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Feds Charge NYPD Cop with Cannibal Conspiracy

October 25, 2012
A New York Police Department officer planned to kidnap, rape and cannibalize several women and discussed ways to torture his victims in several online chats, the FBI charged Thursday.

Pelican Introduces Four ProGear Sport Backpacks

October 5, 2012
Pelican Products has introduced four ProGear Sport Backpacks that include a built-in hard case or rigid compartment for electronics and other valuables.

Video: Memphis Cop's Rap Video Questioned

October 3, 2012
Officer Candyance Davis, an aspiring rapper known as Quolove, appeared in a YouTube video of her song "Gimme Me." She can be seen throwing cash and shouting, 'If they don't give me my money, I'll f*** them up.'"

Texas Cop Suspended for Racy Online Photos

October 3, 2012
The Houston Police Department suspended one of its sergeants, after an investigation revealed that she posted about 100 racy and nude photos of herself on a modeling Website.

N.J. Detective Splits Time as Cop and Football Coach

October 3, 2012

Det. Brian Logan of the Newark (N.J.) PD works the night shift verifying tips in a Crime Stoppers van so he can spend his afternoons coaching his local high school football team.

Tenn. Cop Seen In Violent Rap Video

October 3, 2012
A Memphis (Tenn.) Police officer is under investigation after she appeared in a rap video promoting violence under the stage name Quolove. Read the full story here.

Report: Disabled Cop Shot Animals On Safari

September 2, 2012
Chicago's police pension board suspended the disability benefits Thursday of a police officer who, after going on disability because of an injury he said made it impossible for him to safely fire a handgun, has shot and killed several animals while on safari.

S.F. Cop Suspended Over Nude Mermaid Photos

August 27, 2012
A San Francisco police officer whose hobby is photographing naked women has filed a federal civil rights suit against the city, saying he was wrongfully suspended twice because of his off-duty pastime.

The Dose Makes the Poison

August 22, 2012

When you're a young officer, moderation seems likely to leave you missing more than a few good times. I think back to the "choir practices" I participated in as a young Tucson cop only to awaken in the afternoon looking for the train that hit me.

Oklahoma Trooper Gets Murder-Mystery Novel Published

August 14, 2012
Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper Betsy Randolph loves writing, but lucky for lead-footed motorists, she has another outlet besides her ticket book. Randolph's first novel, a murder-mystery titled Tokens of the Liars, is about to hit bookstores.

Pelican Introduces ProGear Sport Wallet

August 11, 2012
The Pelican ProGear Sport Wallet is designed to protect and hold and protect personal belongings such as keys, identification cards, credit cards, and cash from the harshest situations.

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.

Mo. County Sets Off-Duty Alcohol Policy

May 2, 2012
St. Louis County (Mo.) Police officers must have a blood-alcohol level of 0.04 or less when driving a take-home patrol car under a new policy set by the county.

Relocating To a New City for a Police Career

December 14, 2011
More and more, recruits are taking on the challenges of being a new officer as well as a new resident. Being the FNG (fabulous new guy) and knowing nothing about the area can be challenging, exciting, and downright stressful. External supports are necessary elements for survival.

Recruit Life As a Single Parent

December 7, 2011
This blog often focuses on tactics, off-duty survival, surviving the FTO program, or making it though the academy. However, what can often get overlooked is making it through those first few years as a parent. A single-parent recruit has been given the most difficult assignment of all.

Oakland Cop Discusses Occupy Role

November 14, 2011
Oakland Police Officer Fred Shavies responds to claims that he infiltrated the Occupy movement by participating in protests.

The Hole

May 4, 2011

Over the years I have had so many "if only" moments; most of them have been about debt and its related stresses. When I was developing officer safety programs at the academy, I was stunned to find the number one cause of divorce among law enforcement officers was not dispatchers, but financial stress.

Know Your Recruit

April 26, 2011
If you find yourself in the role of Field Training Officer (FTO) or occasional trainer, please make an effort to understand the background of your recruits. For the one-on-one trainer, try to grasp the knowledge, skills, and abilities of your trainee. If both of you do this, you'll save yourself wasted time, aggravation, ruffled student, egos and probably maximize valuable training time.

Are the Elements of Your Life In Balance?

April 19, 2011
I'd compare your life foundation to a table with four legs holding it steady. What are the four legs? Family, faith, friends and vocation. Let's explore them to help you achieve balance.

Financial Planning: Think Twice Before You Spend

April 4, 2011
Watching younger officers entering long-term financial obligations such as homes, credit or vehicles worries me greatly. Research the stability of your job during the next two to three budget cycles before you ink any contracts.
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