Police Columnists, Experts & Staff

To fulfill our editorial mission to deliver the most comprehensive and authoritative coverage of the critical issues impacting law enforcement, the Police1 columnist roster features subject matter experts from each discipline within the policing profession. Our columnists have experience and expertise in police leadership, police investigations, police firearms and defensive tactics training, police grant funding, and SWAT operations and specialty units.

Police1 columnists provide unique, on-the-job insights gathered from decades of experience working in many different types of departments and agencies across the country. Columnists have typically served in specialty positions – such as the deputy chief of the San Francisco Police Department's Patrol Bureau, director of The Center for Excellence in Public Safety Leadership and assistant commissioner of law enforcement for the Minnesota Department of Public Safety – and as defensive tactics instructors, firearms instructors and state and federal prosecutors, possess undergraduate and graduate degrees, and have attended leadership training at the FBI National Academy

Police1 columnists also serve as expert witnesses, deliver field training, and author books and textbooks including ”Supervisory and Municipal Liability in Law Enforcement" and "Street Survival II: Tactics for Deadly Encounters," conduct law enforcement-related research, present at police leadership and police training conferences, and teach in police academies and universities.

To submit articles, follow the steps outlined in our author guidelines. All articles are subject to review and not all submissions are accepted by the Police1 Editor-in-Chief.

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