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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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Signs That Your Privacy is Being Compromised

No law enforcement officer ever wants to believe that their privacy has been violated, but being aware of the signs is essential to help recognize the reality. You frequently see the same individual when out in public – if you … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving, Law Enforcement!

To all of the officers across the country and their families; this Thanksgiving, be sure to say “thanks” for the following: The fact that you have some level of job security, in a position that allows you to make a … 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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Police Force Rules for Social Media

The use of social media has presented a very real issue for law enforcement departments as it blurs the line between what’s private and what’s public. This has caused many police departments to dictate exactly what and what is not … Continue reading

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