Sort of off duty

Some factors have changed in police work today, specifically the density of officers to citizens in any given community. A glaring example is this: Tucson started 2011 with more than 40 fewer officers when its recent tragedy occurred. And Oakland, Calif...


Foremost, “I’m a cop” clothing should be strictly avoided. I prefer subdued, “non-tactical” colors that make a person look like he or she is going for a stroll rather than a warrant service. Fortunately, everyone likes the ripstop BDU look with pockets on the thighs because they are comfortable.

Duty calls

Law enforcement officers are effective because of their sense of duty and decision making skills. Sometimes their sense of duty is overwhelming. While every situation is unique, being ready for a quick transition to duty status can’t hurt.

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