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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…


Added by Jason Gray on June 29, 2015 at 4:30pm — 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…


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…


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



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…


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.



Added by Robert Bauer JD on September 30, 2013 at 3:28pm — 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…


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


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…


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…


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

What Are you Afraid Of

By Robert Bauer JD


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


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

DOJ-PSOB Claim: 6 YR Battle--He Earned It & More

Almost 6 yrs. would pass before my spouse's illness and subsequent death would be honored  as "line of duty",  allowing my soul to finally rest and journey of healing to begin. Quitting was never an option, even after my heart attack. It would have been quitting on Chris and everything he had devoted his entire life to.

At age 41 ATSAIC Christopher "Chris" Smith, U.S. Secret Service, had served 18 yrs. in Federal Law Enforcement, having bought back his military time, and planned to…


Added by Kathy Smith on June 5, 2013 at 9:19pm — No Comments

It is Never Easy

This past May 2013 we honored our many fallen heroes at the Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington DC and at the Arlington National Cemetery.  It is never easy saying goodbye to our loved ones over and over again. The hurt never stops hurting and the empty places in our heart never seem to get filled.

During Police week there were many different ways that our heroes were remembered and their loved ones supported.  One such…


Added by Robert Bauer JD on May 28, 2013 at 2:10pm — 1 Comment

Officials: Inmate kills Pa. corrections officer

WAYMART, Pa. — An inmate using a homemade weapon attacked and killed a guard at a federal prison in northeastern Pennsylvania on Monday night, making him the first federal corrections officer killed on the job in nearly five years,…


Added by L. Altman on February 28, 2013 at 12:41am — No Comments

Physical confrontations

"When is the public going to learn that on video or not, winning a physical confrontation is going to look rough, kinda like Ultimate Fighting without the pay-per-view. A violent confrontation is never pretty and the public and the media need to be taught it ain't a "beating" just because the cop won! Use of force is ugly and eventually we need to educate the public to this. As cops, we have one rule...We win! And the community we protect needs to understand that."…


Added by L. Altman on February 15, 2013 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Police Work 101, Who Protects Our Children

This was certainly not my initial topic for this month, but Sandy Hook has changed me forever.  As most of you know, I try to keep abreast and keep you all informed on trends in such incidents.  The difference about the days following Sandy Hook has been the direction of my research.  Usually I look at the details of an…


Added by William Boyd Kiphart II on January 2, 2013 at 12:35pm — 2 Comments

An LEO’s “Protective” Gear

Former FBI Agent Steve Moore’s Special Agent Man: My Life in the FBI as a Terrorist Hunter, Helicopter Pilot, and Certified Sniper gives readers a glimpse into the demanding career of a cop & the protective walls they must build to do their job

Presenting himself as a regular guy…


Added by Jan Zacharias on September 12, 2012 at 2:13pm — No Comments

5.56/223 Terminal Ballistics

 I am researching the different ammunitions for the patrol rifle.  I need information on the terminal ballistics from the different ammunition manufactures out there.  Does anyone have a resource for me? 

Added by Gary Charette on August 24, 2012 at 12:01pm — 1 Comment

Chief Investigator’s Demeanor Lends Appearance Contrary To Criminal Charges, Firing By Karen L. Bune

The arrest of former Chief Investigator, James F. Artis, of the Prince George’s County (MD) State’s Attorney’s Office for second-degree assault and fourth-degree sex offense comes as a surprise to those who formerly worked with him and those who are acquainted with him.  Artis, a former police chief and military veteran, outwardly appeared to be a professional who desired to be respectful and appropriate in carrying out his duties.  He always demonstrated a willingness to be helpful to his…


Added by Karen L. Bune on July 6, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments

Are We Using Our Armored Vehicles Correctly?



Riding in




Added by Lawrence Lujan-Jericho on May 10, 2012 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Alternatives to D.A.R.E. anyone?

I am lookiing for information regarding other programs similar in nature to D.A.R.E. that are being taught successfully around the country.  I am also interested in Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) program information.

Our area of repsonsibility in Salt Lake County (Utah) includes at present seventeen (17) elementary schools, four (4) middle schools and two (2) High Schools.


Can someone respond with a link to any oof these alternatives…


Added by Keith Bronson on May 8, 2012 at 2:03pm — 1 Comment

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