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Courtroom Common Sense  

November 1, 2008

By Devallis Rutledge

Testifying might be unfamiliar territory, but a few tips can make it less painful.

Choosing the Right Police Department  

November 1, 2008

By Dwayne Orrick

Find a law enforcement agency that fits your personality and job expectations.

5 Moves That Could Save Your Life  

November 1, 2008

By Louis Marquez

When teaching defensive tactics, simple is better. If you can't execute a technique automatically under stress, it won't do you any good. In fact, it could get you killed. These techniques could save you.

Hazing and Rites of Passage  

November 1, 2008

By William Harvey

You can expect to be put through the ringer and served up some humble pie, but a police department is not a college fraternity.

Keeping up with Case Law  

November 1, 2008

By Devallis Rutledge

Much of what I learned in basic academy in the late 1960s is no longer good law. If I were still operating on the basis of 40-year-old understandings, I wouldn't be very effective.

Missing the Mark  

November 1, 2008

By Dave Smith

If you are always on a range with yardage marked and you're standing in a perfect stance out in the open, stop it!

Aiding and Abetting a Success Story  

October 1, 2008

By Christopher Karney

My pager went off one afternoon a few months later. It was Andy and he seemed to be upset. He had gone to see a Marine recruiter and was told that because of his past run-ins with the law, he wouldn't even make it past the interview stage.

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The Value of "War Stories"  

October 1, 2008

By Dave Smith

Whenever someone asks what they should do in this or that situation, I am usually comfortable telling them I am not real sure what they should do. But there's one thing I'm certain about: What they shouldn't do, since I've probably already done it!

Shots Fired: Little Rock, Arkansas 01•20•1996  

September 1, 2008

By Dean Scoville

Ellison then went to work, ramming the door with his shoulder. He repeatedly charged the door, slamming it as hard as his body could withstand.

Redefining Fit for Duty  

August 1, 2008

By Dave Young

An officer's physical fitness is a concern not just because the officers are overweight and might develop a debilitating health condition in their later years. It's an officer survival issue. It could put an officer at a serious disadvantage when he or she faces a more physically fit bad guy who has the mindset to win.

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