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Stay Ready

Be prepared for things to go south on every contact you make. You never know when you’ll need to take chase or pull your gun at a moment’s notice.

September 1, 2005

A Collision Course on Traffic Investigations

Like any other common task, accident investigations can become a bit routine for most patrol officers. Important details can be inadvertently missed as we try to finish up to get to the next call.

August 1, 2005

Digging Deeper

There is a saying in law enforcement, "We deal with 10 percent of the population 90 percent of the time." And whoever said it first had to be a patrol officer.

July 1, 2005

Report Writing Tune-Up

One of the most ignored aspects of our work is report writing. But it shouldn’t be. Whether we are patrol officers or investigators, we write reports each and every day. And these reports stay with us from the day we write them all the way through the court process and beyond.

June 1, 2005

Street Smarts

Officers can become too reliant on the new technology to do their job, and can easily forget that an officer’s job is still 90 percent common sense and know-how.

May 1, 2005

Networking for Information

While the old standby techniques certainly have their place in today’s police work, technology and new improvements have created some exciting new ways to track criminals and solve crime.

April 1, 2005

Scene Management

By remembering and practicing a few little techniques, we can keep crime scenes as clean as a rookie’s uniform.

March 1, 2005

Radio Control

So, the next time that radio buzzes with an officer asking for help, resist the urge to pick it up and answer. Just head that way and get there.

February 1, 2005

Fatal Errors: Car Stop Safety Tips

Car stops are a daily occurrence for most patrol officers. Whether in a big city or out in the country, a traffic stop is at the very root of what we do. And like most activities that we consider “routine,” we can get a little complacent on traffic stops and put ourselves on “auto pilot” without even realizing it. That’s a bad move on our part.

January 1, 2005

Be On the Lookout

Be On the Lookout

Numerous high-tech gadgets are now being deployed by law enforcement to catch or stop car thieves.

October 1, 2004

Squeak, Rattle, and Beep

Squeak, Rattle, and Beep

As any officer who has ever worked the midnight shift knows, sound travels and night. We all tend to laugh at suspects who give away their hidden positions by making some little noise, yet we are bigger culprits than they are when it comes to announcing our presence to the world.

February 1, 2001

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