Cops Speak Out
Despite Our Anger, We Do The Job E-mail
In Washington , D.C. , there is an open square that covers a city block.
On it is a low wall with four entrances. At each entrance, bronze lions watch their cubs at play. On the wall are the names of more than 14,000 law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty. They were the lions of our society.
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An Open Letter To Those We Serve And Protect E-mail
Some of you may know my face, but not my name. Most of you have seen me around the city and some have even met me, but not always under the best of circumstances. Some of you have even spoken to me on the phone, when you called me while I was working.
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Scars Deep With Accidental Shooting E-mail
When Houston law enforcement officers first heard that the Houston Chronicle was running a series of articles looking at incidents in which Harris County and Houston suspects
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Shock To Learn About Officer Pay E-mail
In August I attended the annual gathering of the 50 largest police unions in the country. This conference is held every year on the campus of Harvard University and is hosted by American Police Beat and the Harvard Law School. Without a doubt, this conference is the only...

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Is Law Enforcement Training A Sham? E-mail
Lack of proper training and/or deficient training is handicapping cops and exposing them to danger and possibly even death. Training ought not to be an afterthought or an activity that law enforcement agencies cannot afford.
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Rutgers Hosts Cop Killer E-mail

This is one of the most offensive and angering stories we have covered since the inception of this website. However, this situation cannot go unaddressed...

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Support For The C.A.R. System E-mail

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The Center Axis Relock or C.A.R. system, is a gun fighting technique, not a range application.

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A Challenge We Must Meet E-mail
It should be the long term goal of every criminal justice agency in the United States to confront the need for fundamental changes in personnel policy.


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A Disturbing Trend Concerning Officer Safety E-mail
Every December, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) releases a report listing the names of every federal, state and local law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty during that year.
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Officer Makes His Case For Professional Juries E-mail
Most of the people that we deal with in law enforcement have no concept of what we do, how we do it, or why we do it.
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Taking The Wrong Fork Could Mean Disaster E-mail

all our agency settle for half-measures, or choose the right path?

Recent reports that the city of Houston is considering the use of part-time volunteers to solve the staffing crisis at the Houston Police Department bring to mind the old Yogi Berra saying: When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

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When Rules Become A Joke E-mail
You see the articles occasionally in publications like American Police Beat, about good agencies rooting out bad cops. Few things gall me like the bad guy who hides behind the star or shield of a good guy.
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Hey Officer, Can You Raise These Kids For Me? E-mail
The telephone rings and I answer, "Police Department, Investigator Parker." The voice on the other end is all too familiar, though I have never heard it before. It's another desperate mother calling for advice on how to handle an out-of-control child.
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Most Of Us Do The Right Thing E-mail
While recently attending a police training class on ethics, I had the chance to observe and listen to some of my peers from other area departments discuss this critical topic of law enforcement.
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Media Blames The Police E-mail
Recently our hometown newspaper wrote an editorial with their theories about why officers are leaving the San Diego Police Department.
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Lashing out on a fallen officer’s behalf E-mail
Officer Nick Birco, a five-year veteran of the San Francisco Police Department and a Marine and Persian Gulf veteran, was killed due to the actions of a recidivist felon whose rap sheet defies belief.
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Drive-by Media Strikes Again E-mail
The shooting death by New York City cops of Sean Bell has prompted a knee-jerk reaction by the city's elected officials and community leaders who are launching an incendiary and irresponsible attack on the Police Department.
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Numbers Show Professionalism E-mail
My five-year-old Tommy recently asked me if I ever ran over any bad guys with my police cruiser.

Naturally the answer was negative. He told me that he would run them over because bad guys aren't nice

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Cops Again Sacrificed On The Altar Of Racial Politics E-mail
It was inevitable that New York's racial provocateurs would make the fatal shooting of Sean Bell last November a central feature of January's Martin Luther King Day rallies.

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Better Pay Will Stop Hemorrhaging Of Officers E-mail
Four thousand, four hundred and thirty-nine more fully trained and experienced police officers would be patrolling the streets of New York if the NYPD were paying a fair and competitive salary. 
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Lower Standards Are Bad News E-mail
Lately there have been a lot of articles concerning what is causing the recruitment crisis, including an opinion piece in your February issue, "Low pay and high stress not attractive qualities," by Jack Sminkey.
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