen to speak will be people of prominence and influence and their words will have power if they are spoken from the heart. If they are not, if they are hollow and bereft of passion, then the words themselves though mechanically correct will be devoid of meaning and in fact insulting.

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