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Spring Cleaning Cop-Style

Spring Cleaning Cop-Style

You may still be chipping and shoveling your way out of winter when this...

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Lessons From The Navy Yard

Lessons From The Navy Yard

As I write this, the active shooter incident at the Navy Yard in D.C. just...

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Six Shots for Sergeants

Six Shots for Sergeants

This came out of a scratch gathering of sergeants, discussing the drumbeat of...

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The Mark II Gimlet Eyeball

The Mark II Gimlet Eyeball

Spotting Problems Before They Get You Killed. In mid-May, a patrol officer...

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Don’t Do These Things

Don’t Do These Things

No Matter How Tempted You Are A reader who’s been a sergeant for 4 years...

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Off The Beaten Path Training

Off The Beaten Path Training

Wisdom Is Where You Find It. When I was promoted to sergeant in 1974 I went...

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Tactical Lights

Tactical Lights

They’re Only “Tactical” If They Work! When I became a cop in...

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See, Stop And Ask

See, Stop And Ask

Rule #1 In Counter-Terrorism Along conversation with a young friend revealed...

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Hell On A Podium

Hell On A Podium

What Do I Say? Basically you have two kinds of community meeting...

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Perishable Skills, Perishable People

Perishable Skills, Perishable People

One of our readers, a patrol sergeant, told of a training range incident in...

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The File Wars

The File Wars

Organizing Overwhelming Paper Piles When I was a young detective in ’72, I...

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The Split Sheet

The Split Sheet

Simply put, a split sheet is a sheet of paper with a line down the center,...

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On Your Own Dime

On Your Own Dime

Filling In The Training Gap Ask any group of LE trainers if their officers get...

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Not If, But When

Not If, But When

Will you be ready? On Aug. 27, 2011, Hurricane Irene made landfall over North...