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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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<p>Photo: POLICE file</p>

7 Tips for Handling the Unusual Call  

October 4, 2012
If it is true that fortune favors the prepared, then it makes sense for law enforcement to have as much prior contingency planning in place as possible. There are several things patrol personnel can do in the absence of otherwise readily available protocol.
<p>Photo courtesy of Open Road Films.</p>

Is 'End of Watch' Just 'Training Day II?'  

October 1, 2012
"End of Watch" is from start to finish undeniably entertaining, and on those occasions when it is on tactically and procedurally sound footing, it transcends any other patrol-oriented film I have ever seen.
<p>Protestors gathered in the Anaheim Police Department&#39;s lobby in July. Screenshot via CBS 2.</p>

Doing It Right, Doing It Wrong  

September 27, 2012
If given the opportunity to make a difference in people's lives, are you more apt to toss a lifeline or an anchor?
<p>Photo: Kelly Bracken.</p>

Police Potpourri  

September 19, 2012
Increasingly, there are so many things falling on the law enforcement radar that I feel self-conscious running at the mouth on any one of them. Not to worry, I will continue to do so.
<p>Photo courtesy of Dave Young.</p>

The History of Crowd Management  

August 28, 2012
Riot lines of officers with little protective gear in the 1920s gave way to the use of chemical agents in the 1970s.

Video: NYPD's Empire State Building Shooting  

August 27, 2012
It's small wonder that the news media reported the shooting outside the Empire State Building last week as a mass shooting—it certainly appeared to be. Only it wasn't a mass shooting by a suspect, but by cops.
<p>CC_Flickr: <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/64540855@N07/5878418781/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>marsmet523</a></p>

Are You Dealing With A Super Genius?  

August 24, 2012
An ABA Journal story recalled the rewards that can come from perusing others' scribblings. About the only thing these mental mavericks lack is a prognostication on how long a sentence they'll get for the sentences they write.
<p>Photo via ACLU.</p>

Author Interview: 'If There Were Any Victims'  

August 9, 2012
Author Bill Louis says that based on what those files contained, from 2005–2007 most crimes occurring in the town, including rape, murder, and child molestation, were never investigated.
<p>Photo: Kelly Bracken</p>

Put Yourself Out There  

August 6, 2012
Of course, guys like me were the dummies in this equation. The truth was that the nail sticking out didn't necessarily get hammered. An incredible amount of the time it got promoted.
<p>Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Photo: ACLU.</p>

Book Review: 'If There Were Any Victims'  

July 27, 2012
Author Bill Louis says Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Maricopa County Sheriff's Office never investigated hundreds of crimes in the town of El Mirage, Ariz., which it was contracted to do from 2005 to 2007, and Louis was left to pick up the pieces after the fact.
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