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Responding to the Active Shooter

November 9, 2018

Nearly two decades after Columbine there shouldn't be any question as to what we as law enforcement should do in an active shooter situation. We have to respond as safely as possible, grab what we have with us, and stop the killing.

Arizona Chief Suspended Amid Misconduct Allegations

November 6, 2018
The chief of police for the Buckeye (AZ) Police Department has been suspended for a 40-hour work suspension in connection amid allegations of misconduct stemming from an anonymous 2017 letter.

Report: Police Workforce Must Evolve with Emerging Technology

October 18, 2018
A new report from Accenture states that the "public safety landscape is transforming at speed and scale, requiring police forces to develop new workforce strategies, structures and skills."

Baltimore Interim Police Commissioner Withdraws from Consideration

October 9, 2018
Baltimore’s interim police commissioner, Gary Tuggle, said Tuesday that he has withdrawn from consideration for the permanent job.

I attended Advanced Security training in Israel - this is what I learned…

October 9, 2018

The war against terror is no longer isolated to a distant land, somewhere in the Middle East. Unfortunately, residents of the United States have, in recent years learned that we are not immune to such horrific scenes. This tragic development places new challenges before and upon those whose job it is to serve and protect

Beyond the Mobile Field Force

October 4, 2018

American officers are facing a new era of protest, but agencies are still using tactics and methods and training their officers to the standards of 40 or more years ago. I submit to you that the time has come for change in how American officers respond to protests and riots, and that you could learn a lot from your colleagues across the Atlantic.

Responding to Domestic Disturbances

October 4, 2018

A domestic disturbance call can involve anything from a verbal dispute to a homicide. So we all need reminders of the danger of domestic disputes and ensure officers are taking all precautions.

How To Survive a Reprimand

October 1, 2018

Dealing with a reprimand at work can be a very distressing situation. Sometimes we create the situation and sometimes the situation is created for us. Either way, it's best to develop a strategy so you are prepared if and when it happens.

Muslim Officer Suing California Department Alleging Racism and Harassment

September 25, 2018
An officer with the San Jose (CA) Police Department is suing the agency for alleged harassment, discrimination and retaliation based upon his race, national origin and religion.

VirTra Launches Virtual Interactive Coursework Training Academy

September 25, 2018
V-VICTA enables law enforcement agencies, through the use of VirTra's simulators to effectively teach, train, test and sustain departmental training requirements. The newly developed and nationally accredited coursework, when combined with the new VirTra Virtual Instructor (V-VI) and training scenarios, empowers trainers with immediate training program improvements.

Young Man Who Aspires to be a LEO Arrested for Stealing Police Equipment

September 25, 2018
A 19-year-old man who aspires to become a police officer has been arrested for reportedly stealing police radios and other "police-related items" from the Logan County Sheriff’s Office within the last year.

Texas Department Welcomes 54-Year-Old Rookie Officer

September 25, 2018
At 54 years of age, Officer Wendy Caldwell has joined the Houston (TX) Police Department as the agency's oldest rookie.

How the Bond between Cops and Kids Might Help Solve the Police Recruitment Crisis

September 21, 2018
Many police departments have a pop-up tent, a folding table, and a bunch of knick-knacks with the department badge or logo to give away during street festivals and other events. This is a very passive recruitment tool, and arguably a giant waste of time and resources. Where the real recruitment opportunities exist are in the day-to-day contact between young people and the police officers who serve their communities.

3 Injured When DEA Airplane Made Emergency Landing on Texas Street

September 20, 2018
The Drug Enforcement Administration confirmed that an airplane piloted by DEA employees taking part in a training exercise experienced some unspecified problems in the air and the employees were forced to set the plane down in a residential neighborhood in Texas.

Apple Says it Will Begin Training Law Enforcement in Digital Forensics

September 7, 2018
Apple said in the letter that the company is "developing an online training module for police that mirrors Apple's current in-person training."

Police Conduct Mass-Casualty Incident at Former NFL Football Stadium

September 6, 2018
Police agencies from the Washington, D.C. metro area conducted an extensive mass-casualty incident training on Wednesday at RFK Stadium, the former home of the Washington Redskins football team, as well as two Major League Baseball (MLB) teams and one Major League Soccer team.

The Patrol Athlete

September 4, 2018

If you work patrol, you'll benefit from an exercise regimen focused on functional strength training specific to your daily duties.

The Old Guy League

September 4, 2018

This old guy league is a collection of distinguished and often colorful characters; take time to get to know a few. It is very important for the older generations to pass on the institutional knowledge and share the hard lessons learned for this profession to progress.

Ohio Officer Forced to Shoot K-9 Partner During Attack in Training

September 2, 2018
An Ohio officer shot his police dog after it attacked him, leaving him with serious bite wounds, the Columbus Police Department said in a written statement.

Oklahoma Officer Acquitted in Controversial Shooting Protested for Teaching Others What to Expect

August 29, 2018
An Oklahoma officer, who was acquitted of manslaughter charges in the fatal 2016 shooting of an unarmed subject who was high on PCP and failing to comply with lawful orders given by her and other officers, is being protested for teaching a class to fellow law enforcement professionals about what to expect if it happens to them.
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