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Law Enforcement Today | November 27, 2015

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New Study Reveals what Puts Officers at Risk Behind the Wheel

November 15, 2015 |

There’s a lot of talk nowadays about the hardships and tragedies that police officers face, simply because they choose to protect the public. Most people are now familiar with the Texas shooting of Deputy Goforth, who served the Harris County … Read More

In Memoriam: Patrolman First Class Dennis Gonthier

November 14, 2015 |

Chief Kevin Vespia of the North Port Police Department in Florida sadly reports the death of Officer Dennis Gonthier.

Officer Gonthier, 57, was found unresponsive in his patrol vehicle as he was preparing to start his afternoon shift. Officer … Read More

Reducing School Violence: A Proactive Curriculum Approach

November 14, 2015 |

Since 1996 we have had about 43 major Junior and High school shootings and stabbings within the U.S. The age groups that this paper focusses on are about 31 incidences from ages 13 to 16, and 12 incidences from ages … Read More

Police Psychology | I Can’t Believe I Have….

November 13, 2015 |

Police Psychology has a strong cognitive element. Thoughts are very powerful. They have the ability to shape your reality and create a world that is completely different than anyone else’s. They can provide you with questions and solutions that help … Read More

In Memoriam: Chief Darrell Allen

November 12, 2015 |

Elizabeth Nelson, Mayor of MarlinTexas sadly reports the death of Chief Darrell Allen.

Chief Allen was working uniformed security at the LaidBack Lounge, a nightclub that is situated across the street from the Temple Police Department in Texas.

While he … Read More

Get them out of the car

November 10, 2015 |

Once again I am reviewing a use of force by a law enforcement officer where the suspect was allowed to remain in a vehicle, thereby accessing a weapon. I’m not sure how this has become commonplace, even to the point … Read More

In Memoriam: Lt. Marci Simms

November 10, 2015 |

Commissioner William Bratton, Chief of the New York City Police Department sadly reports the death of Lieutenant Marci Simms.

Lt. Simms, 51, died of lung cancer that she contracted as a direct result of her rescue and search efforts at … Read More

In Memoriam: Officer Stacy Case

November 9, 2015 |

Chief Skip Holbrook of the Columbia Police Department in South Carolina sadly reports the death of Officer Stacy L. Case.

Officer Case, 37, was responding to a call of gun shots being fired when she was involved in a vehicle … Read More

Police Psychology | Emotional Labor in the Workplace

November 8, 2015 |

Police psychology has to deal very often with an ultimate question: does the person really like being a police officer? For the most part the answer is “yes…but” with the “but” usually being something about a boss. Everyone likes to … Read More

Dancing With the Devil

November 7, 2015 |

The dominoes are falling around the reputation of deceased Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz. Was it murder or suicide? Was he a good guy that went bad, or did he spend thirty-years masquerading as a conqueror of evil? Were his exploits worthy … Read More