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How Private Security Can Help Law Enforcement

I've worked in private security for many years, and in my experience there are certain steps people in this profession can take to better help law enforcement investigate incidents. Here is what police officers prefer to encounter when they arrive at the scene of a crime and need to speak with security personnel.

May 31, 2012

How to Plan a 'John' Sting

How to Plan a 'John' Sting

Attacking prostitution in a certain neighborhood or industrial strip usually involves undercover (UC) officers attempting to solicit street-walkers and placing them in steel bracelets. However, a "john" sting can be another effective way to combat the problem.

April 18, 2012

How To Clear Social Media Hurdles

Social networking technology has changed the way we communicate with each other, both personally and professionally. Social media has also possibly established new hurdles on the job market.

April 5, 2012

5 Tips for Funding New Patrol Equipment

5 Tips for Funding New Patrol Equipment

What should you do when you've been told there isn't enough money to purchase equipment? Re-allocation is often the solution. These five tips outline a budgetary fiscal-fitness program that can move equipment budgets from flabby to fit.

March 16, 2012

How To Stay In the Job Application Game

The real secret for success is to make it as easy as possible for the people handling your application. The more they have to work on your application, the more you'll get noticed (not in a good way). If you can't follow simple directions, play by the rules, and complete simple tasks, the process will weed you out.

February 15, 2012

How To Gather Intel

How To Gather Intel

Being the newest officer in the precinct makes life harder than it should be, because you have to dig for every morsel of information to get ahead. So how can you develop a system of building intel for you? Read on.

February 6, 2012

Undercover Lifeline Training: 7 Scenarios

Undercover Lifeline Training: 7 Scenarios

Personnel who are well trained will "react" rather than panic when the time comes to take action. The more you train and the more confident you are, the less you will fall victim to the devastating effects of tunnel vision. Here are seven exercises to cover the more common scenarios that may arise.

November 1, 2011

How to Improve Back-up for Undercover Units

To understand the complexities of mounting a take-down operation such as rescuing an undercover agent from a secure location under the control of armed violators, undercover agents must be trained as a SWAT operator. There's no in-between here.

October 18, 2011

Video: Handcuffing with Hands On the Head

Video: Handcuffing with Hands On the Head

Handcuffing a suspect after asking him to place his hands on top of his head may look good on cop shows, but it puts you at greater risk. It may be effective to cover a suspect, but police combat trainer Lt. Kevin Dillon says it should be avoided for pat-downs and handcuffing.

September 29, 2011

How To Dress for Success

How To Dress for Success

When you have a court appearance or a job interview, your image should project that you are trustworthy, honest, hardworking, and highly competent. Read our primer on how to approach wearing a suit, blouse, shoes, jewelry, makeup, and hairstyle.

September 28, 2011

Video: How to Handcuff on a Wall

Video: How to Handcuff on a Wall

Many law enforcement agencies have scrapped on-the-wall handcuffing from police-academy training. However, as with many police tactics, your ability to win comes down to your execution of a proven method. Lt. Kevin Dillon provides you that method in a tactics video, demonstrating two effective handcuffing strategies — one in space, and a second on the wall.

August 18, 2011

Carrying a 1911 Pistol On Duty

Carrying a 1911 Pistol On Duty

I get a lot of inquiries from LEOs around the country asking how to make their personal pistol ready for duty. Let's go over a few of the issues you'll need to address.

August 11, 2011

How to Handle Residency Requirements

How to Handle Residency Requirements

If you're applying to an agency, read the fine print. I mean the really fine print. There are some police agencies that require you to prove you've established residency for up to two years prior to submitting an application. Others require you to move into the jurisdiction within a year of your hire date.

July 5, 2011

A Few More Job Interview Tips

The job market is competitive, and this seems to be the question of the day. If you really want the job, a little practice and planning might get you over this hurdle. Exhale, calm down and follow these tips.

May 23, 2011

The Bling Factor: Jewelry on Patrol

The Bling Factor: Jewelry on Patrol

Most departments have a policy or regulation regarding jewelry. The boilerplate verbiage could include a limit of one wristwatch, one bracelet, and one necklace that's not visible to the public. One ring per hand is standard. Earrings are usually allowed for females, and policies may now also cover male officers.

May 9, 2011