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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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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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Emergency Prepardness for Police Officers

In the wake of hurricane Sandy, the importance of having an emergency plan in place has become apparent for many families – including those of law enforcement officers. Law enforcement officers are often so concerned about helping the public in … 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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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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Women’s History Month: Women In Law Enforcement

March is Women’s History Month.  In honor of women throughout our state and around the country, Privacy for Cops is dedicating this post to women in law enforcement.  Women in general make up approximately 13% of police officers across our … Continue reading

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Tips for Law Enforcement to Protect Their Privacy Data

It seems like every time you turn around a sweepstakes offer is waiting in the mail or a store is asking you to sign-up for their rewards program.  Contests and offers are one of the most common ways for companies … Continue reading

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The White House Takes a Stand on Consumer Privacy

Instead of waiting on Congress to create legislation, this past Thursday The White House released the long awaited Consumer Data Privacy White Paper which lays out the current landscape of American consumer privacy, highlights the need for the data industry … Continue reading

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The Growing Attacks Against Law Enforcement Privacy

Just this past week, The Los Angeles Times released a story describing how the information was hacked and posted on the internet of “more than 100 local law enforcement officers who are part of the Los Angeles County Police Canine … Continue reading

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Attacks to Law Enforcement Websites

Last week, law enforcement websites were the target of hackers claiming to belong to the group Anonymous.   Agencies from places such as Boston, Syracuse, NY, Salt Lake City, and Greece reported attacks.  Hackers broke into databases for crime tracking and … Continue reading

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