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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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What Do Police Do During a Natural Disaster?

Recently, there has been some negative publicity surrounding the behaviors of police officers during a natural disaster – specifically, relating to an incident during Katrina. However, it is important to remember the positive contribution that law enforcement have on the … Continue reading

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Protecting Yourself When Dealing with the Public

As a police officer, you may come into contact with members of the public on a daily basis. When dealing with people that are friendly and cooperative, it is easy to get caught up in conversations. No matter how comfortable … Continue reading

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Protection Currently Offered to Police

Police advocates and members of the force constantly battle for increased officer protection. But, do you know what many of the US police forces across the country do currently to protect their officers? Enforce mandatory equipment rules – many police … Continue reading

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How Cops Contribute to Our Independence!

Earlier this month, we celebrated Independence Day.  But did you stop to think about how our American law enforcement officers contribute to that independence as you were enjoying the festivities? While the US troops help conserve our country’s freedom, police … 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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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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Public Perception of Law Enforcement

Out of California negative stories about law enforcement often become national news for police officers across the country.  Recently, a Los Angeles officer shot a 22-year old man 10 times, subsequently killing him in a fast food restaurant parking lot.  … Continue reading

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Your Health in the New Year: Addressing Law Enforcement Health

Managing your health can be a challenge as a law enforcement officer.  Long shifts, fluctuating schedules, and constant adrenaline and stress all affect your health.  Law enforcement of today compared to 30 years ago face greater complexity within their profession.  … Continue reading

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