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Patrol

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My Response to Ferguson  

December 4, 2014
As a 17-year police veteran and a use of force/defensive tactics trainer, I held my opinions until I was presented with the facts of this case; I did not base them on suppositions or emotions.

Police Rifles: Why We Carry What We Do  

October 10, 2014
Chief Michael C. Koval of the Madison (Wis.) Police Department recently wrote a post on his blog in response to commentary in a local newspaper regarding whether police need AR-15s. He deftly refutes claims of militarization and presents his perspective as a law enforcement officer.

Law Enforcement's—and Society's—Only Hope  

October 8, 2014
Today, for the most part, the best and the brightest in law enforcement still run directly toward the violence and the trouble when it erupts. But if special interest groups continue to go unchallenged in setting the rules for how we work and how we defend ourselves, society will be left with mediocre and desperate officers shuffling toward the trouble and perhaps even running away.

The Reality of Police Retirement: Live Lean or Keep Working  

September 22, 2014
Are you doing your retirement planning in the briefing room or through the patrol car window? It may be better to seek a financial professional who knows your police retirement system and can guide you though the intricacies of retirement.

"Unarmed" Suspects and Un-brained Media  

September 2, 2014
Few if any pseudo-journalists or pseudo-pundits on the nightly news have bothered to mention Graham v. Connor, which for a full quarter century has been the law of the land regarding how to evaluate a police use of force.

The Aftermath of Police Encounters with “Unarmed” Individuals--57 Murders  

August 27, 2014
According to the FBI’s online database of officers feloniously killed, as well as the Officer Down Memorial Page, since 2000, there have been at least 57 occurrences where the suspects have taken officers’ weapons and murdered the police officer with it.

What Went Wrong in Jersey City?  

July 18, 2014
How did there become such a huge rift between the Jersey City police and the people that are sworn to protect? This didn’t start with the murder of Melvin Santiago. It is something that grows like a cancer over the years.
<p><span>Photo via Flicker (jurvetson).</span></p>

How SCOTUS Cell Phone Search Warrant Ruling Affects You  

June 26, 2014
On June 25, the Supreme Court ruled that the well-established exception permitting some searches incident to arrest does not apply to data searches of the arrestee's cell phone. But there are some details that you should know.
<p><span>Photo: Mark W. Clark</span></p>

Taking The Power Seat  

June 9, 2014
The tragic killings of two Las Vegas officers having lunch at a pizza place on Sunday morning brought me chills. It was reality check time for me. I realized that any officer is vulnerable to attack, at any time, at any place, doing any part of his or her job. Even on a "break," we know there are no breaks, no down time when we're on duty, in uniform.

10 Reasons You Should Not Care About Police Week  

May 16, 2014
To help everyone out, I’ve come up with a pretty valid list of reasons why you shouldn’t care about honoring Police Officers. I’ll be honest with you, no matter what side of the camp you’re on, I think you’ll see my logic. Whether or not I agree with your logic, that’s a different story.
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