Tabatha Wethal

Tabatha Wethal, Officer's Law Enforcement Technology Editor, shares insights and thoughts with the law enforcement community.

  • Chief to legislators: ‘This is not about you’ …

    By Tabatha Wethal - Thursday August 9, 2012
    The news this week of the shooting at a place of worship in my home state of Wisconsin that left seven people dead, including the gunman, and an officer in critical condition has me feeling disgusted and outraged. As has been widely reported in the...
  • Fact-finding bodies paint a still-somber picture of the law enforcement industry

    By Tabatha Wethal - Wednesday August 8, 2012
    “… some good news in the fact that the budget-cutting that began as early as 2008 seems to have stopped in some departments. “The bad news is that most local police agencies are still suffering.” – Chuck Wexler, Police Executive Research...
  • On insanity, justice & mass killers

    By Tabatha Wethal - Friday August 3, 2012
    It’s inescapable—talk of the Aurora theater shooting and the suspected killer, James Holmes. Not that I’m looking to avoid it entirely, but rather I specifically steer clear of reporting I consider drivel such as, for example, articles investigating...
  • I can't look at this photo and not smile

    By Tabatha Wethal - Thursday August 2, 2012
    A few months ago, I attended National Police Week in Washington, D.C., a week-long variety of events hosted by various law enforcement and LE-supporting organizations to celebrate the lives of officers and honor the sacrifices of those who died serving...
  • The first one

    - Wednesday August 1, 2012
    This blog kicks off the first post in what is to be a month of blogging every day in August (known to some on the web as BEDA, though I'll be modifying the tradition slightly to blog every week day in August). Not only is a project like blogging every...
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