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Is “Tactical” Overworked?

Is “Tactical” Overworked?

Is there anyone besides me who thinks we may have reached the point where...

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Are We Misusing SWAT?

Are We Misusing SWAT?

In his article “Rise of the Warrior Cop” (Wall Street Journal, July 22,...

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Setting Realistic Expectations

Setting Realistic Expectations

The supervisor of a vice/narcotics unit from a medium-size municipal law...

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A Profession? Or Entitlement Job? Pa...

A Profession? Or Entitlement Job? Part 2

Last month, we discussed the entitlement mentality within our profession. Now...

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A Profession? Or Entitlement Job?

A Profession? Or Entitlement Job?

Part 1. I’ve received several requests to address the seeming growth of an...

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Can Something Be Too Good?

Can Something Be Too Good?

Igenerally leave matters of weapons craft to the experts — folks like Clint...

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IT MAY BE LEGAL, BUT …

IT MAY BE LEGAL, BUT …

I’m not an attorney nor am I a legal scholar. I’m also not one who opposes...

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Make It Realistic

Make It Realistic

The state in which I live establishes standards for both regular and reserve...

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Who Speaks For Us?

Who Speaks For Us?

I must be more of an old-school Neanderthal than most people say, because the...

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Loss Of Public Favor?

Loss Of Public Favor?

A reader recently forwarded me a brief article from an online law...

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An Intentional, Subtle And Damaging ...

An Intentional, Subtle And Damaging Change?

The Law Enforcement Officers Code of Ethics has existed for decades. I’m old...

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A Case For Reserves

A Case For Reserves

Like many readers I began my career as a reserve. In my case it was as a...

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Slip-Slidin’ Away

Slip-Slidin’ Away

My law enforcement career, reserve and full time combined, is now rapidly...

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Time To Revisit Recruitment

Time To Revisit Recruitment

Let me say from the outset, I’m well aware the majority of today’s law...