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Law Enforcement Today | April 18, 2015

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In Memoriam: Officer Jared Forsyth

April 7, 2015 |

Chief Greg Graham of the Ocala Police Department in Florida sadly reports the death of Officer Jared Forsyth.

Officer Forsyth, 33, was participating in a departmental firearms training program at the Lowell Correctional Institution Firearms Range.

During the firearms training … Read More

In Memoriam: Officer David Colley

April 5, 2015 |

Chief Ernest Finley of the Montgomery Police Department in Alabama sadly reports the death of Officer David Colley.

Officer Colley, 24, was responding to a call with his lights and siren activated. As he entered an intersection, Officer Colley’s patrol … Read More

Using flashlights with handguns

April 3, 2015 | 1

When I went through LEO training (in the 60’s and 70’s), we were trained to fire our weapons with our strong hand and use our flashlights with our off hand. This kept the light about 3 feet away from the … Read More

Culture of Cowards

April 2, 2015 | 1

What are we doing to raise the next generation of heroes? Are we facilitating or stunting their development? I raise the questions because I fear American culture is breeding an unhealthy fear of taking risks, and the unintended consequence is … Read More

In Memoriam: Detective John Kelly

April 1, 2015 |

Chief Gorden Eden of the Albuquerque Police Department in New Mexico sadly reports the death of Detective John Kelly.

Detective Kelly, 36, was participating in a crisis intervention training exercise with other officers and first responders when he suffered a … Read More

You Might Be a Cop If …

March 31, 2015 |

In the vein of Jeff Foxworthy’s “you might be a redneck” shtick, here we find facts that are somewhat unique to law enforcement officers. These items are not meant to be funny, they are simply indicative that “You Might Be … Read More

An Alleged Rape at the University of Virginia Raises Serious Questions

March 30, 2015 | 1

On March 23, the Charlottesville Police Department officially suspended its four-month investigation of a gang rape that allegedly happened at a University of Virginia fraternity house in 2012. The report, stating there was “no basis to conclude that anything happened,” … Read More

It is 2015 – Does Your Training Reflect That?

March 29, 2015 | 1

The year is 2015 and the 21st century law enforcement model is fluid and dynamic. What you learned or how you trained 15, 10 or even 5 years ago may not be enough to fulfill your duties today. How can … Read More

Rising to the Call – Handling Police Budget Cuts

March 27, 2015 |

Everyone working within the criminal justice system, especially police precincts, has felt the lasting impact the economic recession has had. Dealing with the significant decreases in funding pushed many already limited budgets to the breaking point. Layoffs were made, programs … Read More

In Memoriam: Trooper Trevor Casper

March 26, 2015 |

Scott Walker, the Governor of the State of Wisconsin sadly reports the death of Trooper Trevor Casper of the Wisconsin State Patrol.

Trooper Casper, 21, was shot and killed during a confrontation with an individual that was believed to have … Read More