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(Video) How To Deal with the Media After a Use-of-Force Incident

Kevin Davis discusses how law enforcement agencies can do a better job of dealing with the news media following a use-of-force incident. The days of "no comment" are long since gone.

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Celebrating the Heroism of American Police Officers

Acts of heroism happen all the time in big cities and small communities alike. Officers with departments of all sizes rise to the occasion on a daily basis to ensure the health and welfare of the civilians they serve.

Dave Smith: Film at Eleven

We need to constantly speak the truth to counteract the anti-police propaganda being promoted in our society.

Former Arkansas Police Officer Becomes Television News Reporter

According to a news release from THV11, Adam Bledsoe—the former Public Information Officer for the Faulkner County (AR) Sheriff’s Office—will be joining the station as a feature reporter.

Louisiana State Police Superintendent Says Newspaper Should 'Move Forward'

In a letter to the editors of The Advocate, Louisiana State Police Superintendent Kevin Reeves said that the newspaper has unnecessarily made mention of an incident that occurred more than 20 months ago in news coverage unrelated to that event.

A Plague of Deadly Hesitation, De-Motivation, and De-Policing in America

Police in a variety of places have talked about trepidation to act when action is the only reasonable response. They have spoken about fearing the aftermath of a deadly force encounter more than they do the incident itself. However, we need to be redoubling our efforts to re-establish proactive policing and aggressive crime fighting.

Cleanup on Aisle Four: Policing in America Today

Hopefully, as people appreciate and understand what their public servants do for them on a 24/7 basis, more of them will appreciate police officers for what most of them are — good people who want to help others.

Video: Chicago Officer More Afraid of Media Scrutiny than Dying on Duty

Citing the "Ferguson effect," a 20-year veteran officer with the Chicago (IL) Police Department — speaking anonymously and with a concealed face and voice — told a local television news station that he is "more concerned about what the media is going to think about me, what they're going to put on the news, or how I'm going to be portrayed as this evil person" than of being killed in the line of duty.

Chicago Officer More Afraid of Media Scrutiny than Dying on Duty

Citing the "Ferguson effect," a 20-year veteran officer with the Chicago (IL) Police Department — speaking anonymously and with a concealed face and voice — told a local television news station that he is "more concerned about what the media is going to think about me, what they're going to put on the news, or how I'm going to be portrayed as this evil person" than of being killed in the line of duty. More Here.

Ornery Little Facts

Police are not the enemy of the American public despite what the activists and media say.