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Ex-Sheriff Lee Baca Likely to be Headed to Jail

The United States Supreme Court on Monday declined to review the case against former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, opening the door for the disgraced ex-lawman to be remanded to one of the jails he once oversaw.

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NYTOA to Present Class on Leadership at SHOT Show

"This presentation focuses on mastering the basics of leadership," the NYTOA says. "Using real-life lessons and motivational factors, attendees will discover what works and what doesn’t in any environment, with a concentration on leading, sharing, adapting and growing as an individual and organization."

Texas Agency Moves to Load-Bearing Vests to Mitigate Duty Belt Injuries

Officers with the Austin (TX) Police Department will soon be outfitted with custom-designed load-bearing vests (LBVs) to secure some of their duty gear that is now carried on their duty belts.

Louisiana Department Changes Policy, Allowing "Neatly Trimmed" Facial Hair

Officers with the Slidell (LA) Police Department will now be allowed to sport a beard in uniform.

Original S.W.A.T. to Offer Law Enforcement Leadership Class at SHOT Show

"This interactive discussion highlights the importance of leadership whether you are in top management, middle ranks or the boots on the street," Original S.W.A.T. says.

How New York State Police is Addressing Officer Mental Health and Wellness

What good is all the training and equipment we have for protecting our peoples' physical health and safety if we don't make available every possible resource to protect their mental health as well?

The Need for Courage in Law Enforcement

Today's officers have to be brave now in the face of danger and in the face of public condemnation and media second-guessing.

Report: 228 American Police Officers Died By Suicide in 2019

For the fourth consecutive year that such data has been collected, more American police officers have been reported to die by suicide than all other line-of-duty deaths combined. According to data released by Blue H.E.L.P.—an organization that tracks police officer suicides while simultaneously seeking to prevent such tragedies from occurring—228 American police officers died by suicide in 2019.

2019 in Review: American Police Officers Under Fire From All Angles

I try really hard to have a positive outlook. However, by all accounts, the year 2019 was an especially brutal one for law enforcement in America, so this year's final column is going to be unapologetically reflective of this undeniable fact.

How to Deal with the Negative Side of Leadership

Anyone who says being a leader is easy is lying.