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Law Enforcement Today | October 21, 2014

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ARIZONA “BLUE ALERT”

October 11, 2014 |

Unfortunately, I am usually the bearer of bad news. I write most of the “In Memoriam” articles for Law Enforcement Today, documenting the details and circumstances leading to an officer’s line of duty death.

I am glad to present good … Read More

In Memoriam: Sergeant Michael Naylor

October 10, 2014 |

Sheriff Gary Painter of the Midland County Texas Sheriff Department sadly reports that Deputy Sergeant Michael Naylor was shot and killed in the line of duty.

Sergeant Naylor was shot as he and other deputies were attempting to serve an … Read More

Maryland Program Links Troopers and Special Olympians

October 9, 2014 |

I had the privilege of taking part in a Maryland State Police program recently with a young man named Jimmy Myrick. Jimmy has been a Special Olympics athlete for a long time, competing in events such as the 1500 meter … Read More

If Patrol Officers Sat in on Chiefs’ Oral Boards

October 8, 2014 | 1

Recently I watched a video of the current NYPD Police Commissioner, William Bratton, entitled “Cops Count, Police Matter.” I was thoroughly impressed and motivated by this leaders’ words, the way he said them, and his ability to connect with the … Read More

The New Normal

October 7, 2014 |

In 2010, I founded an organization named Hunting for Heroes. Hunting for Heroes (H4H) is a nonprofit organization that provides recreational therapy and counseling services to disabled law enforcement officers.

When this organization was founded, our mission was to connect … Read More

If The Unthinkable Happens

October 6, 2014 |

Officers are trained to consider all possible outcomes of a given call and to rely upon continuous training to provide the best possible solution to a problem at hand. Sometimes en route to a particularly dangerous call, an officer’s mind … Read More

The Blurred Line between Discipline and Child Abuse

October 5, 2014 |

“Aggressive people become cops because they get to carry guns,” said a popular sports radio and TV talk show host. “Yeah, and all the free donuts we can eat,” was my sarcastic reply directed toward the TV monitor in the … Read More

Respect and Compassion are the Glue

October 4, 2014 |

It has been my experience, verified by many leaders in the field that the compassionate chief gets the best results. The chief that shows respect, common courtesy and appreciation to the rank and file inspires high levels of productivity.

There … Read More

Officer Involved Shootings – A Wife Speaks Out

October 3, 2014 |

Many times an author begins an article by establishing her credibility about a particular subject.   An author attempts to explain why anyone should believe what is trying to say. I am not an LEO. I probably couldn’t hack it if … Read More

A Foggy “Believe 208 – Run for the Brave and Finest”

October 2, 2014 |

It was a foggy morning and I was a little worried. It was our first annual 5K Believe 208 – Run for the Brave and Finest on September 28. It was supposed to be a beautiful day. Here it was, … Read More