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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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12 Keys to a Successful Career  

There's a lot you can learn from veteran and retired officers who have worn the badge before you, including how to thrive and prosper in the law enforcement profession.

The Three Things Only You Can Control  

Wouldn't you rather work with someone who has a good attitude? So would everyone else.

<p>Photo: Michael T. Rayburn</p>

Don't Fear the Recoil  

Some agencies have sold off their shotguns or traded them away in favor of the rifle. Rifles are great, but so are shotguns, and you should have both.

<p>Law enforcement agencies need to communicate in greater depth and with much more precision when dealing with the media. (Photo: iStockphoto.com)</p>

Media: Getting in Front of the Story  

I know one thing for sure: neither cops nor reporters understand each other. The role of the media is to be a check on government, including law enforcement. And law enforcement's role is the motto written on the side of LAPD's patrol cars: "to protect and to serve."

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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.

News

Texas City Won't Allow Off-Duty Officers to Work Security at Bars

A change in an Odessa (TX) Police Department policy will leave local bars without off-duty police officers to provide security, a move that has left bar owners and managers perplexed and officers upset but unwilling to speak out publicly.

Kansas Law Enforcement Recruits' Fitness Requirements May Change

Hoping to attract more potential recruits, some Kansas law enforcement agencies are studying the possibility of easing fitness requirements for applicants.

Spokane Expands Police Chief Search Process

On Monday, the same day Craig Meidl was expected to be confirmed as Spokane's next police chief, the Washington city announced it would be extending the search process.

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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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Shooting Range Systems and Equipment 2015
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Handling Passive Resisters
In an age of Occupiers, officers must gain control of...
Counterfeit Police Products
A retired officer started The Counterfeit Report website to...
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Too many officers try to handcuff a suspect while he or she...
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Commercial Enforcement Violations
The two officers of the Torrance (Calif.) PD's Commercial...
 
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