Operations & Tactics

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  • An Outside View of Stop & Frisk

    Regardless of what you might think of NYPD’s stop & frisk in theory or, by extension, those who fought against and defeated it in court, consider that more than a few voices of speaking out wore blue. Some considerations when controversy embroils a...

    Article • September 9th, 2013

  • In-Custody Acute Alcohol Withdrawal

    If you are an arresting or a detentions officer, and you believe that a subject is in or at risk for acute alcohol withdrawal, seek emergency medical treatment immediately. The consequences of acute alcohol withdrawal can be fatal, even during...

    Article • July 10th, 2013

  • Integrated Response to Mass Casualty Incidents

    I enjoyed seeing what to expect from EMS providers and getting to use NIMS/ICS because it had been so long since I used it last.

    Article • April 5th, 2013

  • What We Know About Active Shooters

    In most murder cases, the victim and shooter know each other - not so in the case of active shooters.

    Article • March 4th, 2013

  • Guns Don’t Kill People, Society Does

    The usual, tired refrain for gun control is the expected hue and cry as an answer to the Newton tragedy.

    Article • January 8th, 2013

  • The Basic Police Go-Bag

    Let’s face it: active shooter incidents aren’t going away and we’re seeing them more often in locations that AREN’T schools. So the need for a patrol rifle accompanied by your Go-Bag, sitting in your trunk, maintained and ready to go, still...

    Article • December 14th, 2012

  • The Deadliest Job in Policing

    A cop who is writing a ticket outside his car is 400% more likely to die than a cop who is inside his car. That isn't a projection or a theory. Those are names on the Wall.

    Article • April 8th, 2011

  • Liars, Cheats and Thieves

    For the rattlesnakes in our camp: we are their target. They can only survive and prosper with our demise.

    Article • April 4th, 2011

  • Women Jump From Fire to N.H. Officers' Arms

    An early-morning fire over the weekend forced a Pembroke family to jump to safety from the second floor of their house.

    News • March 29th, 2011

  • Family First In Disasters

    I was struck in awe when I saw a story by CNN about a Japanese fireman who rushed to the scene of the tsunami and earthquake zone to do his duty, only to find that his family perished when he returned home several days later.

    Article • March 24th, 2011

  • Identifying Terror Cells

    An experienced and committed sales team dedicated to identifying suitable clients is essential in accomplishing the sale.

    Article • March 22nd, 2011

  • Swiss Army Soft Grip Tinker

    When you look around the industry, the knives from Victorinox Swiss Army, more commonly referred to simply as Swiss Army knives, have always offered a decent level of versatility.

    Article • March 11th, 2011

  • Dead at Work

    Being a line supervisor in a communications center can be tricky. You're caught between worlds. You have to think like floor staff, as well as management.

    Article • March 8th, 2011

  • Defeating The Grinch

    Our policing environment today necessitates that officers have to explore being more creative when handling calls. Further restrictions in manpower, financial constraints, more of a service demand and other factors relative to your locale force change.

    Article • November 25th, 2010

  • Lemons and Lemonade

    Life and police work will provide you with the lemons, learn how to turn them into something better

    Article • September 23rd, 2010

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