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Stripes and Bars: Maintaining Focus

IF YOU ARE A STAR WARS FAN, you might remember that in Episode I, Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn tells young Anakin Skywalker, "Always remember,...

Stripes and Bars: Don’t Be An Idea Person

THERE IS NO SHORTAGE OF IDEAS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT. However, there is a shortage of people who will actually implement them. In today's world,...

Stripes and Bars: Lead, Don’t Blame

WHEN SOMETHING GOES WRONG at an agency, administrators go into self-preservation mode. This, in turn, has a cascading effect all the way down to...

Best Practices: Responding vs Reacting

At face value, there doesn't seem to be much difference between the words responding and reacting. However, if you take a moment to look...

Be Physically and Mentally Prepared

Officer Stacy Lim from the Los Angeles Police Department pulled into her driveway after an enjoyable evening of softball practice. When Lim got out...

Filipino Kali is Alive and Well in Today’s Police and Military...

Thumb through any martial arts magazine and you’ll see advertisements and the mention of the Filipino martial arts (kali, escrima, and arnis). In today’s...

Best Practices: Maintain A Healthy Mind

It's not difficult to find information and inspiration about staying in shape and maintaining a healthy body. However, without maintaining a healthy mind, you...

Sudden In Custody Death Syndrome (SICDS)

Introduction What is Sudden In Custody Death Syndrome (SICDS), or Positional Asphyxia, and why is being knowledgeable about it important to my department and its...

Law Enforcement Training and Use of Force

Introduction Police officers must use force when placing uncooperative subjects under arrest, as well as during situations of unrest (e.g. riots, protests where property is...

Minimizing Liabilities: Why Policies are Needed

Introduction Police administrators must face the issue of liability and the importance of  minimizing liabilities as part of their responsibilities as the department’s chief. Use...

Control Fear with Knowledge

“I was parked on a side street writing a report when dispatch gave the neighboring car a call in my district. ‘See the bartender...

Best Practices: Closing the Reactionary Gap

One of the most important things you can learn about dealing face to face with suspects is the concept of relative positioning. Relative positioning...

It’s All About Revenge For Gangs

One of the few absolutes in the world of street gangs is that when there is a gang-involved drive-by shooting, street brawl, or school...

The Neglected Aspect of Executive Protection

What does a multi-billionaire, an action star, a fashion designer, and the king of Sweden all have in common? They all got a pie...

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