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How To Deal With a New Supervisor

I've learned a few things about dealing with new supervisors in my 30-plus-year career in law enforcement. Here are some of them in no particular order.

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How To Get a Job in Law Enforcement

The economy is better now, and funding for law enforcement is rapidly being restored. This is good news for those individuals hoping to enter policing for the first time, and for veteran officers seeking to move to a new agency. 

How To Handle Lawyers and Miranda Warnings

Are warnings necessary during a lawyer's presence?

How To Deal With Being Passed Over For Promotion

Although when you don’t get the promotion it might seem like the end of the world, it isn’t. Here's how to handle this situation.

How to Respond to an Emotionally Disturbed Person

In dealing with EDPs, one must use a variety of skillsets to de-escalate or defuse situations, requiring officers to communicate respectfully, practice active listening, and avoid stereotyping.

How To Develop a Policy

Do your research and follow an outline to create a fleshed out protocol that benefits your agency and officers.

How To…Deal With Wild Animals

You can be dispatched to pretty much any type of wild animal call. If you can think of it, somebody somewhere has had to respond to it. I will share with you a common sense framework that you can build upon based on the unique situations you find yourself in.

How to Implement and Justify a Drone Program

Unmanned aircraft can perform a variety of critical law enforcement missions; just make sure you have community support and federal permission.

How To Understand First Amendment Rights for Public Employees

As a law enforcement officer, what can you say without negatively affecting yourself and your agency? 

Motorola Solutions Technology Aids Florida Agency in Intelligence-Led Policing

The department decided to implement Motorola Solutions' CommandCentral Analytics to turn its vision for intelligence-led policing into a reality.