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Ariz. Agency Demotes Cop Who Posted Bullet-Riddled Obama Picture

February 29, 2012
An Arizona police sergeant who posted a picture of a bullet-riddled President Obama T-shirt was demoted and docked two weeks pay by his agency.

NYPD Sgt. Resisted Arrest After Driving Drunk

February 22, 2012
An off-duty NYPD sergeant busted for drunken driving on Sunday resisted arrest, injuring a fellow cop as he hauled the blotto lawman off to jail.

LAPD Sergeant Joins City Council As Fourth Officer

January 25, 2012
Sgt. Joe Buscaino becomes the fourth active, retired or part-time LAPD officer on the 15-member council. He joins former Chief Bernard Parks, former motorcycle officer Dennis Zine, and reserve officer Mitchell Englander.

N.Y. State Sergeants Agree To 10-Hour Shifts

October 5, 2011
Under terms of the agreement, sergeants receive additional days off. However, they will be scheduled to work more hours in a year. The new schedule is expected to help eliminate scheduling gaps, which during a testing phase saved over 43 percent in overtime costs.

Dealing with Politicians

August 1, 2011
Most of the politicians want to know you and get the name-and-face thing down pat in case they can use you. Yes, I said use you. Be professional and courteous, and don't speak outside of the department's policy and procedures.

Facing the Realities of Life

July 11, 2011
The cruelty of man toward his fellow man never ceases to amaze me. How and what some do to others is sad, senseless, and boggles my mind at times. You've got to deal with it and drive on with a grip on reality.

Establishing Trust Is a Two-Way Street

August 11, 2010
Generally speaking, subordinates aren't comfortable with the prospect of opening up to some tight-assed supervisor. The perception that such people will always look out for their own best interests—a paradigm that would inevitably color their every decision when it comes to dealing with subordinates—might have something to do with it.

NYPD Officer Saves His Sergeant's Life by Defying Her Orders

July 7, 2010
NYPD Officer James Atkins disobeyed a direct order from his sergeant - and it saved her life. Sgt. Grevirlene Kersellius, 42, was recovering from a brain aneurysm at Roosevelt Hospital on Tuesday, her prognosis good, because Atkins insisted on rushing her to the hospital when she complained of a bad headache.

Keeping up with Case Law

November 1, 2008

Much of what I learned in basic academy in the late 1960s is no longer good law. If I were still operating on the basis of 40-year-old understandings, I wouldn't be very effective.

Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow

August 1, 2003

Spend any amount of time on or near the firing line and your hearing will become damaged. And with the great variety of hearing protection devices available today, ranging from simple disposable foam plugs to active electronic muffs, you’re foolish if you don’t make the most of them.

Give Something Back

May 1, 2002

When teaching Field Training Officer (FTO) certification or Instructor Training programs, I challenge each of the prospective trainers to give something back. But that's their job. The question is, have we all been giving back like we should?

(Un)Reasonable Force

March 1, 2002

After the encounter, Jones' sergeant told him, "I have a problem with your use of force. It wasn't reasonable."

What Police Captains Can Learn from Captain Picard

January 1, 2002

Star Trek's Captain Jean-Luc Picard has some pearls of wisdom for police captains everywhere ... even those on Earth.

Are You Ready for a Promotion?

July 1, 1998

You've packed off a gazillion puking drunks, officiated at countless barroom brawls, gone through a truckload of ticket books and restored relative tranquility to more scenes of domestic mayhem then you'd care to number.  You're ready for a new challenge. You are ready, at least in your own mind, for promotion.

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