Should Police Video Be Used in Court?

Should Police Video Be Used in Court?

It seems that almost every day you turn on the news there is another police incident caught on video. The videos, captured from police equipment such as dash- and bodycams are released by agencies attempting to appear transparent. Is releasing police videos helping or hurting ...
Remember Where You Came From!

Remember Where You Came From!

How many times in your career—regardless of how long you’ve been in law enforcement—have you made or overhead somebody say the following? “My [insert rank, sergeant to chief] forgot where they came from!” Yep, we’ve all either said it or thought it at some point. The ...
Why Bother?

Why Bother?

Being a police officer is a dangerous job. According to the Officer Down Memorial website, there have been 29 officers killed in the line of duty since Jan. 1, 2016. Fifteen of those were killed by gunfire. Several officers were killed in car accidents. Making life-and-death ...
Those Who Don’t Promote …

Those Who Don’t Promote …

Some of the best cops I know have never taken a promotional examination. These officers spend their careers working patrol, investigations, or administrative assignments. They develop an expertise, become recognized experts and serve in those assignments for many ...