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Mark Rivera, Customer Retention Manager and CJIS Security Compliance Officer with Vigilant Solutions, served for sixteen years with the Maryland State Police, retiring at the rank of First Sergeant with thirteen of those years at the supervisory and command level. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Management from The Johns Hopkins University and Secret clearance through the FBI, Baltimore.

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Cutting Edge Curriculum  

The field of law enforcement is becoming ever more complex, and universities' offerings are evolving to keep pace with these changes.

In Praise of Pepper Spray  

While a TASER may be a better option at times, pepper spray can be a practical choice. The key is to know when the use of pepper spray is appropriate and will be effective.

Lead, Don't Blame  

In today's world there are supervisors who act to protect themselves from the fear of failing, the fear of confrontation, and the fear of dealing with their own mediocrity.

Battling Blue Despair  

Unfortunately, there's no body armor to repel blue despair, but we can help triage the mental and emotional wounds before they become fatal.

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How to Maximize Retirement Income  

When you are in the middle of your law enforcement career, you are caught on the merry-go-round of your career, stretching and straining to reach the brass ring known as "retirement." But there is retirement and there is retiring well and in comfort.

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Baltimore Chief Wants State to Relax Restrictions on Past Marijuana Use for Recruits

Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis wants to relax a hiring policy for police officers in Maryland that disqualifies applicants for past marijuana use, saying it is "fundamentally inconsistent with where we are as a society" and hurts local hiring efforts.

NOBLE Hosts 40th Anniversary Training Conference in Washington D.C.

More than 2,000 NOBLE members and guests from throughout the United States are expected to attend the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives' 40th Anniversary Training Conference to be held at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Video: Dallas Police Overwhelmed by Calls and E-mails from People Wanting to Join Force

It was a brief appeal in a news conference earlier this week: "We're hiring," said Dallas Police Chief David Brown. "Get off that protest line, and put in an application."

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In Careers Blog

Security as a Second Career

We all agree that owning our own private security firm was the right choice for us after retirement. Part of what has made our...

We Don't Need to Relax Recruit Fitness Standards, We need to Prepare Candidates Better

Fitness standards should not be lowered to accommodate anyone, male or female. The job is the job, and the physical requirements...

Prepare for Winter

As you settle into this snowy, stormy season your thoughts should also migrate toward winter patrol tactics.Take a few minutes to...

 
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In Training Blog

Officer Safety Training Tip: Defending Against the Bear Hug

Coach John Crouch of the Lab MMA Training Center in Glendale, Ariz., demonstrates how to defeat an attacker who gets you in an...

Officer Safety Training Tip: Defeating the Clinch

In the fourth edition of Police's Defensive Tactics Training videos, the instructors at the Lab MMA Training Center in Glendale,...

Video: Officer Safety Training Tip: Using Leg Strikes

Videos feature veteran officer Ron Dorfman and instructors John Crouch and Adam Gillespey demonstrating the techniques.

 
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