FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

William Bratton is taking over the helm of the NYPD, what should be his top priority?





Search Result: Police Humor

Displaying 1  -  20  of  90

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”

PoliceMag.com Launches Cop Slang App

August 27, 2013
PoliceMag.com has launched a mobile app of its popular Cop Slang glossary of law enforcement terms to allow officers to access it from their smartphones and submit terms on the fly.

Fire Nobody!

August 4, 2013

Here is the conundrum: When bad things happen it appears Officer Nobody has failed again to do what needs to be done, and when things turn out good, Dep. Somebody is taking all the credit. Something needs to be done.

Cops and Psychology

June 12, 2013

Cops should be most concerned about flaws in studies involving PTSD. Post-traumatic stress wasn't even recognized as a disorder until 1980, and then suddenly it was everywhere, caused by everything and happening to everyone.

Harlem Shake: FLIR Thermal Style

May 16, 2013

This Harlem Shake was shot with a FLIR SC6100 thermal imager at the Infrared Training Center in Nashua, N.H. Members of the FLIR, Extech, and Raymarine teams appear in the video.

The P-Word

May 14, 2013

Panic has little place in the modern world, and for a crime fighter it can be a killer; action is our mantra, and preparation is our antidote.

Video: Seattle Chief Apologizes for Homeless Parody

April 26, 2013
The Seattle Police Department's new chief apologized for appearing in a 1986 police training video mocking the homeless to address "an ugly piece of our history head on."

Seattle PD's Homeless Parody

April 26, 2013

Seattle PD's Assistant Chief Jim Pugel apologized for appearing in a 1986 police training video mocking homlessness. The parody video, "Under the Viaduct," offers alternative lyrics to "Under the Boardwalk" and shows homeless drinking wine, breaking into cars and being rousted by police. Read the full story here.

Instilling Positive Expectations

April 3, 2013

I have discovered that a trainer has an incredibly powerful role to play in imbuing the trainee with either positive or negative expectations. And our profession demands that we hone skills essential for victory in confrontations.

Video: Texas Cop Tumbles at Traffic Stop

March 19, 2013
A veteran Kilgore (Texas) Police officer has become a viral hit as a result of a dash-cam video that shows him tumbling down a slope during a vehicle stop.

Texas Cop's Tumble

March 19, 2013

A veteran Kilgore (Texas) Police officer has become a viral hit as a result of a dash-cam video that shows him tumbling down a slope during a vehicle stop. The clip is six years old, but was posted to the agency's Facebook page this week. Read the full story here.

You Said What?

March 12, 2013

One of the first things that becomes apparent when I review dash cam footage of incidents is how much vulgarity spurts out of our little brains under stress. It has long been said the last two words on the black box recorder from crashed aircraft are "Oh shit!"

Myths Die Hard

February 8, 2013

One of the things that never fails to amaze me is how often some precious belief I have turns out to just be a myth. Well, myth is a tough word because some of the meanings of "myth" are important, like: A legend or story that explains or demonstrates a virtue or message.

Code Three Syndrome

December 18, 2012

Code three is lights and siren, and man is it fun. You are lord of the road, racing here and there to accidents, crimes in progress, officer needs assistance, and whatever crisis needs a uniformed hero ASAP.

Tampa PD To Public: Call Me Maybe

November 2, 2012

The Tampa Police Department provides their lip-sync version of the Carly Rae Jepsen hit to tell their community to call with crime tips and information.

Man Pays $137 Traffic Ticket with Origami Pigs In Donut Boxes

September 15, 2012
A man paid a $137 traffic ticket with 137 pig-shaped origami bills in Dunkin' Donut boxes that frustrated and amused the clerk and officers at the police station.

Are You Dealing With A Super Genius?

August 24, 2012
An ABA Journal story recalled the rewards that can come from perusing others' scribblings. About the only thing these mental mavericks lack is a prognostication on how long a sentence they'll get for the sentences they write.

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.

Cop Slang: Our Favorite Terms From You

August 13, 2012
Since May, officers have added dozens of great terms to "Cop Slang"—more than 350, in fact. Here are 10 of the very best we've seen added by readers.

Realistic Optimism

July 10, 2012

Real optimism isn't just expecting good things to happen; it is how you internally explain to yourself the bad things that happen and what you do about them. Everyone is going to suffer bad events.

« Previous12345Next »
Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of over 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine