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10 Tips for Responding to Mental Health Crisis Calls
The Harris County Sheriff's Office is a model for other agencies that want to learn about crisis intervention and mental health crisis response. Sgt. Jose Gomez shares the story of their programs and provides 10 tips for mental health crisis call response
5 Things to Know When Buying Concealed Carry or Off-Duty Holsters
Mike Barham, of Galco Holsters, shares five important considerations to keep in mind when you buy off-duty concealed or plain-clothes carry holsters.
10 Tips for Reviewing Use-of-Force Reports
While the burden of accurately reporting use-of-force situations is on an individual deputy or officer, the person reviewing those reports shares in the responsibility of making sure the reporting is done properly, with clear details included.
Small OH Department Launches Digital Forensics Unit
Capt. John Freeman, one of six recipients of the 2022 Magnet Forensics Scholarship Award, will be bringing digital forensics capabilities to his agency, a small Ohio police department of slightly more than 20 sworn officers.
10 Tips for Securing a Crime Scene
Arriving officers securing a crime scene is vital to preservation of evidence, so here are 10 tips from a veteran crime scene specialist.
10 Tips for Starting a New Police Department
Chief David Howard shares what he learned while working to start a new police department in Pembroke Park, FL.
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Michigan State Police Launches 911 Text Program
The Michigan State Police will be testing a pilot program in which 911 callers are sent a text informing them of how long it will be before a trooper arrives. If the anticipated arrival time changes, then they receive an update notification.
5 Things to Know When Buying Patrol Rain Gear
What do you need to know when buying rain gear for your officers? Anna Yerton, of WaterShed, provides details of what you should consider when researching what gear to purchase.
5 Things to Know When Selecting a Crash Reporting Partner
How does all this benefit an officer? He or she can now clear the stop faster because information can be incorporated into reports more quickly by using tools like barcode scanning to import driver license information or the ability to run a license plate
10 Tips for Women Entering the Law Enforcement Profession
Chief Shannon Trump, of the Indiana University Health Department of Public Safety, shares her career story and provides tips for women entering law enforcement.
Assessing the Proposal of Police Apprenticeships: On Paper vs. In Practice
It's certainly advisable—even valuable—to entertain suggestions of new approaches to the matter of recruiting and training new officers, because as the saying goes, if you keep doing what you've been doing, you're going to keep getting what you've got.
Best Practices for Training with Simulators
Simulators are no longer just firearms practice for officers. The provided courses can teach duty to intervene, de-escalation, dealing with mental health calls, even facing infectious diseases, or interacting with individuals on the autism spectrum.
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