The Time Is Now

The Time Is Now

How many times have you talked to your colleagues—in the locker room, at the gym or on a coffee break—about the misconceptions the public has when it comes to police work? Most of the time it probably includes some choice words to describe the often unrealistic expectations the ...
VIDEO: Woman Kicks Out Cruiser Window

VIDEO: Woman Kicks Out Cruiser Window

A woman is hospitalized after kicking out a LAPD cruiser window. The incident occurred in the LA suburb of El Sereno just after 11 p.m. A firefighter, while responding to a domestic abuse complaint, was attacked by the woman and summoned police, who restrained her and placed her ...

Force Science: Mental Health Assessment Form

A unique mental health assessment form that can help officers better communicate with medical personnel and may contribute to reduced wait times in hospital emergency rooms is becoming more widely used now after successful pilot studies. The simple, one-page checklist of various ...
Psychotic Subjects

Psychotic Subjects

For many police officers, working with the mentally ill is routine. But it's not often easy, especially if the subject is agitated and presenting a threat to his- or herself and others. Following are five general tips to make it, hopefully, an easier and safer interaction. 1) There ...