Officer Survival

  • Common Law for Cops

    Dedicated to Sgt. Paudert and Patrolman Evans, their families and their fellow officers they left behind.

    Article • August 25th, 2011

  • Under the Microscope

    Words matter. We write often about how words matter in relationships and insensitive or intemperate words risk harming them. They matter just as much in our profession and how the public we serve perceives us and what we do. Their misuse carries serious...

    Article • August 17th, 2011

  • Gear Guys

    Gear guys endear themselves to us if only because of their fascination with all things police

    Article • August 1st, 2011

  • The Radical Cop

    If you meant what you said when stating your Oath of Office then you could be viewed as an extremist.

    Article • July 28th, 2011

  • How Resilient Are You? Part 2

    Let’s be honest, cops love to bitch. Who doesn’t? It feels good to “vent” and besides, crimefighters have a lot to complain about. The public doesn’t like us, our families don’t understand us, and we often seem to get stuck working for...

    Article • July 21st, 2011

  • Survival Honor & Integrity

    Make and keep an oath to your own safety and survival

    Article • June 30th, 2011

  • Examining The Rise In LODDs

    What is causing the increase in LODDs? The popular and common answers may not recognize the "hidden" driving force behind the violence.

    Article • June 23rd, 2011

  • Concealed No More

    Criminals have always tried to hide their contraband. "Reveal the conceal" with contributor Chris Watkins.

    Article • June 15th, 2011

  • Cold Comfort: Off-Duty Carry

    Tilt the odds in your favor by carrying a concealed handgun off-duty

    Article • May 31st, 2011

  • Reflections on Learning From Our Fallen

    It’s no secret that American police deaths are on the rise. As of today’s date, we’ve lost 71 law enforcement officers in the line of duty in 2011, and seven of them were female.

    Article • May 24th, 2011

  • Embrace ‘the Suck’

    These are especially difficult times for law enforcement. Optimism is hard to come by and maybe doesn’t cut it anymore. Val Van Brocklin discovers from a younger generation of officers a new model for policing and leading during difficult times.

    Article • May 19th, 2011

  • Understanding Video Taped Police Use of Force

    Recommendations for Agencies and Officers when incidents are caught on tape

    Article • April 29th, 2011

  • It Is How We Grieve

    They are constantly scanning for possibilities to be a better cop and be a better person. They look for ways to improve the lives of those they care about.

    Article • April 12th, 2011

  • 17 Dead In One Month

    We want folks to care about us - and they should. We, in turn, must earn their respect and their caring one person at a time.

    Article • April 8th, 2011

  • 37% More Cops Died

    According to the NLEOMF in Washington D.C., the numbers this year are staggering. The mid-year report shows that as of June 30, 2009, 26 cops have died in automobile crashes. That is 37% more deaths than last year at the same time.

    Article • April 8th, 2011

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