What Kind of Writers Does Law Enforcement Today (LET) Publish?
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LET publishes writers with a connection to law enforcement. Articles are written by active and retired law enforcement officers, criminal justice professors, spouses of police officers, attorneys, unsworn law enforcement employees, military service members, law enforcement trainers, criminal justice graduate students, security personnel, etc…
Please submit short biographical details (150 words or less) including professional and educational background, which may be published as part of an article.
What Kind Of Articles Does LET Seek?
LET looks for articles which provide an interesting perspective about current news and issues facing our profession. Articles may be about training issues, case law, special units, patrol, policy and procedure, police communications, current events, law enforcement controversy, crime, profiles of outstanding law enforcement members, policing history, and real life law enforcement experiences which readers can learn from as well as other contemporary police issues.
LET is run for and by law enforcement; it does not publish “police bashing” articles. While LET will consider publishing information about law enforcement which might be considered negative, such information will only be presented in a solution-based or lessons learned format. LET’s goal is to support and improve the profession.
All work submitted must be easy to read and easy to understand. Use straightforward sentences to help readers understand the concepts presented. Write in the active voice vs. the passive voice. Grammar, syntax, and spelling must be correct.
The following ideas are from Strunk’s Elements of Style:
Written work should be understandable to all readers, regardless of academic background. Articles must be relevant to law enforcement in its many forms. Feel free include tables, drawings, charts, or photographs.
Please submit in 12 font Ariel or New Times Roman formats.
Articles must be original material except for short passages with references, which are properly cited. We use Associate Press (AP) Stylebook for proper journalistic format.
Ideally, most LET articles are between 300 – 1,000 words. Shorter is typically better. Online readers do not want to review a novel or lengthy academia literature. Please contact the editor to discuss if your article falls outside this guideline.
How To Submit Your Article
Please e-mail the article in the body of the e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Submission” as the subject heading. Please do not send a submission as an attachment. Be sure to include the proposed headline for the article.
All submitted articles become the property of Law Enforcement Today. LET editors may change submitted work to correct for grammar, syntax, clarity or brevity. The editors will never change your thoughts or opinions.
The editorial team makes every effort to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinion, or statement appears on LET. However, the data and opinions appearing in the articles and advertisements are the sole responsibility of the contributor or advertiser. The publisher, the editorial board, editors, and their respective employees, officers, and agents accept no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the consequences of any such inaccurate or misleading data, opinion, or statement.
LET likes to use personal photographs that complement submitted articles. When submitting photo’s, please indicate permission to use the picture is granted to LET by the person or institution that has the copyright/ownership to it.