The Actual Systemic Failings in Law Enforcement

The Actual Systemic Failings in Law Enforcement

If there are any true systemic issues within law enforcement—common, institutional troubles that transcend the 17,000+ completely separate law enforcement agencies—and if it’s even possible to have collective and universal negative commonalities permeating the core of every police ...
What’s Happening in North Carolina

What’s Happening in North Carolina

In late September of this year, the Charlotte Observer published an article detailing a disturbing trend that has taken root in the area: time and time again, weapons charges are dropped against suspects who are alleged to be involved in a crime. Time and time again, those ...
Is Your “Uniform” Putting You at Risk?

Is Your “Uniform” Putting You at Risk?

No doubt this piece is going to tick off a few cops.  I’ve noticed a trend over the past few years for officers to “dress down” while on duty. I’m not talking about a few cops going rogue, but a formal policy of abandoning traditional police monochromatic uniforms for polo-type ...
How to Stay Awake on Duty, Then Get Some Sleep

How to Stay Awake on Duty, Then Get Some Sleep

As we mentioned in our earlier article, These Can Kill Cops, lack of sleep and reduced alertness can pose a serious threat to you. One of the usual suspects that contribute to cop drowsiness are shift changes. They’re inevitable, challenging and can, if not appropriately handled, be ...