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For Community Policing to Succeed, Walking Around Isn’t Enough  

June 1, 2018

Sponsored by Columbia Southern University

Community policing is a way for members of a community and the local police to work hand-in-hand, but what all does it require of residents and volunteers, and how does a community ensure a successful program?

When seconds count…  

March 22, 2018

Sponsored by G-Shock

In a world where seconds count, officers cannot afford for their timepiece to fail.

Criminal Justice Education Options for All Experience Levels  

October 1, 2017

Sponsored by Columbia Southern University

Find the degree program to fit your personal and professional goals in the criminal justice field.

<p>Retiring LAPD Chief Charlie Beck hopes to share&nbsp;wisdom with officers still on the job. Photo: LAPD</p>

It’s Been an Honor and a Privilege  

June 22, 2018

By Charlie Beck

Several themes emerge as I look back on my own small piece of that history. They are things that I wish I understood better when I was younger on the job. They are also things that I hope those who come after me can find of some service as they continue the work that I am leaving behind.

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

The Will to Keep Going  

June 18, 2018

By Dave Smith

Often ambush attacks are so sudden and violent the officer's doom seems certain, yet they manage to overcome the bushwhacking…but how? 

<p>Prior work experience is generally expected before you apply for a law enforcement position. Having military experience is also a plus. Photo: Franklin Rau</p>

How To Get a Job in Law Enforcement  

June 18, 2018

By Ronnie Garrett

The economy is better now, and funding for law enforcement is rapidly being restored. This is good news for those individuals hoping to enter policing for the first time, and for veteran officers seeking to move to a new agency. 

<p>Mark Divine of SEALIFT leads athletes through a breathing and meditation exercise. (Photo: Mark Divine)</p>

Making Meditation Not Suck  

May 3, 2018

By George Ryan

If you start slow and adapt your meditation practice to the first responder lifestyle you'll be able to reap the benefits.

<p>Many law enforcement officers no longer carry a baton, but it is still a very useful tool. The baton gives officers another effective force option. (Photo: Peacekeeper Products International)</p>

Batons: More Than Just a Club  

May 3, 2018

By Ron Martinelli

The baton is a multi-purpose tool that you can use to strike a subject, push a subject away, or as a lever to move a subject into a control position.

<p>Having a clear outline and vision is the first step to creating effective policy. (Photo: Getty Images)</p>

How To Develop a Policy  

May 2, 2018

By Amaury Murgado

Do your research and follow an outline to create a fleshed out protocol that benefits your agency and officers.

<p>You can increase the realism of simulator training for your officers by filming scenarios in your jurisdiction. <em>Photo: Lon Bartel</em></p>

Adding More Realism to Training  

April 4, 2018

By Lon Bartel

Officers perform better when their training includes drills and scenarios that require them to use their skills in context under realistic conditions.

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