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Law Enforcement Today | November 24, 2014

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K-9 Drake: Four-Legged Hero to All

June 18, 2013 | 2

K-9 Drake, a retired K-9 Trooper from Florida was living as a pet with his handler Trooper Boody, who adopted him.  On November 19, 2012, a burglar tried to rob his home, K-9 Drake did as he … Read More

Leading and Managing Change- New Approaches

February 7, 2012 |

Change is something that affects everyone. A change no matter how big or how small impacts people differently. Change is something that is personal, because each person feels differently regarding the change (Duck, 1993). Organizations need to balance the organizational … Read More

Arm Chair Quarterbacks Criticized Officer-Involved Shooting

February 4, 2012 | 1

An ACLU Attorney is asking questions about why police shot a man charging at them with a four foot long metal tool.  Officers were dispatched to a Carl’s, Jr. fast food restaurant in Monterey Park, California, in … Read More

Equipment Set, Skill Set or Mindset?

February 3, 2012 |

Many different opinions exist within the law enforcement and tactical response communities on work-related topics. Examples include which tactics are best, which training program is best, which weapons are best, and which equipment is best. Many of … Read More

Spread the Word

January 4, 2012 |

Law Enforcement Today is quickly becoming a “go to” source for officer related news, and now you can help us reach more officers nationwide! For the month of January help us reach our … Read More

My Name’s Gaffney. I Wear a Badge.

December 11, 2011 |

I am a creature of habit.  Like many people, my daily schedule frames my day.  I developed my breakfast routine many years ago as an antidote for the unplanned chaos of the job.  I needed a transitional place to get my game face … Read More

Virginia Tech Shooting

December 8, 2011 | 4

Two people are dead in Blacksburg, Virginia, including one police officer, following a shooting at Virginia Tech University.  Both the Tech campus, as well as the local school district, are currently on lock-down status, indicating that the shooter has not … Read More

Observing Life Through Blue Colored Glasses

December 6, 2011 |

It was 1973 and it seems like a lifetime ago. There I was, sitting in the Police Academy in Norfolk, VA. It was opening day, and to that point, I had already been through Military Police training at Fort Gordon, … Read More

Crime Statistics, Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

December 1, 2011 |

Chances are you’re going to attend at least one holiday celebration this month. As family and friends gather to share food and drink, the “good old days” are almost guaranteed to become a topic of conversation. Many of us hold … Read More

Officer (Falling) Down

November 30, 2011 | 6

Last Sunday around 5 a.m., she received news which she had been dreading for years. The text message transmitted the kind of news that made her feel as if her stomach was trying to climb up into her throat.  “I … Read More