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Snack Food  

November 17, 2015

By Dave Smith

Years ago, while working at the Law Enforcement Television Network (LETN), I heard an anecdote from one of the producers who had worked on a corn chip commercial earlier in her career. This event helped her put things in perspective in whatever she did for the rest of her life.

Collateral Damage  

November 17, 2015

By Bradley Nickell

This April we commemorated the 20-year anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. And the repercussions from that day have reached farther than anyone could have expected. The aftereffects are just as real in the lives of some today as if they were present when the homemade bomb in the Ryder truck exploded. The bombing even wrecked the life of one of the conspirators' children, who himself was innocent of the crime.

Reaching Out to the Community  

November 17, 2015

By Leigh Hunt

The events that unfolded in Ferguson and Baltimore may be over but their legacy lives on. These incidents are sparking a vigorous debate across the United States over the relationship between law enforcement and the citizenry they protect.

Robbery at a Fast Food Restaurant  

November 17, 2015

By Amaury Murgado

You get a call at 1:30 a.m. that the freezer alarm has been sounded at a local fast food restaurant with drive-through service that's located in a high-traffic tourist area of town. There are rarely, if ever, false alarms at this location.

Your Leadership Roles  

November 17, 2015

By Amaury Murgado

You're kidding yourself if you think that you will ever have a fully trained and motivated command. You are a trainer, a coach, and if you care about the future, a mentor. In reality, each has its own role, specific purpose, and desired outcome.

Time to Get Real  

October 28, 2015

By Christophor Periatt

The reality of close-quarter engagements is that they are some of the most dangerous situations faced by law enforcement officers. Statistics show that a majority of attacks against officers occur in close quarters during initial or first-contact situations.

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The Last Time  

October 22, 2015

By Dave Smith

To ensure the next time doesn't turn into your last time, you need to reflect and learn from the other last time.

Where is the Clinton Cloth for Cops?  

October 22, 2015

By Jon Adler

Officers who use their personal email accounts for official business risk punishment for any derogatory business-related statements made on personal email. 

Conducting Effective Meetings  

October 22, 2015

By Amaury Murgado

Most facets of supervising can be placed in one of two categories: action or admin. The action parts are what supervisors usually enjoy doing the most. The admin side is a different story.

Building Mental Resiliency  

October 7, 2015

By Todd Brimm

Too many law enforcement officers eventually succumb to the hazards of their careers indirectly because of the psychological effects of their profession. And there is no body armor for the mind and the psyche.

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