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Hobbies: Follow a New Passion

July 1, 2014

Law enforcement is a profession that many use to define themselves, but allowing your identity to be based solely on your job is not a good idea. Pursuing an activity outside of policing gives the mind and body a much needed breather. Some officers find surprising ways to fulfill this goal.

Pelican Products Introduces ProGear 20QT Elite Cooler

May 7, 2014
Perfect for use off duty while fishing, boating, camping, or hanging out on the beach, the newest Pelican ProGear 20QT Elite Cooler holds up to 21 U.S. liquid quarts.

Ala. Deputy Dies After Off-Duty ATV Accident

December 9, 2013
Deputy Brad Perry died at 5:50 a.m. Monday at UAB Hospital. He was injured Dec. 3 and never regained consciousness following the accident nearly a week ago.

Managing a Shift Schedule on the Home Front

October 16, 2013
A husband on a shift schedule has been known to drive a solid wife nutty, make a grown woman scream, or throw a calm child into tantrum mode. Living this way for any length of time is like living in a constant state of jet lag.

NYPD Investigating UC Officer at Biker-SUV Beating

October 7, 2013
The New York Police Department has opened an internal probe of an undercover officer and several off-duty officers who were present when motorcycle club members beat up an SUV driver.

Dealing With Police Stress on the Home Front

September 9, 2013
Police work is one of the most stressful jobs in this country. Day after day, officers see the worst of humanity; absorb the world's negativity; and come home to us. How can we expect this to have no effect on their minds, bodies, and souls? The fact is it does.

R.I. Officer Killed In Off-Duty Motorcycle Crash

August 12, 2013
A Providence (R.I.) Police officer with strong ties to his community died Saturday night in a motorcycle crash while off duty. John Reposa, Jr., 43, struck a vehicle at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Incorporate Fitness Into Your SWAT Training

August 12, 2013
Part of the SWAT lifestyle is fitness; make no mistake about it. Teams should not have the "look" of a model but actually just good sound fit individuals to hold things together in a time of crisis.

Fla. Sergeant Quits After Posting Graphic Sexual Images

August 9, 2013
Sgt. Penny Dane, an 18-year veteran, emailed photos as part of an online multiple-player simulation game called "Red Light Center." The game is linked to a sex club and resembles Amsterdam's Red Light district.

In Praise of Condition Yellow

August 9, 2013
Being in Condition Yellow has allowed me to identify a thief before he acted on his intentions, a would-be assailant before he launched his attack. It has given me pause to re-evaluate the decision to pet a dog, or patronize certain establishments.

Profane Chief: Death Threats Are Pouring In

July 31, 2013
Gilberton (Pa.) Police Chief Mark Kessler has received numerous death threats, as well as support, for posting several profanity-laced videos supporting gun rights.

N.M. Chief: Extramarital Agency Affairs Are 'Nature at Play'

July 25, 2013
Albuquerque's departing police chief is receiving harsh criticism for appearing to condone extramarital affairs among his officers during an on-air interview with KOB-TV's Tom Joles.

Video: Pa. Chief's Profanity-Laced Video Goes Viral

July 24, 2013
Gilberton (Pa.) Police Chief Mark Kessler has made several profanity-laced videos showing him cursing and firing fully automatic weapons that have raised questions about the chief's off-duty behavior.

Pa. Chief's Profane Tirade

July 24, 2013

Gilberton (Pa.) Police Chief Mark Kessler has made several prafanity-laced videos showing him cursing and firing fully automatic weapons. Read the full story here.

Ind. Officer's '0INK' Plate Causes Lawsuit

July 22, 2013
Motorists who want a vanity plate will have to put their plans on idle until a lawsuit over an officer's "0INK" plate is settled. Bureau of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Scott Waddell said late Friday that the personalized license plate program will be temporarily suspended, pending the outcome of the legal case.

Ex-Roommate Arrested In Murder of Decorated Ga. Officer

July 10, 2013
The ex-roommate suspected of fatally shooting an East Point (Ga.) Police officer waived her first court hearing on Wednesday morning. Danielle Alexis Parker was arrested Tuesday and charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Cpl. Crystal Adele Parker.

Tampa Chief Trains New Trigger Finger

July 10, 2013
After losing the tip of her right index finger in a June boating accident, Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor swapped her semi-auto pistol for a revolver and trained her middle finger to operate the trigger.

Financial Literacy for Cops

June 19, 2013

If ever a cop had to concern himself with providing for his family today and tomorrow, it is now. To that end, some cops have taken on second and even third jobs; others have deferred their retirement. And still they worry.

Treatment and Redemption

June 18, 2013

With the help of strategic partnerships and programs aimed at treating addicted officers, treatment centers are opening their doors to first responders, helping them get better and return to work.

How To Deal With Pregnancy In Law Enforcement

June 11, 2013
Being a female in law enforcement has its challenges. Being a pregnant female in law enforcement is its own unique animal. I'm here to try and answer a few of your questions or at least give you some advice to make it easier for you.
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