• How Fads Run Local Police

    There are good reasons why police and politics should never be mixed.

    Article • November 23rd, 2010

  • When Do I Get Promoted?

    Hey, the younger guys are getting stripes, where is mine…

    Article • October 27th, 2010

  • Sheriff! Your Jail Is On Fire!

    This article seeks to enlighten readers on prevention, mitigation, response, and recovery steps that should be considered to confront jail fires.

    Article • October 5th, 2010

  • Training Your Agency for the Future

    Any training can be delivered, but you need to be sure that the training is meeting your agency's needs and goals.

    Article • September 28th, 2010

  • Revealing our new look

       Each month in Law Enforcement Technology , we aim to provide you with the most up-to-date news, emerging trends and companies that provide innovative, maintainable and easy-to-use products for law enforcement. We'd be remiss not to turn that mirror...

    Article • September 1st, 2010

  • Teach Our Traditions

    If a recruit attends a police memorial or funeral and has to ask why we do something, we have failed this recruit.

    Article • August 24th, 2010

  • Techno Chiefs

    Have you wondered if some departments are becoming too techno reliant?

    Article • July 27th, 2010

  • Ends Justify Means Every Time

    A basic tenet of police ethics is that the ends do not justify the means . But police deception is premised on a deal struck by our courts that some lying (bad means) is justified by the good ends of catching criminals.

    Article • June 21st, 2010

  • One Admin Challenge

    While we think about scheduling as quite a simple task, we see that it can easily be quite daunting when all of the other logistical considerations are thrown in the mix.

    Article • December 15th, 2009

  • Car Bombs

    All the training and knowledge accumulation in the world will not keep you or your community safe if you or your agency suffers from the it won't happen here mindset. Threat recognition begins with realization leading to actualization.

    Article • August 24th, 2009

  • Assessment Centers, Pt.2

    Knowing how assessment centers work, and understanding the impact they can have is important whether you like them or not.

    Article • July 8th, 2009

  • A matter of balance

         While hammering down one city's 2009-2010 budget, the city's manager lobbed a few verbal grenades at the police department. The manager charged city police with being bloated and said police received a disproportionate share of the city's...

    Article • March 1st, 2009

  • Safeguarding integrity

         In the article Safeguarding sensitive data," Law Enforcement Technology editor Tabatha Wethal references an interesting statement by Tennessee Highway Patrol Col. Mike Walker, who talks about trooper values.      Walker states: In...

    Article • February 1st, 2009

  • Top 10 tips for 2009

              Every year about this time I write about the things you can do to make your department better. Because law enforcement agencies are finding it harder and harder to stay afloat in an expensive, high-tech world with fewer and fewer...

    Article • January 1st, 2009

  • Honey, Does This Uniform Make Me Look Mean?

    The color schemes of police uniforms may affect community relations and officer safety.

    Article • November 15th, 2006

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