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N.J. Cop Interrupts 'Excessive Force'

April 30, 2012

A Bogota (N.J.) Police officer is facing discplinary review for interrupting a Ridgefield police sergeant's attempt to detain an emotionally disturbed man. Officer Regina Tasca said she intervened to stop excessive force.

Law Enforcement Is a Contact Sport

April 25, 2012
My Field Training Officer (FTO) often compared police work to playing on a football team. He would say, "The team with the least amount of penalties wins." The analogy always stuck with me and after 10 years as an officer, it still rings true.

Video: Speeding Miami Cop Gets Community Service

April 6, 2012
The Miami Police officer who was caught doing more than 100 mph on the Florida Turnpike by a Highway Patrol trooper accepted a plea deal in court on Thursday.

NLEOMF's 'Heroes Behind the Badge' Doc Arrives In Fall

March 23, 2012
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) and Modern City Entertainment are teaming up to create "Heroes Behind the Badge," a documentary about the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers.

Report: The 'Troubling Practices' of Fla. Police Speeding

February 14, 2012
The Sun Sentinel reported other "troubling practices" such as officers not being cited for speeding, off-duty speeding that goes unchallenged unless someone complains, and punishment that can be as slight as a verbal or written reminder to obey the speed limit.

If You Can Read This...Please Don't

February 14, 2012
Well, a couple of weeks ago I blogged about the attempted arrest of a Santa Maria (Calif.) Police officer that resulted in his shooting death. I'd like to think that a vast majority of the few thousand—we keep a running tally—who read the piece at least understood where I was coming.

How To Recognize a Troubled Operator

February 1, 2012
Leading a tactical team can be a tedious and mentally draining task. When a tactical member, let alone one of your best operators in the game, suddenly has a life crash, keep an open line of communication with that person.

Report: Trooper Who Cited Speeding Miami Cop Failed To Communicate Facts

January 9, 2012
The Florida trooper who pulled over a speeding Miami Police officer ignored orders to back off and didn't relay all the facts of the traffic stop when initially interviewed, according to the report on the incident.

N.Y. Police Recruits To Join 11 Agencies

December 20, 2011
The Westchester County Police academy graduated 31 recruits who will join 11 municipal and transit agencies in the area. Of the 31 recruits, 18 will join the Yonkers Police Department.

Alleviating Line-of-Duty Trauma

December 20, 2011
Concerns of Police Survivors will offer several training sessions to help agencies better prepare for the trauma that follows a line-of-duty death. The sessions will also cover survivor benefits, police disability, police suicide, and helping affected co-workers.

Blue on Blue: The Speeding Miami Cop

December 6, 2011

A Florida Highway Patrol trooper's decision to pull over a speeding Miami PD cruiser on Florida's Turnpike sparked blue-on-blue tensions that verged on childishness.

Who Are You?

November 29, 2011

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department produced this parody in the 1980s, after LAPD officers detained two plainclothes deputies.

Video: Avoiding Blue on Blue Arrests

November 28, 2011
These are legitimate concerns, especially from an officer safety angle. After all, take-over robbery suspects have been known to don raid jackets or flash badges as a means of gaining entry into victims' houses.

Backing the Badge: Project Blue Light

November 24, 2011
Join us as part of "Project Blue Light," and let your blue lights shine for law enforcement during the holidays. Remember, the color blue is also a symbol of peace.

Miami Chief Tells Force To End Cop v. Cop Tension

November 10, 2011
Miami Police Chief Manuel Orosa addressed more than 40 of his officers Thursday morning, telling them to halt tensions with the Florida Highway Patrol.

After the Fall

November 3, 2011
Anyone wonder what happens to a police officer "after" he or she is killed in the line duty? Unfortunately, I had the sad opportunity and yet the privilege to find out firsthand. Several days ago, 27-year-old Glendale (Ariz.) Police Officer Brad Jones was shot in the line of duty by a suspect who isn't worth the dirt we walk on.

Fla. Trooper Detained Miami Cop at Gunpoint

October 29, 2011

A Florida Highway Patrol trooper chased down off-duty Miami Police Officer Fausto Lopez and detained him at gunpoint, after clocking him driving 120 mph in his cruiser.

FTOs: Guardians at the Gates

October 17, 2011
The Field Training Officer (FTO) stands as the guardian at the gates leading to Copland. The FTO is the link from the academy to the realities and harshness of real-life applications. They oversee how you apply all of the principles you've been taught and determine whether you're worthy of carrying on the burden of these to the next generation.

BSing Wastes Training Time

October 8, 2007
There is not a cop alive who doesn't have a trunkful of good police war stories. In fact, I used to think the reason cops were invited to parties was for our great storytelling ability. But knowing when to use that ability is key.
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