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How to...Respond Instead of React

How to...Respond Instead of React

One of the best strategies we can employ is to maintain our professional standards by calmly responding to highly charged situations instead of reacting to them.

January 17, 2017

Maintaining Focus

Maintaining Focus

Focus is all about concentrating on what's important, being in the present, and not letting anything distract you. Of course, that's a lot easier said than done.

November 8, 2016

How To…Understand Your Role as an Initial Investigator
How to Deal with Witnesses

How to Deal with Witnesses

The success or failure of your investigation will depend on how you deal with witness information.

October 10, 2016

Curiosity and Urgency

Curiosity and Urgency

If you are to be taken seriously as a law enforcement officer, you must develop both your sense of curiosity and your sense of urgency.

September 2, 2016

How to Preserve a Crime Scene

How to Preserve a Crime Scene

It's hard to get a conviction without evidence, so preserve as much of the crime scene as possible.

September 1, 2016

12 Keys to a Successful Career

12 Keys to a Successful Career

There's a lot you can learn from veteran and retired officers who have worn the badge before you, including how to thrive and prosper in the law enforcement profession.

August 12, 2016

How to Obtain a  Sworn Statement
How to Figure Out the Type of Call You're On

How to Figure Out the Type of Call You're On

To be sure, the hardest part of any call is figuring out what you have. Once you do, it's a matter of following protocol, policy, and filling out the right paperwork. And therein lies the rub; getting to that point. It's akin to solving puzzles or answering riddles.

July 8, 2016

Mental Illness Suicide Attempt

Mental Illness Suicide Attempt

You get a call of a suicidal adult male who has a history of mental illness. He has been depressed, got into an argument with his mother, and has armed himself with a sharp kitchen knife.

June 9, 2016

House Party

House Party

Dispatch has received numerous calls about a large house party. Cars are parked in the street, on sidewalks, and in people's yards. The music is very loud and there are several reports of fighting. There is one report of a gun being flashed around. Callers estimate there are well over 100 people involved and say more cars keep arriving.

May 2, 2016

Check on the Well-Being

Check on the Well-Being

Don't just take the call you are dispatched to at face value. You never know until you get there and see what your investigation brings up.

April 7, 2016

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Dispatch advises that a 1-year-old was found dead in his crib. When the mother's boyfriend went to check on him at 05:00 this morning, he was not breathing and cold to the touch.

March 3, 2016

Barricaded Suspect, Mutual Aid

Barricaded Suspect, Mutual Aid

The suspect has advised that if anyone comes near his mother he "will take them out." You also know the sergeant asking for help uses poor tactics and will count heavily on his personal relationship with the suspect.

February 23, 2016

Driver Runs Your DUI Checkpoint

Driver Runs Your DUI Checkpoint

All of a sudden you see a car run the checkpoint, and just as it turns out of view you hear shots fired and an officer calling for help over the radio.

January 28, 2016