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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.

How to Protect Against Fentanyl Exposure

August 30, 2018

It's important to know what to look for if you suspect contact with fentanyl. Symptoms of opioid overdose include very small "pinpoint" pupils, slow heartbeat or low blood pressure, and being unresponsive.

How To Survive the Academy

August 7, 2018

Police Academy Instructor Patrick Martin shares 10 tips to help prospective officers meet the rigors of police training.

How To Deal With a New Supervisor

July 9, 2018

I've learned a few things about dealing with new supervisors in my 30-plus-year career in law enforcement. Here are some of them in no particular order.

How To Get a Job in Law Enforcement

June 18, 2018

The economy is better now, and funding for law enforcement is rapidly being restored. This is good news for those individuals hoping to enter policing for the first time, and for veteran officers seeking to move to a new agency. 

How To Handle Lawyers and Miranda Warnings

June 4, 2018
Are warnings necessary during a lawyer's presence?

How To Deal With Being Passed Over For Promotion

May 31, 2018
Although when you don’t get the promotion it might seem like the end of the world, it isn’t. Here's how to handle this situation.

How to Respond to an Emotionally Disturbed Person

May 28, 2018
In dealing with EDPs, one must use a variety of skillsets to de-escalate or defuse situations, requiring officers to communicate respectfully, practice active listening, and avoid stereotyping.

How To Develop a Policy

May 2, 2018

Do your research and follow an outline to create a fleshed out protocol that benefits your agency and officers.

How To…Deal With Wild Animals

March 1, 2018

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.

How to Implement and Justify a Drone Program

January 3, 2018

Unmanned aircraft can perform a variety of critical law enforcement missions; just make sure you have community support and federal permission.

How To Understand First Amendment Rights for Public Employees

December 4, 2017

As a law enforcement officer, what can you say without negatively affecting yourself and your agency? 

Motorola Solutions Technology Aids Florida Agency in Intelligence-Led Policing

November 14, 2017
The department decided to implement Motorola Solutions' CommandCentral Analytics to turn its vision for intelligence-led policing into a reality.

How To Conduct an Area Canvass

November 3, 2017

You need to do a thorough search of the area surrounding a crime scene to develop leads and solve crimes.

How To…Adjust to a New Agency

October 9, 2017

It doesn't matter whether you're a rookie heading into your first orientation or a 10-year veteran, adjusting to a new agency can be tricky. If you aren't careful, it can be a bit overwhelming as you try to fit in.

How To Work With Fire Rescue

September 5, 2017

It's important to communicate with firefighters and rescue personnel and not get in each other's way.

How To…Communicate During a Pursuit

July 7, 2017

Let's be honest, radio procedure during emergency traffic tends to leave a lot to be desired.

How To Work With Aviation Units

June 10, 2017

There is no substitute for some type of aircraft in the air to support your operations. It's imperative that the coordination between ground units and flight crews be seamless and problem free. But this is easier said than done.

How To Conduct Patrol-Level Interviews

April 7, 2017

I have assembled some useful information specifically tailored for the patrol officer conducting interviews and interrogations during the initial investigation.

How to Investigate Lost Children

March 10, 2017

There are basically five ways children go missing: abduction by a parent, kidnapping and ransom, runaway children, predator abduction, or unexplained disappearance. Until you figure out what you have, each investigation starts off with the premise that the child has gone missing by wandering off somewhere. This article will cover common aspects of a lost child in order to help an officer with the initial investigation.

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