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Dean Scoville

Associate Editor of Police Magazine and a retired patrol supervisor and investigator with the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, Sgt. Dean Scoville has received multiple awards for government service.
Patrol

Blog - Patrol - September 2013

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<p>Photo by Kelly Bracken.</p>

Is Your Boss a Weiner or a Winner?  

September 26, 2013
If the men and women of patrol have to be exposed to a cross-section of varied subjects, then law enforcement administrators are expected to have doctorates in each of those and be able to answer for and explain the seemingly inexplicable actions of each of their subordinates.
<p>Photo by Mark W. Clark.</p>

How to Survive Being Shot  

September 17, 2013
By understanding three basic steps—Breathe, STOT, Move—officers are able to maintain control over their physiological responses and employ more effective psychological responses to stressful incidents.
<p>Photo by Kelly Bracken.</p>

Hope and Change? How About Live and Learn?  

September 11, 2013
The wife says that there is usually justification to my umbrage—it's my bail schedule that sucks. And so mine has been a history of strained associations, parted companies, and dissolved friendships.
<p>Photo courtesy of Craig Medon.</p>

What I Learned From 25 Years of Police Work  

September 6, 2013
While training a recruit, I passed on some of the most important lessons that sustained me through my career and kept me motivated to cross the finish line to retirement. I'd like to continue to pass along these lessons so other officers can benefit from what I've learned.
<p>Photo via <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/65354164@N02/6635014909/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Glyn Lowe</a>/Flickr.</p>

Restoring the Dream  

September 5, 2013
When Dr. Martin Luther King gave his "I have a dream" speech in Washington, D.C., black Americans were particularly suspicious of police officers and with good reason. Fifty years later, I suspect that many are now just as suspicious of us. That's a failure within the law enforcement community that demands a remedy.
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