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Off-duty police officer responsibilities

Most LEOs across the country have the authority to make arrests even when off duty, but just because we can do something doesn’t mean we should

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When making the decision whether to intervene in a situation when off duty there are a ton of things officers need to consider.

In this tip, risk management expert and Lexipol co-founder Gordon Graham outlines what should be at the forefront of the off-duty officer’s mind.

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Gordon Graham has been actively involved in law enforcement since 1973. He spent nearly 10 years as a very active motorcycle officer while also attending Cal State Long Beach to achieve his teaching credential, USC to do his graduate work in Safety and Systems Management with an emphasis on Risk Management, and Western State University to obtain his law degree. In 1982 he was promoted to sergeant and also admitted to the California State Bar and immediately opened his law offices in Los Angeles.