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Own the Internet: Best Practices for Police Agencies on Social Media
Stuck in the Middle: Policing in a Politically Charged Election Season

Stuck in the Middle: Policing in a Politically Charged Election Season

There are myriad other examples of politically motivated civil unrest throughout American history—from the Whiskey Rebellion in the 18th Century, to the Pottawatomie Massacre in the 19th Century, to the mayhem surrounding the 1968 Democratic National Convention in the 20th Century.

January 31, 2020

Takeaways from SHOT Show 2020

Takeaways from SHOT Show 2020

There were far too many products on display at the Sands Convention Center and Expo in Las Vegas to adequately capture it all, but as I zoom along at 300 miles per hour about 34,000 feet above sea level en route home, here are some of the things that immediately spring to mind as having a lasting impression on me.

January 24, 2020

Apple vs. the DOJ (Redux): Balancing Privacy and Security

Apple vs. the DOJ (Redux): Balancing Privacy and Security

Like forensic, physical, testimonial, or any other form of evidence, digital evidence should not stand alone as the sole pillar of a prosecutor's case. But it is absolutely reasonable to have digital evidence included when it's relevant, and that is only possible when investigators gain the type of access Attorney General Barr and his Department of Justice is looking for in the case of the terror attack on NAS Pensacola.

January 17, 2020

2 Ways to Harden Soft Targets Like Churches, Synagogues, and Mosques
How New York State Police is Addressing Officer Mental Health and Wellness
2 Thoughts on Policing in 2020

2 Thoughts on Policing in 2020

Here are some thoughts for 2020 to continue to reduce line-of-duty deaths and reverse what appears to be a significant spike in police officer death by suicide.

January 3, 2020

2019 in Review: American Police Officers Under Fire From All Angles
Naughty and Nice: Policing During the Winter Holidays

Naughty and Nice: Policing During the Winter Holidays

The holidays offer myriad opportunities for officers to interact with the public in a positive and inspirational way. However, the season also holds the same perils officers face during the rest of the year—and potentially some heightened dangers due to holiday revelry and winter weather. Here's a quick recap of some of the things to watch out for.

December 20, 2019

7 More Tips for Off-Duty Officer Safety

Several recent events served as a reminder that off-duty officers risk coming under attack, as well as coming into contact with crimes in progress while not in uniform. Here are seven thoughts on staying safe when you're not on the job.

December 13, 2019

Tips and Tactics for Dealing with Subjects on the Autism Spectrum

Tips and Tactics for Dealing with Subjects on the Autism Spectrum

When you're dealing with a subject on the ASD spectrum, there may be no outward sign whatsoever of that individual's unique condition—people on the spectrum can physically look just like so-called "neurotypical" individuals. Here are some tips and tactics to keep in mind for encounters with ASD subjects.

December 6, 2019

How Citizen Volunteers and Reserve Officers Can Strengthen Policing
Why Citizens Academies are Good for Policing ...and How to Stand One Up
5 Thoughts on Policing Alongside Anti-Police District Attorneys
Why American Military Veterans Make Great Police Officers

Why American Military Veterans Make Great Police Officers

Veterans of America's military tend to make excellent police officers—they have baked into their very being a commitment to service, an unusually high level of discipline, an understanding of chain-of-command, and other qualities that police officers also share.

November 8, 2019