If your union or employee rights organization asked you to participate in a sick-out/blue flu to support an employee rights issue, would you do it, even if it put your job in jeopardy?
Last fall, the map of Southern California looked like that map of Nevada that goes up in flames at the start of old “Bonanza” TV reruns. On the front lines with county firefighters, law enforcement officials—particularly county sheriff’s department personnel—played a key role in protecting citizens threatened by the inferno.
Innovative educational programs are making it more practical for cops to pursue degrees.
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Gang activity continues to steadily rise throughout the United States, despite law enforcement’s attempts to deal with the epidemic. It’s like a cancer that begins in a vital organ and then spreads its deadly cells throughout the body, defying efforts to eradicate the disease. The most essential tool in fighting this battle, departments say, is communication.
Because the high-powered Taser has been so swiftly fielded by so many agencies, there is no consensus on how officers who carry the weapon should be trained. Despite the fact that Taser International no longer emphasizes that all users should be stunned with the weapon, people at the company believe there are many reasons for departments to consider mandatory exposure.
A career in law enforcement on the warm and sunny island of Oahu may seem like a dream come true to most of the readers of POLICE. And after training with nearly 30 officers from the Honolulu Police Department, I can assure you that the reality is just as great as you imagine.
Confrontations with emotionally disturbed subjects put officers’ lives at risk.
The firearms innovator develops a low-cost, high-quality way for agencies to field short patrol rifles.
Documentation and self-control are the keys to protecting yourself against charges of unreasonable force on persons in custody.
The art of establishing perimeters can mean the difference between success and failure.
This unusual folding knife is built tough enough for daily duty and designed for close defense.
This secure communications and incident management tool is fully scaleable with a user-friendly Windows interface.
We got so used to being the enemy that we didn’t know what we’d lost until the Fall of 2001.