Kudos to California!

Kudos to California!

On Feb. 18 at noon Pacific Time, the California Department of Justice (CADOJ) relaunched OpenJustice, its incredible open site dedicated to bringing to citizens open, clear and accessible data about how they are policed.* The site has had arrest and use-of-force data for some time. ...
The 21-Foot “Rule” Doesn’t Exist

The 21-Foot “Rule” Doesn’t Exist

The word “rule” has been bandied about will-nilly by some in law enforcement over the last 30 years when referring to what should be known as the “Tueller Drill.” And that's led to some dangerous confusion, especially among the civilian population. It's a confusion that's being ...
Retirement for Cops, Part 1: The Challenges

Retirement for Cops, Part 1: The Challenges

[Author's Note: This is the first of a two part series. The second part will explore the joys of retirement.] Usually at the 12- or 13-year mark of an officer's 20-year career the countdown begins. The thrill of the job has faded. The officer has been burned on more than one ...