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Law Enforcement Today | March 3, 2015

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Detroit Crime Rates Declining

February 20, 2015 |

As crime rates continue to drop nationwide, two large cities are reporting major progress in their mission to keep Americans safe. In 2014, New York City reported the smallest number of homicides—327—since consistent record keeping began in 1962. The 2014 … Read More

My Subtle Soliloquy

February 19, 2015 |

The public has always been obsessed with police work. As a result, the entertainment industry has taken television viewers from the Southland of Los Angeles to Chicago P.D. and further east to NYPD Blue. Crime was solved on The Streets … Read More

The Hawk Is Biting

February 18, 2015 |

I guess I don’t have to remind you that this has been a miserably cold winter. In my retirement, I am so glad I don’t have to bundle up and venture out on patrol anymore. I think about friends, brothers … Read More

9 Toxic Law Enforcement Bosses

February 17, 2015 |

Are They Destroying Morale and Motivation in Your Organization?

Safety is a hallmark of the law enforcement business. Yet, a substantial number of public safety officers consistently identify a toxic work environment as their greatest source of stress and threat. … Read More

In Memoriam: Trooper Nicholas Dees

February 16, 2015 |

Colonel Rick Adams, Director of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol sadly reports the death of Trooper Nicholas Dees.

Trooper Dees and Trooper Keith Burch were investigating a traffic crash in the west bound lanes of I-40 involving a semi truck that … Read More

In Memoriam: Officer Siegfred D.R. Mortera

February 16, 2015 |

Chief Fred Bordallo Jr. of the Guam Police Department on the United States Territorial Island of Guam sadly reports the death of Officer Siegfred Mortera.

Officer Mortera, 49, known to his peers as “Dove,” was a trainee member of the … Read More


February 15, 2015 |

I was state certified in law enforcement, graduated from state police crime scene search academy, held an associates degree in criminal justice, possessed a national emergency medical technician certification, and was fifteen years into my police career in the town … Read More

Has the Term “Law Enforcement” Run Its Course in Police Agencies?

February 14, 2015 |

With Dr. Anthony H. Normore

Recent events have many questioning law enforcement’s role and the militarization of America’s police forces. Every year, billions of dollars’ worth of military equipment “flows from the federal government to state and local police departments.” … Read More

Transparency During the Grand Jury Process

February 13, 2015 |

The recent full court press by journalists, civil libertarians, political officials and community leaders who have embraced and fueled this anti-police sentiment has changed agendas from colorful public peaceful protests, and are now focusing on attacking the criminal justice system … Read More

Read the Signs

February 12, 2015 |

Have you stopped a motorist for failing to obey a traffic sign simply to hear the reply, “I’ve lived here for 10 years and never noticed it?” The defense could be deception, or legitimate. We can be just as dumbfounded … Read More