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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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The One Key Lesson Baltimore Cops Didn’t Learn from the L.A. Riots   

April 29, 2015
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake gave instructions to police that protesters be given “space” to exercise their right to free speech. But in doing so, she admitted, “we also gave those who wished to destroy space to do that as well.”
<p><em> Bessel van der Kolk&#39;s book, <a href=&quot;http://www.amazon.com/ss/customer-reviews/0670785938/ref=?_encoding=UTF8&amp;*Version*=1&amp;*entries*=0&quot;>The Body Keeps The Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma</a>, is a New York Times bestseller.</em></p>

PTSD: Breaking the Silence  

April 10, 2015
We may think we can control our grief, our terror, or our shame by remaining silent, but naming offers the possibility of a different kind of control.

Washington Post Columnist: "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" a Lie  

March 19, 2015
Brown never surrendered with his hands up, and Wilson was justified in shooting Brown.
<p>Muskogee PD patch. (Photo: City of Muskogee)</p>

How One City Kept the Peace After a White Cop/Black Suspect OIS  

March 10, 2015
"It was a classic example of what Force Science teaches about how shots often end up in the back," he notes. "An officer decides to shoot when he is facing a deadly threat, as McMillin was. But by the time the bullets impact, the suspect has begun to turn in flight, and the rounds strike in the back. With action and reaction times, it's unavoidable."

Gun Grabs Are Deadly Serious Even if Suspect Unarmed  

March 5, 2015
According to the FBI, since 2000, at least 57 police officers have been killed by their own weapons, which were taken away and used against them by suspects. So, again, the answer to the unnamed writer in the Times question is simple: if you take or attempt to take an officer's weapon, expect the officer to defend themselves.

The Basics of Body Armor  

March 2, 2015
Ballistic armor is designed to absorb a bullet's energy on impact, slowing the bullet, and flattening it to stop penetration.

5 Laughable Examples of How Hollywood Messes Up When Portraying Police  

February 24, 2015
You know the scene: It’s a tense situation. A cop enters a room searching for a perp. He then makes a show of “racking” a service weapon, or putting a round in the chamber. The thing is, no cop would do that during this point in a call.
<p>Memorial image from Det. Wenjian Liu&#39;s funeral. (Photo: Jonathan Adler)</p>

Our Broken Blue Hearts will Heal and Our Pride Will Not Waver  

January 8, 2015
It was not the police and police supporters turning our backs on the mayor but the very presence of de Blasio, a self-righteous hypocrite, who dishonored the heroism and ultimate sacrifice of Liu and Ramos with his presence.

Law Enforcement Companies Wish You a Happy Holiday Season  

December 24, 2014
Police Magazine asked some of the leading companies in law enforcement product manufacturing to send you some holiday greetings. Here's a list of links to their video cards:

Politico: De Blasio Must Press Reset with NYPD  

December 23, 2014
The low-boil contempt for de Blasio, which has been building for months, erupted publicly on Saturday when dozens of cops turned their backs on the mayor as he arrived at the Brooklyn hospital where the bodies of officers Wenjian Liu, 32, and Rafael Ramos, 40, had been taken.
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