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Law Enforcement Today | July 29, 2016

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In Memoriam – Officer Nicholas C. Lee

March 8, 2014 |

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck has reported that Officer Nicholas Choung Lee, 40, a field training Officer, was killed in a vehicle crash early Friday.  His probationary officer was critically injured.

The vehicle crash occurred around 8:00 am at the … Read More

FTO’s Best Advice

February 24, 2014 | 2

A lot has changed since I began this career over 30 years ago. When I think of all the different styles of policing that have evolved through the decades, sometimes it seems that good old common sense may … Read More

The Woman Who Has Saved Hundreds of Cops Lives

February 15, 2014 | 1

Stephanie Kwolek started working as a Dupont chemist in 1946. Her goal, earn enough money to pursue her dream of becoming a medical doctor. But, she fell in love with her work at Dupont and stayed on.

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February 9, 2014 | 1

“Who is going to fly your planes? If there was ever a position that absolutely cannot afford to fail, it’s piloting an airplane.  There is little room for error and dozens or hundreds of lives are hanging … Read More

In Memoriam Deputy Carlos Papi Papillion

February 1, 2014 | 1

Sheriff Bobby J. Guildroz of the St. Landry Parish Sheriff Department has reported that a well-respected veteran of his department died in the line of duty due to a medical emergency.

Deputy Carlos Papillion, 46, suffered a … Read More

In Memoriam – Sgt. Daniel V. Davis

November 21, 2013 |

Sgt. Daniel V. Davis, 29, of the Phenix City Alabama Police Department died Sunday, November 10 from a gunshot wound.

Sgt. Davis was parked at the Carriage Hill Apartments on Summerville Road in his unmarked police vehicle.  … Read More

Peer Support and Crises Referral – Your Mental and Emotional Backup Officer

October 29, 2013 | 3

We are not doing an adequate job teaching young police officers and other public safety employees about what most threatens their safety, their health and their careers, and providing them with skills and resources to protect themselves.  … Read More

Only A Cop – Professionalism Has Its Cost

July 19, 2013 |

During my rookie year, I experienced a feeling of intimidation, concern, and self-doubt.  I never foresaw these feelings emerging as I sought to reach my goal. I considered it an honor and privilege to be appointed a … Read More

Training: 24/7

May 31, 2013 | 2

As I reflect on the officers being honored during the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service, I think back on my career and all of close calls I have had.  I contemplate how many times I was one … Read More

Burnout and the Field Training Officer

February 9, 2012 |

Being a Field Training Officer (FTO) is one of the most important assignments for which an officer can volunteer.  Unfortunately, some officers also “get volunteered,” which is not the best way to select FTOs.  Field training officers … Read More