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  • Search & Seizure – A Century of Summaries

    As law enforcement officers we have to overcome certain hurdles due to the protections offered to everyone as a result of the 4th Amendment, but does the law ever really change?

    Article • June 4th, 2012

  • Two Legendary Police Firearms for Legendary Lawmen

    Both of these fine revolvers can be had for a deal at your local gun store. I’m glad I’ve hung onto the Model 64 and I look forward to passing my father’s K-38 down to my child. Plus they’re a blast to shoot and I’ve got tons of .38 ammo!

    Article • June 1st, 2012

  • Law Enforcement Connecting with Kids

    Get to know the kids around you and let them get to know you as an ally. Let them know we are in this together. By doing so, you are truly building a legacy and your influence will live on in the neighborhood you served long after you have hung up your...

    Article • May 30th, 2012

  • We Can All Use Some Inspiration

    My first impression of Tim was that despite his mechanical appendages he looked every bit the part of a fighting military officer; his hair close-cropped, his jaw rugged, and his upper body muscular and fit. Fifteen minutes after we met I know he was my...

    Article • May 30th, 2012

  • Recalibrating Your Perspective

    Healthy cynicism is critical to successful and safe policing but, like the immoderate drinker who easily becomes a drunk, immoderate cynicism can easily make an unfettered cynic.

    Article • May 30th, 2012

  • The Most Important Week of the Year

    How would you want your family treated if it happened to you?

    Article • May 9th, 2012

  • The Technology Craps Shoot

    As the choices and options abound, making good buying decisions is getting tougher. I have better luck keeping my wife smiling.

    Article • April 7th, 2011

  • Thanksgiving for LE

    When I've been out on the street on holidays I certainly want my family to participate in the traditional celebrations, knowing full well that I will as the circumstances permit.

    Article • November 2nd, 2010

  • Cop Arrogance - The Flip Slide

    The attitude of our citizenry toward our fallen is a direct reflection of the way they've been treated by those of us who are still able.

    Article • April 6th, 2011

  • Back in black

         In a recent CNN poll, up to two-thirds of those surveyed reported some belt-tightening as a result of the sagging economy.      Sixty-seven percent of the 1,096 adults questioned reported trimming the amount they planned to spend on...

    Article • December 1st, 2008

  • Grant-writing pitfalls

         Part of our mission at Law Enforcement Technology is to provide our readers with useful, vital information on law enforcement's critical issues — because those things that keep you up at night keep us up at night, too. For this reason, we...

    Article • May 1st, 2009

  • Love in Spite of Fear

    After I experienced the first loss of an officer on my husband’s department, I responded to my fear and worry by shutting him out. I put up huge walls when I was around him feeling like I could protect myself from the pain of losing him.

    Article • February 8th, 2011

  • There Is No Room For Hate

    Yup, there are the bad guys in our midst. We know that we walk among snakes, but we should not recoil in fear.

    Article • April 8th, 2011

  • Can't You Just Give Me a Warning?

    When you are asked for a break, you have only moments to discern if you are dealing with a good person who has made a mistake OR a dirtbag who will do and say whatever they need in order to escape your grasp.

    Article • April 8th, 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

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