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?
When teaching defensive tactics, simple is better. If you can't execute a technique automatically under stress, it won't do you any good. In fact, it could get you killed. These techniques could save you.
Good boots will cushion your feet from the impact as you walk a beat, keep them dry while directing traffic in a downpour, and will keep your toes warm on those blustery winter days. If you're going to wear them year-round, you need to look for boots that will do all of these things.
Policing isn't like eHarmony.com. Recruits and field training officers won't be matched based on 29 personality dimensions guaranteed to predict long-term relationship success.
Testifying might be unfamiliar territory, but a few tips can make it less painful.
Find a law enforcement agency that fits your personality and job expectations.
You can expect to be put through the ringer and served up some humble pie, but a police department is not a college fraternity.