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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.

My Inner Cro-Magnon

March 14, 2011

What the heck happened to us? Cro-Magnons were big, athletic, and healthy until they died (mostly young), and had bigger brains than we do.

Dumping Garbage

February 10, 2011

We have to decide not to carry garbage around ourselves and not to accept it from others.

Spring Forward, Fall Back

December 28, 2010

The funny thing is most Americans can't even name the time zone they live in much less understand why they are changing their clocks twice a year, and they have to ask the flight attendant what time it is wherever they've just landed.

Rhode Island's Dancing Traffic Cop

December 17, 2010
Retired Officer Tony Lepore of Providence, R.I., has for nearly three decades been directing traffic with unique dance moves.

Everything Old is New Again

November 5, 2010

My friend pointed to his weird five-toed footwear and said since wearing them his body had found new vigor and was pain-free.

Illusion of Confidence

October 31, 2010

The scary part is when we ourselves are confidently wrong we're completely oblivious to it.

Kenosha PD's Monster Mash

October 8, 2010
Officers from the Kenosha (Wisc.) Police Department produced this video for Halloween of their rendition of "Monster Mash." Also, view the department's "12 Days of Christmas" holiday video.

How to Not Get Your Ass Kicked By the Police

October 1, 2010
Warning: This video contains explicit, adult material. Comedian Chris Rock produced the sketch, "How to Not Get Your Ass Kicked By the Police," for his weekly HBO show in the late 1990s. In the classic sketch, he gives helpful pointers such as "obey the law," "use common sense" and "be polite" when dealing with officers.

Stings, Stabs, and Bites

September 16, 2010

Nothing focuses the mind during a search warrant like discovering a diamondback rattlesnake in a dresser drawer.

Pennsylvania SWAT Team's Chicken Dance

September 4, 2010
View the Greer (Pa.) PD's entry into the city's 2010 Oktoberfest Chicken Dance Competition.

The Bureaucratic Touch

August 10, 2010

We put high sensation-seeking folks like you in a highly structured bureaucracy and are shocked when it stresses the heck out of you.

Dave Smith (J.D. 'Buck' Savage)

July 30, 2010

Veteran law enforcement trainer Dave Smith has always had a love of performing. So in 1980 he approached his commanders at the Arizona Department of Public Safety and asked them if he could make a series of funny training videos. His alter-ego J.D. "Buck" Savage was born. Buck is the most incompetent cop to ever wear an Arizona DPS uniform, and Dave Smith is one of the funniest. Today, Dave is retired and serving as the lead instructor for Calibre Press's "Street Survival" seminar series. In between his training sessions, Dave writes a back page column titled "In My Sights" for POLICE. Dave compiled some of his favorite columns into an "In My Sights" book. POLICE Editor David Griffith recently caught up with him by phone.

A Weighty Issue

May 20, 2010

Crime fighters have a unique problem. Our meals are part of our socialization, our warrior bread-breaking ritual.

Police Reports Make Humorous Headlines

April 8, 2010

A staple section of local newspapers has always been the short crime report items culled from the police blotter. Usually, it's a cub reporter's first job to head to the local substation to jot down pertinent details from the crime reports officers take about mostly petty crimes. Once in awhile, these young reporters submit a suggestion for a headline that squeaks by an overworked, bleary eyed editor. Sometimes, as they say, mistakes were made.

Bagpipes on a Police Budget

April 2, 2010
Two officers adapt to their department's new budgetary situation that doesn't include bagpipes.

Cognitive Dissonance

March 11, 2010

I focused on several likely hiding places: a container of Comet cleanser, filled with just cleanser; a PVC piece of pipe—only a bomb; a box of "SOS" pads....wait a minute!

J.D. 'Buck' Savage: Motor School

February 18, 2010
J.D. Buck Savage in his final video. Buck and his partner "Patch" attend motor officer training and become the best duo on bikes since John & Ponch. The Officer survival trainer and POLICE Magazine contributor Dave Smith created the Buck Savage videos in the 1980s.

J.D. 'Buck' Savage: Training Officer

February 17, 2010
Buck Savage teaches Rookie why he's so lucky to have Buck for his FTO. The Buck Savage videos became cult classics after officer survival trainer Dave Smith created them in the 1980s.

J.D. 'Buck' Savage: Stop and Rob

February 17, 2010
This is Buck's first video. This police training cult classic was developed in the 1980's by survival trainer Dave Smith, a POLICE Magazine contributor.
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