Cop Safety in Restaurants

Cop Safety in Restaurants

Search the news and you’re guaranteed to find reports of officers being targeted for attack – either through physical assault or food tampering – while eating in or ordering from a public restaurant, fast food or otherwise. If this isn’t a scenario you consider and train for, it’s ...
Victim of a Crime? What’s YOUR First Move?

Victim of a Crime? What’s YOUR First Move?

I’m going to share a pet peeve of mine regarding policing. It affects every agency, regardless of size, and every rank. In fact, I bet once you read this, you’ll find yourself nodding in agreement. It’s not an incredibly dire situation. There is no substantial danger involved. ...
Have You Ever Been Punched in the Face?

Have You Ever Been Punched in the Face?

By Chief Shane McSheehy, Pella (IA) PD The day will come when it just doesn’t matter. The suspect has nothing to lose and simply does not care. He is not daunted by your position of authority. He does not fear your physical size. He is not concerned about your gender type. He ...
7 Ways You Can Help Families of Fallen Officers

7 Ways You Can Help Families of Fallen Officers

The loss of an officer in the line of duty has a deeply painful impact on the department, the community and ultimately, the nation. But the most painful blow is dealt to the officer’s family, whose worst nightmares are suddenly realized. The lurking fear that the “goodbye” said ...
News Media Mind Manipulation

News Media Mind Manipulation

By Barbara Schwartz If you knew that the news media was manipulating your mind, would that concern you? It should. And they are. The news media decides what to report, and - more importantly - how to report it. The media controls what the public sees, hears, and ...

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