October 2018

Cover Story

Beyond the Mobile Field Force

American officers are facing a new era of protest, but agencies are still using tactics and methods and training their officers to the standards of 40 or more years ago. I submit to you that the time has come for change in how American officers respond to protests and riots, and that you could learn a lot from your colleagues across the Atlantic.


Nike's Blood Money

Editor David Griffith (Photo: Kelly Bracken)

Failed NFL quarterback and successful anti-police activist Colin Kaepernick is now the star of a Nike Inc. advertising campaign that reads: "Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything. Just do it." It's enough to make you retch.


How To Survive a Reprimand

When you are made aware of a complaint against you deemed to have merit, you should have a...

Dealing with a reprimand at work can be a very distressing situation. Sometimes we create the situation and sometimes the situation is created for us. Either way, it's best to develop a strategy so you are prepared if and when it happens.


Canines Bring Comfort to Victims

Photo: Getty Images

The goal whenever a comfort dog is used during a crisis is to "calm people down then push them off to the resources they need. We also do a lot of work with first responders, especially in debriefings."


Responding to Domestic Disturbances

Once the parties have been separated, interview everyone involved. Do so from a safe distance,...

A domestic disturbance call can involve anything from a verbal dispute to a homicide. So we all need reminders of the danger of domestic disputes and ensure officers are taking all precautions.


10 Things to Know About FirstNet

In addition to individual officers signing up for FirstNet service, whole law enforcement...

This year FirstNet, the first responder cellular communications network, is coming online after nearly 15 years of development. This will mean a major change in the way some law enforcement agencies and officers conduct their communications.


Protection Against Airborne Toxins

Jon Adler

Officers will continue to come into contact with extremely strong and potentially lethal opioid drugs and need to be armed with scientifically validated facts and not fiction.


When You Work for a Jerk

Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship

Who among us hasn't worked for a jerk and found ourselves dreading the moment we had to pull into the parking lot at the beginning of the workday?