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Friday, October 25, 2013
More Ways to Ruin Your Police Career

Here I'll share still more potential career killers that can haunt you. I'm only trying to keep you out of trouble and maybe save your career.

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IACP 2013: LAPD's Next-Gen Ford Police Interceptors

The Los Angeles Police Department has brought versions of Ford's Police Interceptor sedan and P.I. Utility to the IACP Conference in Philadelphia that showcase a high-tech, less-cluttered patrol car of the future.

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

As a former prison gang member, I'm ashamed to look in the mirror because my failures are staring back at me.

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Suicidal Active Shooter: The Answer

You've only got two options with the information you've received. Shoot the suspect or get him to place his weapon on the floor and submit to arrest.

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Managing a Shift Schedule on the Home Front

A husband on a shift schedule has been known to drive a solid wife nutty, make a grown woman scream, or throw a calm child into tantrum mode. Living this way for any length of time is like living in a constant state of jet lag.

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Video: A Guide to Police Motorcycles

We're living in a Golden Age for police motorcycles. Law enforcement agencies have plenty of quality options, and more cycles may be on the way. We picked three motor officers in Southern California to profile three widely used cycles.

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No One Should Die So Young

Leslie Zepeda died the day after Christmas. She had no time for a final hug, a final kiss, one last chance for her family to tell her how much they loved and cherished her.

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Hardening Physical Targets

With the exception of the military-related attacks at Fort Hood and the Washington Navy Yard, terrorists and criminals are more likely to assault a facility where resistance is minimal—a "soft" target.

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Double-Action Semi-Auto Pistols Fall Out of Favor

At the present time, only a few agencies still issue Beretta or S&W double-action pistols. In view of the currently available semi-auto models from Glock, S&W, and Springfield, use of double-action pistols has become much more limited.

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Suicidal Active Shooter: What Would You Do?

Your team responds to a suicidal teenager at the local high school. When he points a gun at his head, it's decision time. Give us your solution to this dilemma.

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Low-Cost Training Options for Smaller Agencies

A small town with a limited public safety budget can't be expected to operate at the same level as a major metropolitan department with a budget in the millions, right? This assumption may no longer be true.

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Restoring the Dream

When Dr. Martin Luther King gave his "I have a dream" speech in Washington, D.C., black Americans were particularly suspicious of police officers and with good reason. Fifty years later, I suspect that many are now just as suspicious of us. That's a failure within the law...

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3 Patrol Maxims to Live By

During your career, you'll hear all too often familiar phrases repeated, some may not be worth repeating but some are lifesavers. I've developed a short list of maxims that good leaders reiterate and young officers should heed.

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Hope and Change? How About Live and Learn?

The wife says that there is usually justification to my umbrage—it's my bail schedule that sucks. And so mine has been a history of strained associations, parted companies, and dissolved friendships.

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Is Mexican Cartel Activity In the U.S. Exaggerated?

Many of the Mexican cartel crimes in the illegal alien community go unreported. The ugly crimes of kidnapping, human trafficking, extortion, gang violence, and unsolved murders are often committed by Mexican cartel members in cities across the United States but remain unreported.

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N.J. Parole Board's Sex Offender Management Unit

The New Jersey State Parole Board's Sex Offender Management Unit's sworn officers prevent repeat offenses and help offenders re-enter society with active supervision, the use of GPS ankle bracelets, counseling programs and subsequent arrests for new violations.

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Getting Away With Murder

The release in Mexico of one of the men responsible for the murder of DEA Special Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena has renewed tension between the U.S. and Mexico over the case.

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