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November 2009 Blog Posts (7)

Revving Up for SHOT

The day before Thanksgiving the office is quiet. My colleagues and I have other things on their minds: SHOT Show 2010 in Las Vegas, Jan. 18–22, 2010.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) has always put on a good show. It’s sort of overwhelming how much there is to see. This has always been an educational experience.

But this year’s a little different. We here at Law Officer, along with the NSSF, are presenting a law… Continue

Added by Crawford Coates on November 25, 2009 at 4:26pm — No Comments

New Gang Web Site

Hey everyone, there's a new Gang Web Site that just started. This site was started by a long time friend of my Steve Beck. Steve has a vast knowledge of gangs and has been working on this website for a number of years. Steve has numerous friends in law enforcement and wants to assist us in relation to gangs. I have been in law enforcement for over 25 years and highly recommend this new website and the information that it can provide for all Texas law enforcement officers. The site is not on the… Continue

Added by Ken O Colston on November 24, 2009 at 5:15pm — No Comments

Chief Hylton’s Implementation of Nixle Is A Broad-Minded Approach By Karen L. Bune

Prince George’s County Maryland Police Chief, Roberto Hylton, continues to keep his department on top of crime and proactive with the community. Amenable to trying new and workable strategies, he has demonstrated his willingness by utilizing Nixle—a web-based service for police departments and other government agencies—that is now available in his jurisdiction. A community information service that provides up-to-the minute neighborhood information through text messages, email, and the internet,… Continue

Added by Karen L. Bune on November 19, 2009 at 3:00am — No Comments

Bleve Records formed to support Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters

BLEVE Entertainment was founded by retired Metro Nashville police officer Mickey Milam. This independent record label has partnered with the Fraternal Order Of Police (FOP) and the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) to produce and market music to raise money for the two organization's Disaster Relief Fund.



The Disaster Relief Fund aids firefighters, police officers and their families in the United States and Canada who are experiencing financial hardship as a result of… Continue

Added by Mickey Milam on November 18, 2009 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

GPS FOR ALZHEIMER'S

As a result of new technology we can now deliver a small GPS tracking device that can be used for many safety objectives like the tracking of children or teenagers but the main objective where there can be the largest impact is the protecting of our Senior Citizens with some form of Dementia or Alzheimer’s. This device has our newest technology and is now available for people with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other cognitive impairments. Our GPS tracking device operates through global positioning… Continue

Added by Jenaro Centeno on November 11, 2009 at 4:58pm — No Comments

The Multi-Jurisdictional Approach to Active Shooter Training

In November 2007 I was tasked by my chief with developing a multi-jurisdictional approach to active shooter training in Yakima County here in Central Washington State. I work in a small town where there is frequently only one officer on duty during the day and this is a common theme for other agencies throughout the county. I am a grant writer and that is where this originally started from, the original program was built around obtaining grant funding to acquire Simunitions equipment and a… Continue

Added by Tracy D. DeLozier on November 6, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Active Shooters & Getting the Word Out

I just got off the phone with Jeff Chudwin, Law Officer columnist and chief of police for the Village of Olympia Fields, Ill. I was asking the impossible: "Chief, give me something relevant, a hook, so we can get all our great active shooter training coverage out there--relate it to what's happened at Ft. Hood."



Not so fast, said Chief Chudwin. There aren't any tips… Continue

Added by Crawford Coates on November 6, 2009 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

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