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Law Enforcement Today | August 21, 2014

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Arm and Properly Train TSA Officers

August 13, 2014 | 1

On November 1, 2013 a TSA officer was shot and killed at point blank range by a rifle at a Los Angeles airport. According to reporters, a motive is still unclear. First, I offer my sincerest condolences to the officer’s … Read More

Never Forget

August 12, 2014 |

Never forget the night before your first day

Never forget your first time in uniform and the awkward bulkiness Never forget your awkward and bulky ride to work

Never forget your first time in briefing

Never forget your … Read More

Progressive LE Leaders Effectively Manage Departmental Risk

August 12, 2014 |

Policing is an inherently dangerous occupation.  Law enforcement agencies must continue to improve the safety margin, not only for LEOs, but also for the community.

In the 10-year period from 2003 – 2012 in United States, an annual average of … Read More

Green Bay Officer’s Use of Force Considered Reasonable

August 11, 2014 |

What is “objective reasonableness?”  This 4th Amendment standard is employed every day by law enforcement professionals across the country.  This standard, although misunderstood by general public at times, is the keystone that police officers, police departments, defendants, and attorneys tend … Read More

Cyber-Protection for Those Who Serve and Protect

August 10, 2014 |

We can be our own worst enemy, especially when it comes to computer security.  Even the most seasoned officer can fall prey to a hacker.  Everywhere else, the same people have “their head on a swivel” and looking for the … Read More

Contemptuous of Law Enforcement

August 10, 2014 |

Fox News commentator, Megyn Kelly, recently conducted an interview with Bill Ayers, the Vietnam-era domestic terrorist and founder of the Weather Underground Organization (WUO) who issued a “Declaration of a State of War” against the United States government in 1970.

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Officer Jason Zangara Fights for Justice

August 9, 2014 | 3

My friend, Police Officer Jason Zangara, went on trial this week for his actions on September 9, 2012. The incident took place at 4:39 p.m. in West Palm Beach, Florida. Bruce St. Laurent was killed.

Probably many of are thinking … Read More

In Memoriam: Javier Vega, Jr.

August 8, 2014 |

Director of the Department of Homeland Security Jeb Johnson and Michael J. Fisher, Chief of the Customs and Border Patrol sadly report the death of Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega Jr.

Agent Vega was off duty and on a fishing … Read More

FBI & Police Intervene to Prevent NY Potential Active Shooter

August 7, 2014 |

In many parts of the country, schools will be back in session in a month. The summer has provided ample opportunity for schools to address security weaknesses and to practice active shooter training and lock down drills. I recently spoke … Read More

Education and Police Performance

August 6, 2014 |

The Wickersham Commission and the President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice recommended that higher education is a means to better professional policing. Research studies on police officers performance that have earned a college degree provide evidence of … Read More