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Randy Sutton

Randy Sutton is a 33-year law enforcement veteran, a trainer, and the national spokesman for The American Council on Public Safety. He served 10 years with the Princeton (N.J.) Police Department and 23 years with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, retiring at the rank of lieutenant. He is an author who has published multiple books on law enforcement.
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Blog - Patrol - September 2010

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The Worst Advice I've Ever Received   

September 30, 2010
A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about some of the best advice I ever received. It seems only appropriate that I should also share some of the less sagacious comments I and other deputies and officers have received through the years, as well.

Accountability Works Both Ways   

September 23, 2010
I give big kudos to the Los Angeles Police Protective League for speaking out loudly and candidly against the repellent politico Sen. Gloria Romero (D-Los Angeles).

The Best Advice I Ever Received from Other Cops  

September 16, 2010
I was sure that I could take the dude, but my T.O. reminded me to never judge a book by its cover. He'd known a good many cops and suspects who'd gone headlong into fights, thinking they had the upper hand by virtue of their age, size, or perceived martial arts skill, and they promptly got their asses handed to them.

Why You Should Goof Off (Some) On the Job  

September 9, 2010
Being more lazy/touchy feely/idealistic/free thinking/whatever, I thought it'd be nice to cut some of our own some slack. Maybe let hard workers work out on duty; or, indulge themselves with some down time (a.k.a., get them in tough with their inner fireman).
Photo via Flickr.com (tomswift46).

Investigative Sloppiness is Criminal  

September 2, 2010
Your notes are legal record. Make them complete as possible and keep them safe and secure. Failure to do so can compromise a prosecution.
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