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The Worst Advice I've Ever Received

September 30, 2010
A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about some of the best advice I ever received. It seems only appropriate that I should also share some of the less sagacious comments I and other deputies and officers have received through the years, as well.

The Best Advice I Ever Received from Other Cops

September 16, 2010
I was sure that I could take the dude, but my T.O. reminded me to never judge a book by its cover. He'd known a good many cops and suspects who'd gone headlong into fights, thinking they had the upper hand by virtue of their age, size, or perceived martial arts skill, and they promptly got their asses handed to them.

POLICE Magazine and Adobe Offer Distance-Learning Training

July 8, 2010
The seminar will focus on the benefits of Adobe Connect, which allows law enforcement agencies to train their force using distance-learning tools. This allows departments to offer training without needing to coordinate a time that brings everyone together in one physical location.

Apollo 13 Commander Lovell Delivers Keynote at APCO Conference

July 8, 2010
The Association of Public- Safety Communications Officials (APCO) announced today that key speakers such as Jim Lovell, Frank Miles and John Chappelear will be the key note speakers at this year's conference. These speakers will address the subjects of stress reduction, change and achieving goals.

If I Knew Then: Life Lessons From Cops

June 30, 2010

Experienced officers share their life lessons for a successful law enforcement career in "If I Knew Then: Life Lessons From Cops on the Street." In the book, which is edited by Brian Willis, 30 writers contribute 37 essays. "If I Knew Then" is available exclusively at Willis' website. Also, read a review of the book by Recruit blogger Chief William Harvey.

Tips For Surviving Third Shift

June 15, 2010
So what do you do, if you're working the graveyard shift? The No. 1 solution is to get enough sleep. Sleep is essential for the human body, and it is natural to fall into an internal and regulated clock.

Making a Professional Impression

July 13, 2009
How should women in law enforcement wear their hair? How much makeup? What about jewelry? Sergeant Dina Zapalski answers.

First Day Jitters and Survival

March 29, 2009
Whoever created the analogy of butterflies in your stomach to represent the uncertainties of the first day missed the mark. Recalling my rookie days─now having had a few─the feeling to me is more like buzzards circling in your gut.

Tattoos: The Illustrated Applicant

January 13, 2009
Today, more and more young men and women are getting inked. Conversely, there is a growing trend with many departments across this nation that have taken stances against visible tattoos on their uniformed officers.

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.

Fitting In

May 1, 2008

The first year after your academy graduation is critical in building the foundation for the remainder of your career. A great deal of it starts with the personal relationships you build with your peers during your first year on the street.

The ABCs of Body Armor

May 1, 2008

Although it's often called a bulletproof vest, ballistic armor can't make you invincible. It can, however, save your life should you be shot in the vest. And this is no small thing. Just ask anyone who's lived to tell the tale.

Lessons of Survival

May 1, 2008

On Easter Sunday 1998, I was injured when a suspect ambushed another deputy and myself with an AK-47. In the shooting's aftermath, I considered how I owed my survival to formal and informal training that others had given me.

Never Underestimate a Gang Member

May 1, 2008

They may seem disorganized, they may act stupid, they may look really young, but they are deadly and cunning as sharks.

Talking Them Down

May 1, 2008

Sometimes you can use finesse to gain compliance and stop a situation from escalating into violence.

How to Survive Probation

May 1, 2008

During this critical period, your agency and your fellow cops are checking you out; make sure they like what they see.

Solving Problems with PowerPoint and Video

February 26, 2008
Many trainers struggle with the use of video in training presentations. There are several problems that crop up frequently, and there are things that you can do to reduce the likelihood that you'll suffer from them.

Projector Blues

February 8, 2008
OK, you've got your laptop and cable, and you're at the training room, where you find the projector. How do you go about connecting them?

Tips for Trainers: Class Preparation

August 2, 2007
Don't be on time…be early! We've all had the experience of sitting in a classroom as students, waiting for the instructor to arrive. There's nothing that conveys a lack of respect for your students more than arriving late.

What Police Officers Need

September 1, 2006

"Forward then. Forward! Let us go forward without fear into the future and let us dread naught when duty calls." - Sir Winston Churchill

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