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Taking Care of Yourself  

March 2, 2018

By Melanie Basich

It's often said of moms, but it's also true of officers: you can't take care of others if you don't first take care of yourself.

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How Will the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Impact You and Your Family?  

March 2, 2018

By Adam Doran

Significant changes are coming to your taxes. Here are the highlights with emphasis on topics that are likely to apply to police officers and their families.

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Police Product Test: Tru-Spec Men's 24-7 Xpedition Pants  

March 2, 2018

By A.J. George

Top to bottom, the Tru-Spec Men's 24-7 Xpedition Pants bring a ton of features to the table. These things mean business.

<p>First Tactical Men&#39;s 7&quot; Operator Boots (Photo: First Tactical)</p>

Police Product Test: First Tactical Men's 7" Operator Boots  

March 2, 2018

By A.J. George

These boots live up to their claims of being lightweight and super comfortable right out of the box.

<p>Bears are not a common reason for police calls, but it&#39;s a good idea to have a plan for them in bear habitat areas. (Photo: Getty Images)</p>

How To‚ĶDeal With Wild Animals  

March 1, 2018

By Amaury Murgado

You can be dispatched to pretty much any type of wild animal call. If you can think of it, somebody somewhere has had to respond to it. I will share with you a common sense framework that you can build upon based on the unique situations you find yourself in.

<p>Editor David Griffith (Photo: Kelly Bracken)</p>

School Shootings: Time to Show Some Muscle  

March 1, 2018

By David Griffith

Deterrence is not just a matter of having sworn officers in the schools; it's having the right officer, with the right equipment, and the right training.

<p>Steve Albrecht (Photo: Steve Albrecht)</p>

Be a Jack of All Trades, Not a Master of One  

March 1, 2018

By Steve Albrecht

Focusing on just one vehicle, penal, or narcotics code sub-specialty means that crooks are getting away with other stuff around you. You should strive to be both the Jack of All Trades and the Master of All of Them.

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The Measure of Our Success  

March 1, 2018

By Dave Smith

Good intentions are not enough when we make decisions for criminal justice.

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Take a Breath  

February 8, 2018

By Dave Smith

To prevent taking shallow breaths in stressful situations, make sure you practice and refresh your tactical breathing skills.

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Data Tactics  

February 8, 2018

By Jon Adler

To counter arguments of the media and activists, we need to do a better job capturing and sharing data on attacks against us.

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