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<p>Often a citizen video only shows the force, not the inciting event and certainly not the totality of circumstances. (Photo: Carla Blazek)</p>

The Totality of Circumstances  

January 28, 2016

By Greg Meyer

People pass instant judgment on officers' actions on video without seeming to know anything about the investigation and analysis that necessarily includes policy, training, and the laws that govern police use of force.

<p>Photo: iStockphoto.com</p>

Response to Psycho-Medical Emergencies  

January 28, 2016

By Ron Martinelli

Psycho-medical emergencies are serious, life threatening events that can rapidly degrade to sudden in-custody death incidents if not handled properly.

<p>In Colorado Springs officers used armored rescue vehicles to remove wounded from the Planned Parenthood Building and ferry them to waiting ambulances. (Photo: Zuma Press)</p>

Lessons Learned from a Very Bloody Week  

January 28, 2016

By David Griffith

It will be many months before we have the final reports on the Colorado Springs and San Bernardino active shooter attacks. But initial reports can give us an outline of what occurred during these two bloody incidents and perhaps enough insight to yield some important lessons learned.

<p>Photo: Monitech.com</p>

Driver Runs Your DUI Checkpoint  

January 28, 2016

By Amaury Murgado

All of a sudden you see a car run the checkpoint, and just as it turns out of view you hear shots fired and an officer calling for help over the radio.

<p>Photo: Kelly Bracken</p>

Guardians and Warriors  

January 22, 2016

By David Griffith

Every guardian—every law enforcement officer—must be a warrior. You can't protect unless you are willing to do violence and stop the threat.

What Are Our Priorities?  

January 22, 2016

By Jon Adler

As the White House commits to providing funding for 10,000 Syrian refugees to settle in the United States, the bill that funds the 9/11 World Trade Center Health Program for first responders has expired. How do 9/11 heroes take a funding back seat to refugees?

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

Warriors or Guardians?  

January 13, 2016

By Dave Smith

One of the big mistakes of the past is the fantasy that law enforcement causes criminality and that if only we can change the police we can stop poverty, crime, gangs, etc.

<p>Photo: iStockphoto.com</p>

How to Survive a Public Relations Nightmare  

January 7, 2016

By Michael Cloud

Too often the old adage becomes true: "A lie travels around the world while the truth is lacing up its shoes." But it doesn't have to be this way. You can survive and come out stronger from a PR nightmare. Here's how.

<p>Photo: iStockphoto.com</p>

Under the Microscope After an OIS  

January 7, 2016

By Devallis Rutledge

If, God forbid, you have to shoot someone on the job, here are some possible consequences you may find yourself enduring for the next several years, even though you may have been completely justified in your use of deadly force.

Police Product Test: Oakley SI Light Assault Leather Boot  

December 28, 2015

By A.J. George

In a market dominated by true "heavy boots" the new Oakley Assault Boots were a crossbreed of boot and athletic shoe, meaning they were as durable as any good combat boot but comfortable right out of the box. Not satisfied with well-enough, Oakley recently redesigned the original Assault and shaved off a ton of weight in the process.

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