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Law Enforcement Today | September 18, 2014

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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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CHOOSING THE LEADERS WITHIN YOUR AGENCY

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

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

To The Disabled Police Officer: You are not forgotten

August 16, 2013 | 6

“The Academy prepared us for many things, and trains us to take on the world in our new career. What it does not prepare us for however, is the inner war that will be waged, when our … 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

I Quit

January 30, 2013 | 4

Johnny Paycheck popularized this song originally written by David Allen Coe in 1977, and despite having been his only #1 hit, we recall with clarity those famous words, “Take this job and shove it.” He sings about … Read More