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Silos kill progress and diminish the greater good, and our greater good is a healthy, operational police agency
Challenging stereotypes and misconceptions, an experienced officer sheds light on the strengths and potentials of the younger generation in law enforcement
Rising incidents of recruit injuries and deaths highlight need for training reforms
Two officers and a police trainee were taking a break when a “priority one” call came in; the police trainee recalled that he was trying to prove himself and said he was “always ... ready to go” but that his training officer “didn’t move hastily”
Deputy Emaloni Takitoa Lutui, 20, helped the woman out of the water before he sank beneath the ice; he had become a deputy just weeks before the incident
How one recruit revealed some wrong-headed thinking
By acknowledging our desire for purpose, professional development, community engagement and work-life balance, departments can attract and retain the best young professionals
The people you associate yourself with will either become your downfall or your upkeep, both in this business and in life
The new recruitment program allows those interested in becoming an officer to attend the academy for six months but on a salary
Two other officers, Andrew Dotas and Tyler Hawes, were critically wounded in the shooting
The goal should be to end every traffic stop with the offending driver leaving the scene with a new perspective that makes them safer drivers