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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>

Telling the Truth   

June 21, 2013
Intentional, malicious, or deceptive conduct will permanently destroy an officer's credibility. Should an officer violate these standards, there is no alternative other than termination or permanent removal from investigative duties.
<p>Officer Craig Durling checks the license status of a commercial driver. Photo courtesy of TPD.</p>

Torrance (Calif.) PD's Commercial Enforcement Unit  

June 21, 2013
The commercial enforcement officers of the Torrance (Calif.) Police Department mostly encounter violators operating mid-sized commercial vehicles with violations such as a pile of unsecured palettes, a 20-foot palm tree clipping electrical line, and a driver using a bungee cord for a seat belt.
<p>Photo by Paul Clinton.</p>

How To Start a Smaller-Agency Traffic Unit  

May 22, 2013
If the chief or sheriff wants to form a traffic unit, stop and ask what kind of unit. Is this purely enforcement or is this a special events traffic detail? Will you handle parades, funeral escorts or other special events? Will you investigate serious and fatal accidents up to and including reconstruction?
<p>A member of the FBI&#39;s Evidence Response Team collects fingerprint evidence. Photo via <a href=&quot;http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:FBI_Evidence_Response_Team.jpg&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>FBI</a>/Wikimedia.</p>

FBI's Evidence Response Teams  

May 8, 2013
The FBI special agents who spearhead regional Evidence Response Team (ERT) units work closely with mostly non-sworn evidence collection professionals to process some of the nation's most challenging crime scenes, including the Boston Marathon bombing.
<p>Photo courtesy of Larry Baimbridge.</p>

Houston PD's Traffic Enforcement Unit  

April 30, 2013
Ten stealth vehicles, including Chevrolet Camaros, have helped this specialized unit issue 100,000 tickets for moving violations a year. The unit also accounts for half the agency's drunk-driving arrests.
<p>Photo by Loren Higgins, Albuquerque Police Department.</p>

Albuquerque's Real Time Crime Center  

April 22, 2013
The sworn officers who assist civilian dispatchers and analysts in the Albuquerque Police Department's new Real-Time Crime Center typically rotate into the assignment after they've been placed on injured, restricted or light duty.
<p>Photo courtesy of Roberta Weintraub.</p>

Law Enforcement: A Path Into the Middle Class  

April 4, 2013
The Police Orientation Preparation Program places career-bound, law enforcement students in an established LAPD training environment. Students graduate with an associate's degree and gain real-life experience as they prepare for a career in law enforcement.
<p>VPSO Sgt. Dan Decker patrols Ekwok. Photo courtesy of Alaska DPS.</p>

Alaska's Village Public Safety Officers  

March 21, 2013
To help keep the peace in Alaska's tiny indigenous villages, the state deputizes rural peace officers known as village public safety officers, or VPSOs.
<p>LAPD Rampart&#39;s SPU tests new equipment such as a V-8 Dodge Charger. Photo by Blake Bobit.</p>

LAPD Rampart's Special Problems Unit  

March 15, 2013
The LAPD's Rampart Division may be the agency's smallest geographic area, but its steady flow of house burglaries, auto thefts, and meth-fueled crime offer the Special Problems Unit plenty of opportunity for targeted enforcement.
<p>Photo courtesy of William Harvey.</p>

Learn Your Weak Skill, Then Fix It  

March 11, 2013
I live by one theory—the thing that you fear the most is always lurking around the corner. Train smart, train hard and turn your weakness to strength.
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