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Reporting Concerns About Fellow Officers

The general public often likes to portray police officers as something other than human. But, it is important to recognize that all people make mistakes, and that includes officers. When you spot such issues in fellow officers, you need to … Continue reading

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Police Safety Enhanced by Debriefing Before a Shift

Officers are frequently anxious to get  out on the job, but debriefing before a shift actually has safety benefits that should not be overlooked. What should be addressed during shift debriefing? Discuss situations that occurred during the last shift and … Continue reading

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2012 Officer Fatality Statistics and Officer Safety

Statistics regarding officer fatalities from 2012, outline where additional safety precautions are needed for law enforcement members on the job. In 2012: 54 officers were killed while dealing with felonies. The largest number of fatalities occurred while officers were responding … Continue reading

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Gun Safety During Weapons Training

During weapons and tactical training, an emphasis upon safety is absolutely essential. After all, many trainees do have more limited experience handling guns.  Use of weapons during various training sessions is essential to increase effective procedures and response protocols. But … Continue reading

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Public Perceptions About the Dorner Situation

Believe it or not, cop-killer, former fugitive, and now deceased Christopher Dorner has supporters out there, and this has resulted in the following: The re-opening of the investigation that got him fired When Dorner was fired from the LAPD, it … Continue reading

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Carrying Your Weapon When Off-Duty

Since 2004 when the Law Enforcement Officer’s Safety Act was initiated, it was made possible for law enforcement to carry weapons when off-duty in any state. This Act operates under the premise that even when law enforcement are not technically … Continue reading

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Personality Types and Their Impact on Job Safety

According to a study by The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research there is a difference in the level of fatigue that cops feel on the job that depends upon their personality type.  As a result, it is important to … Continue reading

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Training Tips for Female Officers

Over the years, there has been an increase in the number of fatalities and incidents involving female officers on the job, and there are experts that say this is due to the fact that both males and females receive identical … Continue reading

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Bath Salts: Recognizing Use and the Risks

By now most law enforcement officers should have heard about the latest designer drug trend – the use of bath salts. It has a drug that has been highlighted in the media due to the extreme adverse effects that users … Continue reading

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How Police Departments Can Make Social Media Work

Recently, we’ve discussed the importance of social media safety for law enforcement officers fairy extensively. Careful use of social media is essential for police officers to preserve the integrity of their department, and their own personal safety. However, that doesn’t … Continue reading

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