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Lynne Doucette

Lynne Doucette

Lt. Lynne D. Doucette is a patrol supervisor and defensive tactics trainer with the Brunswick (Maine) PD. Prior to being the first female promoted at BPD, she worked as an undercover detective assigned to the state narcotics task force.



Patricia Teinert

Patricia Teinert

Patricia A. Teinert has been a Texas peace officer since 1984. She has served as a patrol officer, investigator, and member of a juvenile gang and narcotics task force. She is currently a patrol officer with Katy ISD Police Department.
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<p><em><strong>Quercetin is a potent antioxidant found in the skin of apples. Photo: Flickr (bunchofpants).</strong></em></p>

Supplements Help Get You Fit for Duty  

April 6, 2011
Several medications prescribed to treat chronic pain are habit forming, and anti-inflammatory medications such as NSAIDS can cause gastrointestinal bleeding. Supplements mentioned below bolster the immune system and reduce pain.
Tags: Nutrition
<p>Blueberries are rich in antioxidants, and blueberry skins contain the natural anti-inflammatory quercetin. Image via Flickr (kendiala).</p>

Anti-Inflammatory Foods Help You Heal Faster  

March 24, 2011
It's easy to develop poor eating habits when you spend most of your day in your car or walking a beat. I didn't cut out the junk food until I started working undercover. I'd learned that if I wanted to keep my energy up and stay sharp, I had to fuel my body with healthy food.
<p>The author gets herself ready for a shooting competition with her carbine. Photo courtesy of Tricia Kennedy.</p>

How Combat Breathing Saved My Life  

March 9, 2011
Combat breathing was developed as a tactical survival skill in helping police and military personnel rapidly regain control of their breath, thereby gaining control of their body during critical situations.
Savvy leaders can get past the idea that every person deserves the same size slice of accolades or punishment. Photo via Flickr (alexik).

Manage Officers Equitably, Rather Than Fairly  

February 22, 2011
Treating everyone "fairly" doesn't work. Rather, you must be equitable. What's the difference? I always say, "Fair happens once a year, and it's called the county fair." Equity should happen daily. Equity takes into consideration differences, while still giving everyone access to opportunity.

Prisoner Escorts Require Two Officers  

December 8, 2010
If one wants to find issue or place blame, I would look toward the policies and judgment of the agency's administration. Why was there only one officer escorting this inmate? Even Sheriff Phil Wowak has said his office will re-evaluate their prisoner-escort policy of one inmate, one deputy.

Female LEO Hiring Campaigns  

October 19, 2010
Many agencies shy away from targeting specific groups due to fear of liability. However, there is a clear difference between target recruiting and target hiring. Surely, an agency can't promote they're hiring from within one specific group. However, there's nothing wrong with engaging in a specific campaign to encourage qualified females to apply.
Richmond (Va.) PD Sergeant Carol Adams boxes up old cell phones to be recycled through Verizon Wireless' HopeLine program that benefits victims of domestic violence.

Domestic Violence Is a Preventable Crime  

October 5, 2010
What I do want to tell is my story, my connection with domestic violence, why I joined the Richmond (Va.) City Police Department, and what I'm doing to help.
Phoenix Officer Jennifer Moore receives a new ballistic vest to replace the one that saved her life in 2008. U.S. Armor General Manager Georg Olsen (left) and Executive Assistant Chief Tom Lannon (with microphone) flank her. Photo: POLICE archives.

Do Victim Impact Statements From Officers Carry More Weight?  

September 21, 2010
Phoenix Police Officer Jennifer Moore read her victim statement during sentencing. One article stated, "the highlight in court was Moore's dramatic description of how his shooting her had impacted her life."
Photo via Flickr.com (loop_oh).

Keep Vitamin D In Your Diet  

September 3, 2010
Our chance of being shot and killed as an officer are far less likely than our chance of being killed by a heart attack or dying from the complications of a broken hip when we're older due to a vitamin deficiency.
Tags: Nutrition
A scene from "Sunshine Cleaners," a 2008 movie following two sisters who start a crime-scene clean-up business.

Bringing Sunshine To Dark Souls  

August 18, 2010
Even though it's painful to go to a scene where personal tragedy from our past is brought front and center, it's actually what makes being an officer, especially a female officer, so worthwhile.
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