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Son of Fallen MA Trooper Joins 2 Brothers on Force

January 29, 2018
“I thought about him through the 116 days of training. That’s kind of what pushed me to get to this point. I know he’d be proud of me to be here,” said Weddleton, whose older brothers Mark and Stephen are also troopers.

Real Change

July 10, 2017

Obtaining tacit knowledge is considered our most important and powerful learning activity, but too often the folks with the tacit knowledge are left out of the decision-making process, in favor of the most institutionally educated folks; the ones with explicit knowledge only.

Video: 5 Sisters Serve on NYPD Together

November 30, 2016
The Holmes sisters grew up in Queens, New York, with 13 siblings in all. Today, more than half of those siblings have careers in law enforcement.

5 Sisters Serve on NYPD Together

November 30, 2016
The Holmes sisters grew up in Queens, New York, with 13 siblings in all. Today, more than half of those siblings have careers in law enforcement. More Here.

Would I Still Become a Police Officer?

October 15, 2015
I couldn’t pretend in good conscience that a new officer will have a career like I’ve had, knowing how drastically different a cop’s job is today.

Four Stresses Cops Deal With That Non-Cops Should Know About

August 24, 2015
There are similar occupations (military, firefighting, EMS first responders) but just as a cop can’t claim to fully understand any of those particular jobs (with the exception in some cases of public safety departments) the job of a police officer stands unique in its own right. The best men and women who take on the vocation of being a police officer understand that it truly is a “calling” and not just a job. A good cop must be committed to a clear concept of the purpose of law enforcement in a

LAPD Officers Told to Be Guardians of Community, Not Crimefighting Warriors

August 21, 2015
"We were warriors," Deputy Chief Bill Scott recently told a room filled with LAPD rank-and-file officers, a group of fresh-faced rookies watching from the front, the Los Angeles Times reports. Now, he said, officers need to think of themselves as guardians watching over communities — not warriors cracking down on them.

Remember "The Mission"

August 14, 2015
With very few exceptions, it is my belief that the men and women who serve in law enforcement made the choice to wear a badge because they believed that they could make a difference in the lives of others.

Veteran Officer Talks About Police Culture

July 14, 2014
Veteran officer and current FBI agent in Buffalo, N.Y., writes about the police culture for a local paper.

Advice for the New L.A. Sheriff

February 4, 2014
Can the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department assert itself as one of the best and most innovative departments in the country? Can it say that it serves its communities as vigilantly and as well as other law enforcement agencies? Can it say that it still enjoys the reputation in the profession that it once did?

Friend, or Foe…Or, Neither?

January 20, 2014
I couldn't help but note how the absence of supervisorial intervention had played out for others elsewhere; how their failure to stem some cancerous problem exacted ever greater tolls later. What might have culminated with a written reprimand or a punitive day off instead ended up being the irrevocable loss of careers, families, and freedoms. A few employees ended up taking their lives.

Keep Your Sense of Humor

December 23, 2013
As a demonstrably immature 21-year-old, I defensively adopted a more reserved demeanor in the hopes that it would be interpreted by the academy staff as reflective of a sober nature. I beat down any temptation to crack a joke in the academy with whack-a-mole determination and my effort was so successful that I quickly became known as "stress cadet”

We Need Smart Cops

May 16, 2013
I'd sleep better knowing that those tasked with the power of making life or death decisions were those most capable of doing so.
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