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  • EMS Personnel and Electronic Control Devices

    By Frank Borelli - Tuesday February 26, 2008
    Frank Borelli Editor-in-Chief Officer.com Recently Officer.com and Firehouse.com ran a joint poll on our homepages.  The poll question revolved around the need for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responders to have TASERs or not.  Most public...
  • Required Character Traits For LE

    By Frank Borelli - Tuesday February 19, 2008
    Frank Borelli Editor-in-Chief Officer.com So, a couple weeks back I posted a blog about whether or not a college education should be required for law enforcement professionals.  That blog was the most active I've seen in some time... and certainly...
  • Active Shooter Response Training

    By Frank Borelli - Sunday February 17, 2008
    Frank Borelli Editor-in-Chief Officer.com Be warned: I'm getting up on my soapbox.  As one of the few "outside" officers who responded to the tragedy at Virginia Tech last spring, and as a trainer for Active Shooter/Immediate Response tactics, I try...
  • My Valentine's Day Lesson(s)

    By Frank Borelli - Tuesday February 12, 2008
    Frank Borelli Editor-in-Chief Officer.com Valentine's Day: one of the few days in a year that if a man does nothing at all he's done something wrong.  Unfortunately, some of us don't learn that lesson until we've ruined a relationship or...
  • SHOT Show Again

    By Frank Borelli - Sunday February 10, 2008
    Frank Borelli Editor-in-Chief Officer.com 24 miles and four days later, I can brag about enjoying the company of 59,000 of my closest friends.  Typically that would constitute having attended a BIG party.  In this case it was just SHOT...
  • SHOT Show First Day

    By Frank Borelli - Sunday February 3, 2008
    Frank Borelli Editor-in-Chief Officer.com SHOT Show is... well, SHOT Show.  It's quite overwhelming if you've never seen it before (and I mean "seen it" as in BEEN THERE).  There are so many vendors that the Las Vegas Convention Center isn't...
  • It Has Started...

    By Frank Borelli - Saturday February 2, 2008
    Frank Borelli Editor-in-Chief Officer.com Here I am, sitting in a hotel room in Las Vegas at 0630 (give or take a minute or two).  The flight out was exceptional as I had the pleasure of sitting next to an Army Colonel with Special Forces command...
  • Should College Be Required?

    By Frank Borelli - Monday January 28, 2008
    Frank Borelli Editor-in-Chief Officer.com I recently attended a meeting which included officers from agencies all over a given state and from varying levels of rank.  Chiefs of Police, retired Chiefs, retired Sheriffs, Captains, Lieutenants...
  • Innocent Until Proven Guilty

    By Frank Borelli - Friday January 25, 2008
    Frank Borelli Editor-in-Chief Officer.com In the news for the past several months has been an on-going story about retired Sergeant Drew Peterson and his missing wife.  Let me specify:  his missing fourth wife. As I watch the news coverage it...
  • Your Traffic Enforcement Pet Peeve

    By Frank Borelli - Wednesday January 23, 2008
    Frank Borelli Editor-in-Chief Officer.com As I sat trying to figure out what this blog should be about I got a phone call from a buddy of mine in Los Angeles.  His truck had died on his way to work and he was sitting at a traffic light with his...
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