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<p>Photo: Amaury Murgado</p>

Maintain a Healthy Mind  

February 3, 2014

By Amaury Murgado

If you don't work to maintain a healthy mind, you will lose a running battle with things like memory, stress, and empathy, which are all important for a law enforcement officer's daily routine.

<p>Photo courtesy of American Military University</p>

Plan to Advance Your Career  

January 30, 2014

By Leischen Stelter

When it comes to career planning, first things first: Figure out your desired career path.

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

Don't be a Philistine  

January 30, 2014

By Dave Smith

Are you confident in your defensive skills? If so, then don't take them for granted, but rather keep training. If you're lacking in these skills, then make them strengths by practicing.

<p>Photo: Kelly Bracken</p>

Military Vets Joining Law Enforcement  

January 30, 2014

By Mark Clark

Men and women leaving active-duty military jobs would seem to be a perfect fit for police careers. But there are many obstacles in their way and hurdles they must overcome before pinning on their badges and joining the thin blue line.

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

Who Loves Ya, Baby?  

December 23, 2013

By Dave Smith

Being overly emotionally committed to your agency only leads to heartbreak. Unrequited love is one of the toughest emotional hits a human can face and therefore I ask you to rethink your relationship with your agency and those who work with you.

<p>Photo: Traci Dean</p>

Maximizing Striking Power  

December 23, 2013

By Amaury Murgado

Law enforcement combatives are about obtaining control, and knowing how to strike properly is a big part of that. This concept is brought home every time we see an ineffective officer struggling for control in a YouTube video or in a story on the local nightly news.

<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

Cops and Holiday DUIs  

December 23, 2013

By Dean Scoville and Evan Wagner

One study reported that overall alcoholic intake may not be greater among police officers, but officers have higher incidences of binge drinking. Take a moment to consider that…and where you land, particularly as holiday festivities (and New Year's resolutions) approach.

<p>Remember to make use of all resources available to you for an investigation, whatever the type of case. Photo: Osceola County (Fla.) Sheriff&#39;s Office Forensics</p>

12 Tips From Homicide Detectives  

December 23, 2013

By Amaury Murgado

I work with some highly recognized homicide detectives who have provided tips that could help detectives and patrol officers alike. The following bits of wisdom apply to all investigations, regardless of the nature of the crime or who is investigating.

To Serve and Protect  

December 2, 2013

By David Griffith

I don’t know for sure what drove Libke to volunteer as a reserve officer. But I bet it was a desire to serve his community.

<p>Paintball is one way to get immediate training feedback.&nbsp; </p>
<p>Photo: Osceola County (Fla.) Sheriff&#39;s Office</p>

Movement to Contact  

November 14, 2013

By Amaury Murgado

For us, the purpose of MTC is stop the threat, deny the suspect movement, deny an advantageous tactical position, or collect information to be used in critical next-step decision-making.

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