Category | Protect & Serve

Law Enforcement Militarization

Posted on 09 July 2014

While there’s no doubt some of us believe that the federal government has intruded too far into our personal lives and business, there’s a huge difference between the federal government with its enforcement agents and your local police or sheriffs agency.

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Community Policing Today

Posted on 02 June 2008

I remember, oh so well, in the early ’90s when “Community Policing” became the new buzzwords in law enforcement how so many agencies all of a sudden started teaching classes for the subject. As a person who had been a municipal police officer for my entire police career to that point, I couldn’t for the […]

An Ego-Free Legacy

Posted on 12 February 2007

Ego: egotism; conceit; self-importance (for the purposes of this article) Legacy: anything handed down from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor Honor: high respect, as for worth, merit, or rank Respect: the condition of being esteemed or honored All definitions drawn from the online resource, I was involved recently in a conversation […]

Be Professional

Posted on 16 August 2006

From Massad Ayoob’s First Responder column, Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement, July 2006 issue: “… a captured hard guy admitted to police that he ‘rated’ cops by the guns they carried… …if the cop carried a cocked and locked .45 automatic, this thug considered the officer just to dangerous to mess with.” Same author, […]

The Folding Lockblade Knife As A Police Lethal Force Tool

Posted on 17 October 2005

OK: So, I’ve been a cop since 1985; or since 1982 if you count my Military Police service time. In that time I think I’ve met far more cops who carry a knife on duty than those who didn’t. In fact, here recently, it’s been quite common for me to find cops carrying two knives […]

Police Chaplains In Recruiting

Posted on 29 August 2005

I’ve been promising myself that I’d write this article for about a year now. Every time I started in on it, something else would pop up that took higher priority. Finally I have the time set aside to write it. Understand going into this that the whole article is simply my opinion. Due to the […]

The Self-Aid Kit: Medical Gear Every Cop Should Carry

Posted on 23 March 2005

By: Mike Marcon This article may seem to be more questions than solutions – but life saving solutions lie within the questions. Let’s imagine a worst-case scenario. Dispatch has sent a lone patrol officer to a domestic disturbance. Immediately, upon stepping out of his cruiser and moving around the front of it, he takes fire […]

Effective Communication Is More Than Just Talk

Posted on 01 July 2000

Often, in the performance of my duties, I have to deal with people who don’t want to listen to me, or if they do listen, they ignore what I’m saying. Perceived time constraints, training and bravado don’t permit the expense of added time to explain things in depth to these uncooperative folks, so other alternatives […]

Personal Disaster Planning Handbook

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