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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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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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Appreciating the Holidays as a Police Officer

With the holiday season in full swing, police officers need to be extra conscientious about their own personal health and safety as it is a very busy season. A balanced life is essential if it means that police will be … 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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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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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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