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Doug  Wyllie

Doug Wyllie

Doug Wyllie has authored more than 1,000 articles and tactical tips aimed at ensuring that police officers are safer and more successful on the streets. Doug is a Western Publishing Association “Maggie Award” winner for Best Regularly Featured Digital Edition Column. He is a member of International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), an Associate Member of the California Peace Officers’ Association (CPOA), and a member of the Public Safety Writers Association (PSWA).



William Harvey

William Harvey

William "Bill" Harvey is currently serving as chief of police in south central Pennsylvania. He retired from the Savannah (Ga.) Police Department where he worked assignments in training, patrol, and CID. Harvey has more than 25 years of experience working with recruits, rookies, and FTOs.
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<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.
<p>Photo courtesy of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.</p>

Pittsburgh River Rescue Unit  

September 25, 2013
The River Rescue Unit (RRU) responds to suicide attempts on the river, searches for and rescues lost and endangered swimmers, and makes sure boaters aren't breaking the law.
<p>Photo courtesy of William Harvey.</p>

3 Patrol Maxims to Live By  

September 16, 2013
During your career, you'll hear all too often familiar phrases repeated, some may not be worth repeating but some are lifesavers. I've developed a short list of maxims that good leaders reiterate and young officers should heed.
<p>Photo via <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/27238583@N06/3161095736/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Amy McTigue</a>/Flickr.</p>

Dealing With Police Stress on the Home Front  

September 9, 2013
Police work is one of the most stressful jobs in this country. Day after day, officers see the worst of humanity; absorb the world's negativity; and come home to us. How can we expect this to have no effect on their minds, bodies, and souls? The fact is it does.
<p>Sgt. Ryan Andresen conducts a polygraph examination. Photos courtesy of the SOMU.</p>

N.J. Parole Board's Sex Offender Management Unit  

September 3, 2013
The New Jersey State Parole Board's Sex Offender Management Unit's sworn officers prevent repeat offenses and help offenders re-enter society with active supervision, the use of GPS ankle bracelets, counseling programs and subsequent arrests for new violations.
<p>Photo courtesy of <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/68751915@N05/6869762317/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>401 (K) 2012</a>/Flickr.</p>

The End of Professional Policing?  

August 14, 2013
Elected officials seeking reforms seem to lack the respect for the men and women of emergency services. As one said recently to me, "There is no difference between a police officer and ditch digger, you are all my servants."
<p>Photo via <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/smemon/7118761213/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Sean MacEntee</a>/Flickr.</p>

NYPD's iTheft Division  

August 5, 2013
When iPhones, iPads or other Apple devices are stolen, detectives with the new unit collect tracking numbers of smartphones and partner with Apple to locate the stolen devices.

Video: U.S. Fish & Wildlife's K-9 Detectors  

July 31, 2013
Just as detector dogs can be trained to locate narcotics or bomb-making materials, they can also be trained to find exotic animals smuggled through U.S. airports.
<p>Indiana MSS troopers test chemicals found at a crime scene. Photo courtesy of ISP.</p>

Indiana State Police's Meth Suppression Section  

July 19, 2013
The Indiana State Police's Methamphetamine Suppression Section (MSS) seizes hundreds of meth labs a month. The troopers assigned to the unit encounter plenty of hazardous chemicals, dangerous "shake and bake" meth labs, and children living in meth-cooking environments.
<p>Photo courtesy of William Harvey.</p>

The Bridge Years  

July 11, 2013
Some of life's little moments may be overlooked but many others have been career-enders. What we must do is fully explain the background disqualifiers so future candidates can make sound decisions.
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