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Law Enforcement Today | July 27, 2016

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In Memoriam: Officer Stephen Petruzzello

January 2, 2015 |

Chief Richard Gaito of the Cliffside Park (New Jersey) Police Department sadly reports the death of Officer Stephen Petruzzello.

Officer Petruzzello, 22, was crossing the street at a crosswalk with his partner, Officer Thaier Abdallah, when they were struck by … Read More

Al Sharpton, Cops, and the State of Dr. King’s Dream

December 17, 2014 | 1

Let’s face it; it is tough to be an LEO these days. I’m not sure when this happened, but the media and most of the uninformed public has decided that any cop accused of anything must be guilty. A segment … Read More

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