General Topics

  • The Lone Wolf Gunman

    The year 2010 has brought unprecedented Lone Wolf attacks on U.S. soil: three to be exact.

    Article • March 23rd, 2010

  • Cops, Cocktails, and Consequences

    Thinking about going to "choir practice"? Better think twice.

    Article • March 1st, 2010

  • Cash is King

    Same as cash offers are actually credit offers, and these can lead to unforeseen complications.

    Article • February 23rd, 2010

  • Visual & Scent Trackers

    The subject of canine trackers vs. visual trackers came up again a couple days ago. Once again the conversation developed as an either-or proposition.

    Article • February 18th, 2010

  • If Courts Clash on Police Deception

    How is a cop trying to do the right thing but also being expected to use all legally available tools to investigate and solve serious crimes supposed to figure this stuff out?

    Article • February 15th, 2010

  • Youth attention spans

    Youth attention spans Tabatha Wethal      In any given timeframe, the toll of distractions begging our attention is hefty: the bell signaling a new e-mail, text messages, cell phone calls, follow alerts and friend requests.      I...

    Article • February 1st, 2010

  • LE's First Lady

    On April 1, 1908 (really, no joke), the city of Portland, Oregon appointed Lola Baldwin (48) as a sworn female detective to perform police service .

    Article • January 28th, 2010

  • Ohio Officers Cleared in Taser Death

    The man fell and fractured his skull after he was shocked.

    Article • January 28th, 2010

  • Patrol Officers Handling CIs

    Talking with criminals and pushing them for useful information and then figuring out how to use them so that citizens are spared from becoming crime victims is even harder.

    Article • January 25th, 2010

  • Assisting with Helo Landing Zones

    Requests are rare, but how do we help out at a landing zone?

    Article • January 19th, 2010

  • A Trial is NOT About the Truth

    Officers are forbidden by the courts and rules of evidence from telling the whole truth when they testify, but the system expects them to swear to do just that. Val Van Brocklin looks at the truth about the truth in our Criminal Justice System.

    Article • January 18th, 2010

  • Warriors in High Heels

    Are there female cops I wouldn't work with? You bet, but there also guys I wouldn't go through a door with either.

    Article • January 4th, 2010

  • Getting Over There

    There are a number of ways to cross a linear danger area, the term we used to describe an area of vulnerability for patrolling operators.

    Article • December 18th, 2009

  • When Feeling Ill is Not Enough

    Almost half of the population has periods of intermittent and unfounded worry about illness. How far some individuals will go to diagnose their current and ambiguous symptoms is dumbfounding.

    Article • December 9th, 2009

  • Fear

    Understanding the effects of fear can help you leverage them to your advantage when the time comes.

    Article • December 7th, 2009

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