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Law Enforcement Today | January 26, 2015

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In Memoriam: Deputy Chief Steven Bonano – 9/11 First Responder

January 18, 2015 |

NYPD Commissioner William Bratton sadly advised that Deputy Chief Steven Bonano has passed away following a long illness.   Chief Bonano, 53, died from a rare form of blood cancer presumably contracted from inhaling toxic substances during his efforts as a … Read More

My life matters too

January 17, 2015 |

I have friends and family who loves me and caresI have children and when my children have children, I too want to be thereI don’t want to be judged by the color of my uniform or the color of my … Read More

In Memoriam: Assistant Chief Carl Borderlon

January 16, 2015 |

Chief Nate Ussery of the Ball (Louisiana) Police Department sadly reports the death of his Assistant Chief, Carl Borderlon.

Borderlon, 51, suffered a heart attack inside the police department’s headquarters building. He was working the midnight shift and had a … Read More

Mayor DeBlasio – Just Say “I’m Sorry”

January 15, 2015 |

Mayor DeBlasio,

I’m so sad. Can’t you just say these two simple words, “I’m sorry, ” to your LEOs? Two powerful words. You have already lost two officers who died needlessly since this war of “I Can’t Breathe vs. Blue … Read More

It Takes Two to Tango: Police – Community Relations

January 14, 2015 |

At the beginning and end of every day, law enforcement is my home team. The men and women in it are my brothers and sisters. What I learned in law school and in the police academy was later verified through … Read More

In Memoriam: Officer Craig Chandler

January 13, 2015 |

Commissioner Anthony W. Betts of the Baltimore City Police Department sadly reports the death of Officer Craig Chandler.

Officer Chandler was injured in a vehicle pursuit and crash as he and other officers were attempting to detain a group of … Read More

Tips for Police at War

January 13, 2015 |

We are at war. Make no mistake about it; our numbers are being murdered at unprecedented numbers.   Two officers were murdered in their patrol car while eating lunch by a lunatic hell bent on “avenging” the deaths of Michael Brown … Read More

We Are Not Afraid!

January 12, 2015 |

The killing of a dozen staff members of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo by self-proclaimed jihadists Cherif Kouachi, 32, and Said Kouachi, 34 has prompted a debate about whether the cartoonists assassinated are actually victims of their own actions rather … Read More

Law Enforcement Training: Rhetoric, Liability, and the Certificate

January 11, 2015 |

If you pick up a trade publication or visit any professional organization’s website today, you will more than likely find an advertisement on “how to become a certified ______” (you fill in the blank).

More and more, we are seeing … Read More

Use of force: What are Your Limitations?

January 10, 2015 |

Your use of force continuum more than likely looks like the example below. You don’t even need to read it to know what it says, do you? More than likely it is a code you live by while on duty … Read More