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Law Enforcement Today | November 27, 2014

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Policing the Mentally Ill

November 20, 2014 | 2

Police only shoot someone with mental illness to protect their own safety or the safety of the public. But when officers shoot, the mental health community goes up in arms, headlines and editorials scream, and we’re pictured as trigger-happy barbarians.

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In Memoriam: Sergeant Jeffrey Greene

November 20, 2014 |

Sheriff Eddie Cathey of the Union County Sheriff Department in North Carolina sadly reports the death of Sergeant Jeffrey Greene, North Carolina Highway Patrol,

Sergeant Greene, 54, was killed when an 18 wheeler vehicle overturned and crushed his patrol vehicle.

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In Memoriam: Officer Justin Winebrenner

November 18, 2014 |

Chief James Nice of the Akron Police Department in Ohio sadly reports the death of Officer Justin Winebrenner.

Officer Winebrenner, 32, was off duty and had attended a fundraiser event during the evening. Following the fundraiser, he and another off-duty … Read More

Is Every Prisoner a Criminal?

November 14, 2014 |

Let’s face it; this is not a perfect world.  Otherwise we all would be able to coexist in harmony and there would be no need for prisons, but is every prisoner a criminal? This question is not meant to be … Read More

Top 3 Mistakes Cops Make With Guns

November 13, 2014 |

What? Cops make mistakes with guns? Really? Yes we all do!

If this article doesn’t hit home, it should. If you aren’t making these mistakes someone in your department is. Behind the blue line you are your brothers’ keeper because … Read More

Emerging Corrections Technology

November 12, 2014 |

As the former warden of several 2,000 bed jails within New York City’s infamous Rikers Island, I often find myself as the most sought after guest at parties and events as people outside the criminal justice system try to find … Read More

How Much Training is Enough?

November 10, 2014 |

I’m a bit biased on this subject as I’m a firearms instructor, but there is no such thing as too much training. When I started in law enforcement we qualified once a year and many departments still do. Fortunately the … Read More

In Memoriam: Corrections Officer Rhonda Commodore

November 8, 2014 |

Justice Minister James Allum of the Manitoba Provincial Government sadly reported the death of Manitoba Corrections Officer Rhonda Commodore.

Corrections Officer Rhonda Commodore, 44, was a passenger in a prisoner transport van that was transporting six inmates from The Pas … Read More

In Memoriam: Investigator Holmes Smith

November 7, 2014 |

Sheriff Randy Garrett of the Clarendon County South Carolina Sheriff Department in South Carolina sadly reports the death of Investigator Holmes Smith.

Investigator Smith was returning to Clarendon County after attending an auto theft investigation seminar in Sumter County with … Read More

In Memoriam: Detective Kagan Dindar

November 7, 2014 |

Chief Al Ansley of the Clarksville Police Department in Tennessee sadly reports the death of Detective Kagan Dindar.

Detective Dindar, 37, was working a special traffic detail in uniform and was assigned a heavily congested intersection. While he was directing … Read More