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<p>Screen grab of citizen dash-cam video of a man with a gun in Baltimore. Image courtesy of the Baltimore Sun.</p>

How Protesters and Politicians Helped Increase Baltimore's Violent Crime  

July 20, 2018
De-policing is an outcome — it is the direct result of protesters, politicians, and the press applying enormous pressure on police to do less policing — in which the obvious end state is an increase in violent crime.

Security as a Second Career  

October 3, 2014
We all agree that owning our own private security firm was the right choice for us after retirement. Part of what has made our partnership a really good fit is that we all have similar backgrounds.

We Don't Need to Relax Recruit Fitness Standards, We need to Prepare Candidates Better  

August 26, 2014
Fitness standards should not be lowered to accommodate anyone, male or female. The job is the job, and the physical requirements are the same for men and women officers.

Prepare for Winter  

February 14, 2014
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.
<p>Photo: <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/yourdon/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Ed Yourdon/flickr</a></p>

Dealing with Divorce on the Home Front  

January 28, 2014
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?
<p>Photo courtesy of William Harvey.</p>

A Few Shots Can't Hurt You  

January 7, 2014
I do not accept the excuse that you are afraid of needles. Get over it and go get protection from some bad bugs.
<p>Photo: Andrew Malone via <a href=&quot;Photo%20Credit:%20&lt;a%20href=&quot;http:/www.flickr.com/photos/41894170049@N01/4424006922/&quot;&gt;andrewmalone&lt;/a&gt;%20via%20&lt;a%20href=&quot;http:/compfight.com&quot;&gt;Compfight&lt;/a&gt;%20&lt;a%20href=&quot;http:/creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/&quot;&gt;cc&lt;/a&gt;%20&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>flickr</a></p>

Fill Your Own Stocking  

December 23, 2013
Maybe you need a last minute tax deduction on professional and safety equipment before the end of the year. I know that at this time of year I require some of what I call needful things for myself. Here are some shopping suggestions.
<p>Photo courtesy of William Harvey.</p>

More Ways to Ruin Your Police Career  

October 23, 2013
Here I'll share still more potential career killers that can haunt you. I'm only trying to keep you out of trouble and maybe save your career.
<p>Photo: POLICE file</p>

Managing a Shift Schedule on the Home Front  

October 16, 2013
A husband on a shift schedule has been known to drive a solid wife nutty, make a grown woman scream, or throw a calm child into tantrum mode. Living this way for any length of time is like living in a constant state of jet lag.
<p>Photo courtesy of William Harvey.</p>

How to Ruin Your Police Career  

October 3, 2013
You can have a fine career here in Copland and can do so without breaking the rules and ending up in trouble. Each of these lessons learned comes from a true story that had liability and professional repercussions.
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