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Also by Lynne Doucette

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A Moose, a Cruiser, and One Lucky Officer

July 6, 2012
Those of us living and patrolling in the northeast understand the dangers of moose in the roadway. An adult moose can weigh up to 1,500 pounds and stand up to 7 feet tall. So it's no surprise that a collision with one can be deadly.

Police Product Test: BlackHawk Women's Performance Polo

June 7, 2012
I have to give kudos to BlackHawk for creating its Women's Performance Polo Shirt as part of a line of clothing for women that's great for both on and off duty and meets the needs of the tactically minded woman.

Facebook: An Officer's User Guide

April 14, 2011
Many of my fellow law enforcement officers are also Facebook users and some hold steadfast that they will never use it. Many officers are against putting any information out on the Web, and I respect that choice. If you do choose to use a social site, I would like to encourage you to consider the following suggestions to avoid trouble.

Female LEO Hiring Campaigns

October 19, 2010
Many agencies shy away from targeting specific groups due to fear of liability. However, there is a clear difference between target recruiting and target hiring. Surely, an agency can't promote they're hiring from within one specific group. However, there's nothing wrong with engaging in a specific campaign to encourage qualified females to apply.

Welcoming Females to Law Enforcement

July 21, 2010
Are we, as a police community, doing things that hinder or scare women away from this job?

Tips For Surviving Third Shift

June 15, 2010
So what do you do, if you're working the graveyard shift? The No. 1 solution is to get enough sleep. Sleep is essential for the human body, and it is natural to fall into an internal and regulated clock.

Should Police Reality TV Depict Off-Duty Life?

May 3, 2010
"Cops" only depicted officers responding and handling calls, and oftentimes the banter that goes along with doing this job. With the newer shows, I was taken aback by how these officers allowed cameras into their personal lives.

Tactics Training for Female Officers Is a Must

April 15, 2010
PoliceMag.com welcomes Sgt. Lynne Doucette of the Brunswick (Maine) PD as a new Women in LE blogger. In her first post, Lynne highlights the need for specialized training for female officers.
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