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Positive Negativism  

Optimism is a sense of control in your life, the belief that you can control your destiny and your emotions, and that if you continue to strive you can create positive outcomes.

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Motivating Officers to Stay Fit  

Officer fitness needs to be a priority, or at the very least one of the priorities, for law enforcement agencies. The rigors of the law enforcement profession place an unusual degree of mental, physical, and psychological demands on officers. Maintaining officer health has to be a budget priority, even if the administrators who manage agency budgets have to get creative to find the funds.

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Negotiating with Suicidal Subjects  

Suicide by cop, like other suicides, can be devastating for loved ones of the subject. But unlike other suicides, suicide by cop places a weighty burden on the involved officers that can be career-ending, as a high percentage of officers involved in fatal shootings leave policing within a year of the incident.

No Mitigating Factors for Tsarnaev  

Jurors may have to wrestle with their religious principles over sending Tsarnaev to death, but nothing else. There are no mitigating factors that should save this vicious terrorist from being euthanized.

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YouTube Legal Advice Traffic Stop  

As you approach the vehicle you notice that her window is rolled up and she has a sign pressed up on her window that says, "I am NOT talking to you, NO you can't search my vehicle, and I want my attorney." She also has her driver's license pressed onto the glass so you can see it.

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Video: Three Charged in Shooting of Memphis Police Officer

Three people have been charged in the shooting of a Memphis Organized Crime Unit officer, who was shot in the chest Wednesday night.

Video: 2 K-9s Die in Vehicle at Florida Officer's Home

Police are investigating after two K-9s were found dead Wednesday inside a police vehicle parked outside the home of an off-duty Hialeah, Fla., K-9 officer.

Video: Police Supporters Block Westboro Protesters at Omaha Officer's Funeral

Hundreds of supporters came to the funeral of slain Omaha Police Officer Kerrie Orozco to shield mourners from a handful of protesters.

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In Patrol Blog

Time to Thank the Sheepdogs

I have had co-workers—I have had friends—shot, killed, spit upon, bitten, and even stuck with a needle used by an intravenous drug...

The One Key Lesson Baltimore Cops Didn’t Learn from the L.A. Riots

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake gave instructions to police that protesters be given “space” to exercise their right to...

PTSD: Breaking the Silence

We may think we can control our grief, our terror, or our shame by remaining silent, but naming offers the possibility of a...

   
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