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N.C. Cop's Good Deed Praised on Social Media

March 6, 2013
A Winston-Salem (N.C.) Police officer's kind act helping a woman stranded in the rain received hundreds of "likes" after it was posted to Facebook and Twitter.

NYPD Cracks Down on Radio Heckling

February 25, 2013
New York City police officers who use their radio to heckle fellow officers or commanders have been docked 30 vacation days and put on disciplinary probation.

A Police Trainer's Code of Conduct

January 22, 2013
There are a few dos and don'ts when visiting or training at another department. Never forget that you're an ambassador for learning. These students didn't come to sit in awe of you.

Video: Texas Officer Fired for Berating Teen

January 4, 2013
The Hurst (Texas) Police officer who was videotaped in November cursing and threatening a teen during an arrest has been fired, police officials said Thursday.

Phoenix Police Reaffirm Oath

January 4, 2013
For the first time in the 131-year history of the Phoenix Police Department, officers retook the oath of office.

Off-Duty Behavior

January 3, 2013
Once you become a police officer or deputy, the world changes its view of you. I know you're the same man or woman that you were before you poked your hand up and took the oath, but there are some realities we need to discuss.

Know Your Place

December 18, 2012
Law enforcement is steeped in para-military tradition. Rank structure is a key to our successes.

Photo of Kind NYPD Cop Goes Viral

November 29, 2012
A New York City police officer who gave a homeless man shoes on a frosty November night was surprised by the attention he got when a tourist's photo went viral.

How To Testify As a Gang Expert

November 28, 2012
What you do is an art rather than a science, so you must impress the jury with your background, training, and experience.

Univ. of Michigan Combines Security Forces

October 23, 2012
The University of Michigan (UM) has reorganized its three major security programs into one unit—the Division of Public Safety and Security (DPSS)—after a report released Oct. 19 noted that the departments failed to cooperate effectively.

What Prosecutors Want You to Know

October 17, 2012

There are some prosecutors who still believe we do not have to prepare our law enforcement witnesses for trial testimony. I respectfully and vehemently disagree. Jurors no longer automatically trust law enforcement officers. So presentation matters.

Report Writing Made Simple

October 17, 2012
Today's technology has made it a lot easier for officers to write and submit their reports. But just because it appears easier, doesn't mean it will be accurate. A keyboard still needs a human's input.

How to Ruin Your Daily Evaluation

August 21, 2012
Through my years of dealing with rookies, I've read far too many cavalier statements by either brash or totally unwitting rookies. Here are the most common ones that you'll want to avoid.

Treat People With Respect

June 28, 2012
There is nothing either wrong or weak in treating people with kindness and respect. There is always recourse for those who misinterpret the overture as weakness.

Tattoo Cover-Up Concealer

November 30, 2011
Tatjacket has introduced a full line of premium tattoo cover-up makeup with minerals and chamomile extract. It is available in a clean airless pump bottle as well as in "blender" jars so you can customize the tone and appearance to perfectly match your skin.

Your First Complaint

October 3, 2011
When you go to IA, be professional. The movie scenes of the renegade cop who stomps in, puts his feet on their desk and proclaims that they should "prove it" is bad movie acting. Go in and listen! Fully understand what has brought you in front of them.

Be Careful Out There

October 1, 2011

I think complacency is also the reason why so many veteran cops tend to get in serious trouble. You let down your guard and you end up doing things you would have never dreamed of doing as a rookie, things that are extremely damaging to your career and your livelihood.

How To Dress for Success

September 28, 2011
When you have a court appearance or a job interview, your image should project that you are trustworthy, honest, hardworking, and highly competent. Read our primer on how to approach wearing a suit, blouse, shoes, jewelry, makeup, and hairstyle.

Know Your Trigger Point!

September 27, 2011
Anger will only divert you from tactical awareness. You'll become a Neanderthal and lose your professionalism. If you whip the pudding out of some mouthy inebriated social misfit, all you've done is become a criminal.

Never Settle for Just Good Enough

September 20, 2011
Detectives build their case on your preliminary report. Prosecutors decide whether to move forward with the case based on your report. Insurance companies, probation officers, and others will use your work product to help them with their roles. Pay attention to the details; it will pay off in more ways than one.
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