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Commemorating the Individual and the Action

Working in law enforcement has never been an easy job, but many recent happenings have made it even harder. People have gotten very quick to cast disparaging remarks and commentary at law officers in general, and making it harder to do an effective job.

As the…

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Added by Jason Gray on June 29, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

FOP or PBA

What officer's joined?

Added by Stephen Bruet on April 12, 2015 at 9:13pm — No Comments

Saskatchewan Police College - 2014/2015 Course Calender

Hello,

See link for Saskatchewan Police Service 2014/2015 Training Calender

http://www.saskpolicecollege.ca/calendar.html

Denis

Added by Dennis Eberle on January 12, 2015 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Being the blue line for the quiet masses

We Have to be The Thin Blue Line

 

In my safe home on a day where the country is without peace, I hear the hatred and the contempt of so many.  I hear the battle cries and the yells for change, the arguments by those that have never lived or worked in the trenches; but they have seen it on television or read it online.  Our changing world has given everyone a voice.  Media is pushing a story for ratings and money.  They stir the pot of a stew that is already…

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Added by Casson Reynolds on December 22, 2014 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Police Interactions Aren't Black and White

The shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri this past August set off a powder keg of emotion and placed policing under a new microscope.  There has long been discussion of policing as it related to race relations and profiling.  But following this incident, we had to go on the defensive beyond the claims of racial bias, debunk the media hyperbole of “militarization,” and justify the protective equipment we value as essential in the execution of duties.

There was a common…

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Added by Nate Hartman on November 25, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

fitness tests

I am looking at implementing a voluntary fitness program but having issues with standards for men and women. Does anyone have a test with different standards or same job same standards

Added by Fernando Martinez on July 30, 2014 at 4:06pm — No Comments

In Memory of Former Prince George's County (MD) County Executive, Wayne K. Curry By Karen L. Bune

 The death of former Prince George’s County (MD) County Executive, Wayne K. Curry, is devastating news.  At age 63, he became the victim of terminal lung cancer.  A smoker for many years, the impact of those actions caused him to publicly urge others, in the final months of his life, to stop smoking to avoid the fate that befell him. 

Curry was an ambitious, dedicated and committed public servant who always wanted to make a difference.  He was what Prince George’s needed in troubled…

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Added by Karen L. Bune on July 4, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

A MARYLAND JUDGE, A CONVICT, AND A DISGRACE BY KAREN L. BUNE

As an alumnus of American University and a 2011 AU alumni award recipient, as a professional with a long career in the criminal justice system, and as an Adjunct Professor at two universities, I am appalled at the behavior of Montgomery County, Maryland Judge Audrey Creighton.  Her association with a convicted felon, Rickley Senning, who she represented as a public defender coupled with her live-in, intimate relationship with him is outrageous. 

 Allegedly, she is the victim of…

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Added by Karen L. Bune on June 21, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Law Enforcements Advanced Pawn Database for Pawn Shop and Gold Buyer Transaction Recordings.

I recently unveiled a new software to assist police with connecting to pawn shops and gold buyers in near real time.  As an officer keeping track of pawn sales and stolen merchandise was a nightmare, thus, my creation www.pawnsafebox.com.  Please visit and join.  Law enforcement only.

The A…

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Added by Sgt. Darren Vuzzo, Ph.D on May 13, 2014 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Good Cop, Bad Daughter-memoirs of an unlikely police officer by Karen Lynch

 I wrote Good, Cop, Bad Daughter for many reasons, one of them being the desire to capture the moment in history when women first began working street patrol in San Francisco. My story is a memoir of being raised by a mentally ill mother, surviving childhood, and how that experience trained me to become a San Francisco cop. I retired after 29 years of working patrol, investigations, and homicide. Anyone who has faced challenges will enjoy this book. Please visit the Amazon page to learn…

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Added by Karen Lynch on March 5, 2014 at 3:51pm — No Comments

LEO tactics should remain OPSEC.

In the wake of the Arapahoe High School shooting there was a statement made by the Governor of Colorado that the aggressive response of the SRO helped avoid further tragedy.  That in the wake of the Columbine shooting there was a national shift in the way officers respond to these types of incidents.  While I agree with everything he said, I don’t feel that this is pertinent information for the public to have.  I believe that 90% of people are genuinely good, there is the 10% that are not…

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Added by Sean Taylor on December 16, 2013 at 5:11pm — No Comments

WATCHING MY SIX by Robert Bauer JD Being a cop has been the highlight of my life. It truly has to be one of the most rewarding careers I could have chosen. However, like everyone else, I had to learn…

WATCHING MY SIX

by Robert Bauer JD

Being a cop has been the highlight of my life. It truly has to be one of the most rewarding careers I could have chosen. However, like everyone else, I had to learn to accept one resounding threat. Some days we put on our uniforms, hit the street, and through our minds darts the question: “Could this be the day?” It is not a pleasant thought, and it does not stay there very long. We would go crazy if we worried about it for very long. It is…

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Added by Robert Bauer JD on October 16, 2013 at 6:55pm — No Comments

LEADERSHIP WHO WOULD YOU FOLLOW?

LEADERSHIP; WHO WOULD YOU FOLLOW?

By Robert Bauer JD

Leadership, what is it really? We hear that people are touted as born leaders and others learned to be leaders, tested under fire. Leadership is a term thrown around loosely and used like confetti these days. Almost every organization has some form of leadership training. In the military, there are Non-Commissioned Officer schools of leadership, Officer Candidate School, and leadership programs at the different military…

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Added by Robert Bauer JD on October 4, 2013 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Are we ready for Armageddon?

Robert Bauer JD

Are we prepared for Armageddon? The question has to be asked of the law enforcement and security community in order to see if they have examined their abilities to respond to situations that that are fueled by the feelings of helplessness, and hopelessness. These feelings of despair that has landed on the shores of the United States are bringing with it death and destruction that expresses itself in a scale that has only been witnessed during times of wars.

The…

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Added by Robert Bauer JD on September 30, 2013 at 3:28pm — No Comments

WHO DO I REPORT IT TO?

By Robert Bauer JD

Recently I had the pleasure of attending a Shakespeare play in Washington DC. People can say what they want to about the live theater, but Shakespeare plays have a timeless quality, appealing to audiences in varied times and places. They always seem to apply to the world at the time. Part of their appeal is their examination of the human nature, which also does not seem to change over time.

This particular play, “Measure to Measure” was a dark comedy that…

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Added by Robert Bauer JD on September 30, 2013 at 1:28pm — No Comments

2013 world police and fire games Belfast Ireland

Is anyone else besides me going?  I will be competing in the (50-54 yr) decathlon, 100 meter hurdles and the 4x100 meter relay..

If you are going, are you competing, volunteering or just watching.  Let yourself be known. 

After competing in 2 previous games I notice that the USA is one country that has issues with sticking together when we are abroad.  

Let me know you are coming and lets chat it up so we won't be strangers as we march as one nation in the parade of…

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Added by Jack House on July 2, 2013 at 5:24am — 1 Comment

Case Study - Tracking System Ensures Gear Is Available & Working for SWAT Team

In the business of Law Enforcement, equipment can not only be expensive, but it is critical to the safety of the officers.  A solution that can track who has what uniform or rifle and can keep track of maintenance and expiration dates is important.

When SWAT of Snohomish County, Washington investigated the capabilities of CheckMate Toolroom software for equipment tracking, they found that Toolroom can keep track of what gear…

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Added by Rob Freeman on June 28, 2013 at 5:38pm — No Comments

What Are you Afraid Of

By Robert Bauer JD

 

Have you ever been asked that question:  what are you afraid of?…

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Added by Robert Bauer JD on June 21, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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