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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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<p>Photo by Kelly Bracken.</p>

The Will To Survive  

June 5, 2013
Of the components of the will to survive, none is more important than mindset. How often have we seen a man of lesser skillsets come out the survivor of some confrontation simply because he refused to go down?
<p>Photo by Kelly Bracken.</p>

We Need Smart Cops  

May 16, 2013
I'd sleep better knowing that those tasked with the power of making life or death decisions were those most capable of doing so.
<p>Photo by Mark W. Clark.</p>

An Empathetic Reminder During Police Week  

May 13, 2013
As Americans watch their police officers throughout the country remember fallen peers during National Police Week, we should look for ways to develop a deeper relationship between the "server" and the "served."
<p>Photo by Kelly Bracken.</p>

The Hazards of Sleep  

May 2, 2013
If he worked in one of those small towns that prohibits the exhibition of elephants in a city park on the Sabbath, you could bet that he'd somehow find a way to be booking a pachyderm into evidence Sunday night.
<p>The Nutshellz stopped a .40-caliber round. Photo by Austen George.</p>

Product Test: Nutshellz Groin Protector  

May 1, 2013
The Nutshellz is a groin protector on steroids. It's made with several layers of ballistic material to obtain the NIJ Level II rating encased in a durable rubber material with a carbon fiber outer skin.
<p>Photo via&nbsp;<a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/abardwell/&quot;>abardwell</a>/Flickr.</p>

The Failure of California's Prison Realignment  

April 23, 2013
As we have been lamenting for the past 1½ years, California's controversial experiment in transferring supervision of prisoners from the state to local agencies is a clear and present danger to public safety.
<p>Photo by Kelly Bracken.</p>

Why You Should Talk to the Bad Guys  

April 19, 2013
There is something discomforting in hearing a convicted cop killer say, "He got careless, so I wasted him." But how often can a mere six words leave such an indelible imprint on our mind and help get us through our shifts?
<p>Beware of anti-pension propoganda from the California Public Policy Center.</p>

Anti-Pension Propaganda from Shadowy Websites  

April 11, 2013
Public employee critics in their continuing attempt to place all blame for economic woes on public employees have begun a new line of attack. This time they're employing social media and shadowy websites to bolster their cause.
<p>Photo by Kelly Bracken.</p>

Good Cops, Bad Cop, Whatcha Gonna Do  

March 28, 2013
It's been said that a truly good cop could have worked any era in law enforcement and done quite well. When my mind revisits those cops that I used to work with, around, and to varying degrees tolerated, there are two groups that stand out predominantly for their diametrically opposite approaches to patrol.
<p>Photo by Greg Meyer.</p>

Lessons from the Onion Field  

March 25, 2013
"How could this have happened?" The answer is found when you realize that in the past half century you have had the benefit of improved tactical training that came at the cost of the blood and minds of officers like Ian Campbell and Karl Hettinger.
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