100th LODD – Follow Up to Below 100

Just hours after posting our article last night, we found on Facebook that law enforcement had the 100th Line of Duty Death. We think it would be good for you the following follow up article.  It’s About Saving Lives, Not Just a Number. In case you missed our first article, Below 100, you can read it here.   Be…

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Below 100

I usually don’t stop to write openly about my inner thoughts and emotions very often. But this may be good therapy? And yes, all active personalities in my head agree that this is a topic worth talking about. I was driving into work this last Wednesday and turned on the radio to listen to my favorite afternoon sports show….

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Overrides

Recently, I read a Daily Observation Report (DOR) prepared by one of my FTOs.  The following is an excerpt of the report:  “We were on routine patrol when I ran a random license plate check of a nearby vehicle.  The vehicle returned clear of stolen, but the male R/O had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant.  I then directed my student…

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Blue Knights with Lt. Dan Marcou

Blue Knights
 with Lt. Dan Marcou On patrol you are not looking for something, you are looking for everything.”  A long-time Field Training Officer told this to every recruit he ever trained.  He hoped to encourage them to be proactive and maintain a wide-open mind, during every contact. He did this because experience had taught him that one good…

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Officer Safety: Inside and Out

Officer Safety: Inside and Out By Sgt. David J. Harris As the FTO Coordinator for my agency, it has been quite some time since I had a Student Officer in my car.  Recently that opportunity presented itself.  I found myself recalling all of the skill sets required to an effective FTO.  One thing that stood out to me is…

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