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Picking Partners  

February 8, 2008

Perhaps the saddest of ill-fated partner pairings goes to those orchestrated by the officers themselves.

Dangerous Shifts  

February 1, 2008

Besides having to deal with larger numbers of intoxicated drivers, officers working graveyard have to worry about some of the less obvious dangers of disregarding the body's natural schedule.

Be Thankful!  

January 30, 2008
"We cops have the best job in the world!" How many times has each of us said this to someone during our careers? However, when was the last time you stopped to consider all the other "forgotten" benefits of this job?
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Greener Pastures  

January 22, 2008

In looking back, I have the advantage of hindsight, some maturity, and greater objectivity. I recognize now that the more I wanted something, the more disappointed I tended to be when I got it.

The Bicycle Thief  

January 10, 2008

Fortunately, some of these hustlers on Huffys give telltale clues to their criminal activities.

Lead Them Not Into Temptation  

December 27, 2007

If you’re ever away from your patrol car and find yourself inordinately concerned about the articles therein, then that hunch is telling you to take some corrective or preventative measures. Often, it comes down to simply not leaving anything in your car that you don’t have to, especially overnight. 

Speaking Up  

December 7, 2007

Cops can resent other cops giving them orders. But while it's inevitable that we will occasionally step on some toes, people generally take lesser exception if it doesn't hurt them—certain alpha types included. So tread lightly on the radio while still communicating what needs to be said—before they get more than their feelings hurt.

Don't Get Blind Sided by a Car Crash  

November 30, 2007

It's a recipe for disaster—two patrol cars approaching an intersection on convergent paths. Both have their lights and sirens activated; each expects the other driver to yield; neither can discriminate between their own siren and that of another car.

Case Rejection Protection  

November 21, 2007

The D.A.’s office will give you an explanation for your case’s shortcomings, thereby providing you a means of staying out of the judicial slush pile.

Want to Really Help an Officer in Trouble? Then Keep Your Cool and Maintain Your Professionalism  

November 15, 2007

In the aftermath of a deputy-involved shooting, deputies ran around like chickens with their heads cut off, not communicating anything about the suspect’s description and failing to establish a command post or containment. Meanwhile, precious minutes ticked off, giving the suspect more time to put distance between himself and his would-be pursuers. 

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