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Law Enforcement Today | July 2, 2015

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In Memoriam: Deputy U.S. Marshal Zacarias Toro

June 18, 2015 |

Stacia Hylton, the Director of the Department of Justice, Homeland Security, U.S. Marshal Service sadly reports the death of Deputy Marshal Zacarias Toro.

Deputy Marshal Toro, 50, died as a result of cancer that he contracted as a result of … Read More

In Memoriam: Sheriff Ladson O’Connor

June 17, 2015 |


The Georgia State Patrol has reported that Sheriff Ladson O’Connor, the Montgomery County Sheriff was killed in a vehicle crash during a pursuit.

Sheriff O’Connor, 42, was in his first term as Sheriff of Montgomery County when he was … Read More

A Look From the Inside: The making of a LEO

June 16, 2015 |

Hello, my name is Julian. I have a story to tell, a story which shows that indeed, LEO’s are real people who are just as deserving of respect, honor, and love as the rest of us, perhaps even more. I … Read More

Specialized training is more than a privilege

June 15, 2015 |

How differently would the Eric Garner scenario have been if the law enforcement officers on scene were all negotiator certified?

How differently would the Michael Brown incident have played out if the law enforcement officer involved would have had SWAT … Read More

An O.I.S. means a Very Unpleasant Bus Ride

June 14, 2015 | 2

An Officer Involved Shooting, (OIS) means whoever that unfortunate officer is, he or she will be thrown out the back alley door and under the bus. Then they will be drug through the courts and hung out to dry. Plain … Read More

No Ordinary Day

June 13, 2015 |

For nearly three decades I passed a portrait hanging in the lobby at my police department. The image of a predecessor who received the medal of valor before I began my career hung in place. The chiseled, handsome young man … Read More

In Memoriam: Constable Daniel Woodall

June 10, 2015 |

Chief Rod Knecht of the Edmonton Police Service in Alberta, Canada sadly reports the death of Constable Daniel Woodall.

Constable Woodall, 35, was shot and killed while he and other constables were attempting to serve an arrest warrant on an … Read More

Community Policing’s Missing Element

June 7, 2015 |

Benjamin Franklin stated that “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” The objective of training is to provide the knowledge about and demonstrate the importance of having a plan during an emergency incident. Most police departments along with the … Read More

Surviving Dog Attacks

June 5, 2015 |

As law enforcement officers we are often required to deal with dangerous, aggressive subjects. In many cases officer presence and de-escalation skills keep many bad situations from turning deadly. But what if the subject you’re facing is not human, and … Read More

The Passé Principle of Punishment

June 4, 2015 |


Several years ago my home state modified the name of its’ prison system from the California Department of Corrections (CDC) to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). I feared the change in name would be followed by … Read More