How a focus on ethics can elevate the police profession

Posted on April 10, 2014 by in POLICE

What’s happened to American law enforcement? In the days and weeks following September 11, 2001, law enforcement across the country enjoyed an unprecedented spike in prestige and popularity. It seemed … [...]

4 creative ‘tricks’ to keep you safe on patrol

Posted on January 24, 2014 by in POLICE

Let’s return to creative law enforcement in 2014. This is a skill that appears to have been lost — or at least misplaced. Sometimes it is a simple conversation to solicit a response to defuse … [...]

On patrol on April Fool’s

Posted on April 1, 2013 by in POLICE

Years ago, back when I was a new police officer, the police environment was a bit more jovial. We found humor at awkward moments, and oftentimes at someone else’s expense. To ease the downtime between calls, we did a lot [...]

Equipment check: Tips for setting up your duty belt

Posted on February 1, 2013 by in POLICE

Welcome to police work. You will be provided with certain equipment with which you will perform your job. Some other equipment you may purchase on your own, as long as it meets with agency policies and procedures. Review your policy [...]

Pinning the badge: Honoring our professional traditions

Posted on November 8, 2012 by in POLICE

Badge, shield or star, regardless of what your agency calls it, are the symbol of authority. As I travel the country there are some traditions that have remained intact. All agencies issue a hard symbol of the individual’s authority. The [...]

Ode to FTOs: All our teachers had teachers

Posted on August 9, 2012 by in POLICE

I met Livingston (New Jersey) Police Officer William Kerr on November 14, 1973. The only way I can quickly explain his appearance and manner is to ask you to picture in your mind Officer Pete Malloy of the Adam 12 [...]


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