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Law Enforcement Today | August 22, 2014

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Domestic Violence and the NFL

August 16, 2014 |

In August 2012 the National Football League realized it had a public relations problem. During an interview with CBS Sports, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell talked about “a congenial meeting” he’d had with union leader DeMaurice Smith. The topic was a … Read More

Would You Ask For Help?

August 15, 2014 |

We have recently learned about Robin Williams’ suicide,.  I see so many posts in disbelief that someone who had so much to live for…couldn’t live anymore.

Much of the discussion in my circle of friends inevitably swung to depression and … Read More

What do you see Behind the Badge?

August 14, 2014 |

People usually judge a book by its cover.  There are two identities to a person in law enforcement.  Let me start with the first identity, me….

Identity One.

I am a male in my 30’s.  I’m divorced and remarried.  I … Read More

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