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Superstitions

January 28, 2010
It's been my experience that it's the new guy who's the true harbinger of doom. Like the four horsemen, his name on an in-service sheet is a clarion call that all hell's going to break loose.

How You Can Become a Better Cop Right Now

November 12, 2009

Becoming a better cop may not ensure formal recognition such as a promotion, but it'll virtually guarantee it informally. It'll simultaneously help you to do your job faster and increase your prospects to work elsewhere.

Miami Chief Resigns, Lower Morale Cited

November 11, 2009
The Miami-Dade Police Department will soon have a new leader, as John Timoney announced his resignation prior to the swearing in of Mayor Tomas Regalado, who has called for his ouster, the Miami Herald reports.

New LAPD Chief Says He Will Focus on Rank-and-File Officers

November 5, 2009
For a man widely seen as the disciple of just-exited LAPD Chief William J. Bratton, Charlie Beck on Wednesday exhibited some notable contrasts in style and strategy from the man he was tapped to replace.

Taking Care of Our Best

November 3, 2009
No one knows when it happened, or why, but somewhere along the line - a traffic stop? A radio call? - he cut a corner.

Oakland Chief Tony Batts

September 14, 2009

Anthony Batts, who was picked to lead the Oakland (Calif.) PD, spoke with POLICE Magazine about his plan to upgrade technology, improve patrol morale, and bring additional resources to a department facing budget cuts and the grief from the loss of four officers killed pursuing a desperate parolee. Batts arrives from Long Beach, Calif., a city with similar demographics, where crime fell in six of his seven years as chief.

Deputy Awarded for Saving Boy from Burning Car

October 23, 2008
Despite the accolades and media attention, El Paso County sheriff's Deputy Juan Muñoz Mountains he was just doing his job when he saved a 2-year-old boy from a burning car earlier this month.

The State of American Law Enforcement - Working on the Front Lines

July 1, 2008

At some point in his or her various travels, the patrol officer will ask a question that pertains equally well to the task at hand and his or her career in law enforcement: Just how the hell did I get here, and where am I going?

The "Moto" and How to Get It

January 1, 2007

A recent e-mail from a reader asked me how a leader brings out the highest levels of motivation from police officers. It seems like a great topic to write about.

Leadership and Laughter

December 1, 2005

"Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it, and then move on." — Bob Newhart

Calibre Press “Ultimate Survivors II” DVD

August 1, 2005
The “Ultimate Survivors II” DVD from Calibre Press is a follow-up to the original “Ultimate Survivor.” The 89-minute film highlights the stories of five police officers who have battled through life-or-death situations.

Rallying the Troops

August 1, 2004

Morale. It is a very subjective word. In law enforcement we often hear that a department has poor morale or great morale, or maybe no morale. But what exactly does that mean?

Corruption: Cracking Down on Bad Cops

October 1, 2003

Not all police misconduct is plastered across national newspapers, but it all has the same results. It erodes the public’s trust in law enforcement and it damages good cops, sometimes destroying their careers.

Police Suicide: Survivor Stories

May 1, 2003

Judith Gentry’s husband Tom killed himself six years ago in their bedroom. A trained ICU nurse, Gentry’s no stranger to the stress and trauma of emergencies, but when she heard a gunshot and found her husband dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, she called a girlfriend instead of dialing 911.

Police Suicide: Eating a Gun

May 1, 2003

Why do cops almost always choose guns as the way to take their lives? Cops are familiar with guns.

Under Siege

January 1, 2003

Officers of the Hempstead force say they have learned to accept the glares of hate. What they find more unsettling is that they are being surveiled.

Bah! Humbug! A Cop's Christmas

December 1, 2002

Holidays can be a trying period for many, but particularly for the police officer. Sandwiched between familial obligations and departmental expectations, pulled from one preventable call to the next, you find your emotions stretched to the point where you'd like nothing better than to find some nice, dank chimney to climb into and hide.

Your Choices

June 2, 2002

What accounts for the difference between the high producers and the lower ones? Simple. The high producers have made different choices than the others.

A Capital Success Story

February 1, 2002

According to media accounts, nearly 100 officers who joined the force during a 1989-90 recruitment drive-when background screening and standards were all but non-existent-were later charged with criminal wrongdoing.

Cops on Bikes

December 1, 2001

It might look easy, but you better be ready for training and lots of exercise before you trade in your cruiser for two wheels.

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