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Dean Scoville

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.
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Medical Diagnosis: We Suck!  

January 8, 2009

So NINETY-NINE+ percent of emergency room doctors polled think we use excessive force? Let's hear it for the less than one-percenters!

Random Thoughts and Observations   

December 22, 2008

There are things that, while perhaps worthy of a mention, don’t warrant a whole column. And so I decided to make a column out of several of them.

The Ghosts Of Christmases Past   

December 19, 2008

This is my first murder, the first of many I will roll on throughout my career. Back at home, only exhaustion lets me get some sleep before reporting back to work later that day.

Extra Sensory Policing   

December 12, 2008
Call it a hunch, precognition, ESP, or intuition, most cops have experienced it: That feeling that something isn’t right. That sensation that something bad is going to happen. For some, the impression proves prophetic.

Calling the Chase  

December 5, 2008

Whenever we hear a well-called pursuit, we are in awe of it. We know that it's a damn difficult thing to accomplish.

"I Don't Like, Trust, or Respect You (But I Can Work with You)"  

November 26, 2008

At that moment, there was no shortage of things I could be taken to task for: insubordination, failure to document an off-duty incident, conduct unbecoming an officer, late for work, drama queen. It was then that I realized the man was really putting his ass on the line for me.

Call for Civilian Backup   

November 7, 2008

Don’t be shy about asking for assistance from everyday people should you find yourself in need. You might be pleasantly surprised by their response.

Buzzkill  

November 3, 2008

When you start drinking to the point that you’ve forgotten what the law is and your obligation to uphold it, then you’re not one of us.

Tricks and Treats  

October 28, 2008
It’s time for my Annual Real Men (and Women) of Halloween Genius Roundup wherein I review the previous year’s sordid activities. Here are the weirdos and wackos who helped keep us employed, entertained, or emotionally spent in 2007.

Home Invasions Targeting Cops  

October 17, 2008

When three suspects assaulted an off-duty LAPD officer at his Gardena, Calif., home, a police spokesperson said it was the first time he'd heard of an officer being a victim of a home invasion robbery. While that may be the case, the crime was not without precedent.

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