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Law Enforcement Today | November 24, 2015

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Police Psychology | I Can’t Believe I Have….

November 13, 2015 |

Police Psychology has a strong cognitive element. Thoughts are very powerful. They have the ability to shape your reality and create a world that is completely different than anyone else’s. They can provide you with questions and solutions that help … Read More

In Memoriam: Chief Darrell Allen

November 12, 2015 |

Elizabeth Nelson, Mayor of MarlinTexas sadly reports the death of Chief Darrell Allen.

Chief Allen was working uniformed security at the LaidBack Lounge, a nightclub that is situated across the street from the Temple Police Department in Texas.

While he … Read More

Get them out of the car

November 10, 2015 |

Once again I am reviewing a use of force by a law enforcement officer where the suspect was allowed to remain in a vehicle, thereby accessing a weapon. I’m not sure how this has become commonplace, even to the point … Read More

In Memoriam: Lt. Marci Simms

November 10, 2015 |

Commissioner William Bratton, Chief of the New York City Police Department sadly reports the death of Lieutenant Marci Simms.

Lt. Simms, 51, died of lung cancer that she contracted as a direct result of her rescue and search efforts at … Read More

In Memoriam: Officer Stacy Case

November 9, 2015 |

Chief Skip Holbrook of the Columbia Police Department in South Carolina sadly reports the death of Officer Stacy L. Case.

Officer Case, 37, was responding to a call of gun shots being fired when she was involved in a vehicle … Read More

Police Psychology | Emotional Labor in the Workplace

November 8, 2015 |

Police psychology has to deal very often with an ultimate question: does the person really like being a police officer? For the most part the answer is “yes…but” with the “but” usually being something about a boss. Everyone likes to … Read More

Dancing With the Devil

November 7, 2015 |

The dominoes are falling around the reputation of deceased Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz. Was it murder or suicide? Was he a good guy that went bad, or did he spend thirty-years masquerading as a conqueror of evil? Were his exploits worthy … Read More

In Memoriam: Officer Daniel Ellis

November 7, 2015 |

In Memoriam: Officer Daniel Ellis

Chief Larry Brock of the Richmond Police Department in Kentucky, sadly reports the death of Officer Daniel Ellis.

Officer Ellis, 33, was searching an apartment complex for a suspect who had mugged and robbed a … Read More

In Memoriam: Officer Bryce Hanes

November 5, 2015 |

Jarrod Burguan, Chief of the San Bernardino Police Department in California, sadly reports the death of Officer Bryce Hanes.

Officer Hanes, 40, had just dropped off an inmate at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga. He was passing … Read More

Unless things change

November 5, 2015 |

The flaw is structural in nature and is a byproduct of several things: the political appointment of police leadership, lack of training of the rank and file, a society that despite its ignorance is allowed to orchestrate the public safety … Read More