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Keep Your Sense of Humor  

December 23, 2013
As a demonstrably immature 21-year-old, I defensively adopted a more reserved demeanor in the hopes that it would be interpreted by the academy staff as reflective of a sober nature. I beat down any temptation to crack a joke in the academy with whack-a-mole determination and my effort was so successful that I quickly became known as "stress cadet”

Getting Schooled  

December 4, 2013
In the hierarchy of transgressions, we never pay more than when we pay for the unsatisfactory explanation. Sometimes it’s smart to be smart, act smart, and explain accordingly.
<p>Vehicles such as this LDV model are always a big draw.</p>

My Report from COPS West 2013  

November 12, 2013
The expo can be a bit of an adventure. And herein I will share some of my thoughts on this year's edition.

Toy Guns and Cops: A Toxic Mix  

November 4, 2013
As for those who have tried to damn those officers, I wonder what they would hope they might do if they'd seen 12-year-old Nevada teenager Jose Reyes whip out a firearm on teacher Michael Lansberry.
<p>Photo: Kelly Bracken</p>

Wishful Thinking  

October 27, 2013
Common sense law enforcement. A 14-year old gets arrested and charged for streaking and faced with being expelled, prosecuted, and branded a sex offender he commits suicide.
<p>Photo by Kelly Bracken.</p>

The Fourth Estate and Law Enforcement's Eighth Deadly Sin  

October 10, 2013
One would have thought that the news media—for all its protestations of harms incurred at the hands of police—might have adopted some form of its own Hippocratic oath by now. That it would swear to avoid putting cops and citizens in danger.

Video: Justified Deadly Force In D.C.  

October 8, 2013
Law enforcement's use of deadly force at the end of the U.S. Capitol pursuit may not satisfy the mainstream media or other second guessers, but it was the proper response to a lethal situation.
<p>Photo by Kelly Bracken.</p>

Is Your Boss a Weiner or a Winner?  

September 26, 2013
If the men and women of patrol have to be exposed to a cross-section of varied subjects, then law enforcement administrators are expected to have doctorates in each of those and be able to answer for and explain the seemingly inexplicable actions of each of their subordinates.
<p>Photo by Mark W. Clark.</p>

How to Survive Being Shot  

September 17, 2013
By understanding three basic steps—Breathe, STOT, Move—officers are able to maintain control over their physiological responses and employ more effective psychological responses to stressful incidents.
<p>Photo by Kelly Bracken.</p>

Hope and Change? How About Live and Learn?  

September 11, 2013
The wife says that there is usually justification to my umbrage—it's my bail schedule that sucks. And so mine has been a history of strained associations, parted companies, and dissolved friendships.
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