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Pieces of My Mind

Pieces of My Mind

Thoughts on some of the law enforcement news that came across our computers in October.

November 6, 2019

There Oughta be a Law

There Oughta be a Law

Murdering an officer's reputation is almost as heinous as killing the officer and it needs to have serious repercussions.

July 3, 2018

LEOs Repair Officers' Homes Damaged in Disasters

When Hurricane Irma hit Florida and Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, outside agencies and members of the community stepped up to lend a hand to officers whose homes were damaged or destroyed.

November 22, 2017

Hurricane Heroes

Hurricane Heroes

When multiple hurricanes brought flooding and destruction in August and September, law enforcement officers mobilized to rescue residents and maintain order in the hard-hit areas of Texas, southern Florida, and Puerto Rico.

November 3, 2017

You Can’t Lead from Behind

You Can’t Lead from Behind

President Obama needs to get out from behind the podium and talk to officers and the people they serve.

August 12, 2016

Enough is Enough

Enough is Enough

Mixed messages about the slaughter of officers are to be expected from anti-police groups, but the most confounding statements regarding these attacks have come from the President of the United States.

August 11, 2016

Reserve Officers: For Love of the Job

Reserve Officers: For Love of the Job

At minimum, an LASD reserve officer's service will include logging 20 hours a month regardless of obligations posed by the reserve's regular job and family responsibilities. He may find himself working his own patrol car, standing guard in the cold along a parade route, or handling that "change of shift" report nobody else wanted.

March 4, 2014

10 Things Officers Want to Tell Dispatchers

10 Things Officers Want to Tell Dispatchers

Previously, POLICE Magazine shared some things that dispatchers always wanted officers to know. This time, the shoe is on the other foot, and we allow field units to give dispatchers some advice.

November 7, 2012

Do You Have a  Personal Life?

Do You Have a Personal Life?

Cops are being punished for activities that they participated in while off duty and while not identifying themselves as officers. So one has to ask the questions: What is an officer permitted to do off duty? Where are the red lines? And at what point do officers lose their First Amendment rights?

November 2, 2012

A Flash of Metal: Edged Weapon Attacks

A Flash of Metal: Edged Weapon Attacks

A Houston Police officer who shot a wheelchair-bound man who had attacked him with a pen has been roasted by media outlets who fail to grasp the dangers of edged weapons.

October 3, 2012

Shots Fired: San Antonio, Texas 09•08•2008
The State of American Law Enforcement - Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don't
Shots Fired: Fort Worth, Texas 11•09•1994

Does Community Policing Work?

If there is a sacred cow grazing in the field of law enforcement, it can be named in two words: community policing.

December 1, 2005

How to Start an SRO Program

How to Start an SRO Program

School resource officers serve as important liaisons between police departments and local schools.

October 1, 2004

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