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<p>Photo: Ziemba Photographic Arts</p>

Shots Fired: Tempe, Arizona 03/03/2015  

Like many law enforcement officers, Julie Werhnyak of the Tempe (AZ) Police Department had a routine she practiced before reporting for her shift. But on Tuesday morning March 3, 2015, something didn't feel right. 

The New Guard  

Capt. Rhonda Lawson, president of the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE), became the first female field captain in the Texas Highway Patrol's history. In her experience, many officers resent competition with minorities for desired positions.

<p>Photo courtesy of Team Wendy</p>

Police Product Test: Team Wendy Bump Helmet  

A good helmet is an essential piece of kit for any tactical operator. The helmets of today are lighter, stronger, provide better protection, are customizable, and are comfortable. Team Wendy's Exfil LTP Tactical Bump Helmet fits all of these criteria.

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

Reserve Officers: For Love of the Job  

At minimum, an LASD reserve officer's service will include logging 20 hours a month regardless of obligations posed by the reserve's regular job and family responsibilities. He may find himself working his own patrol car, standing guard in the cold along a parade route, or handling that "change of shift" report nobody else wanted.

<p>Orange County (Calif.) Sheriff&#39;s Dep. Richard Olszynski was featured in October 2010. Photo: POLICE file</p>

Shots Fired #100: Anywhere, USA  

For our 100th "Shots Fired" article, I'm going to step outside the normal formula of our concept and talk about some things I've learned and some heroic officers I've had the honor of interviewing.

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North Carolina Department Has First All-Female Swearing In Ceremony

The swearing in of the first-ever all-women lineup of officers for the Greenville (NC) Police Department on Monday not only made history, it also served as a big step in helping the department meet a national average.

Kentucky Police Chief Suspended Following DUI Arrest

The Elkhorn City (KY) Police Chief has been suspended without pay following an alleged drunk driving accident.

Ex-Finalist for Top Cop Job Picked to Oversee Police Reforms in Chicago

Now Anne Kirkpatrick will still play a vital role in department reforms after Johnson appointed the 30-year law enforcement veteran to oversee the extensive overhaul as chief of the Bureau of Professional Standards

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Not Afraid to Be a Woman

Being feminine is often seen as a hindrance as opposed to an attribute when garnering respect from male coworkers because they...

Tips for Joining Investigative Units

Investigative units in law enforcement seem to be more welcoming to females than the more male-dominated units. This could be...

How To Deal With Pregnancy In Law Enforcement

Being a female in law enforcement has its challenges. Being a pregnant female in law enforcement is its own unique animal. I'm...

   
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