03 Jun 2013

Police Dog Honored to have partnered Kentucky K9 officer Jason Ellis

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The bond between K9 officers and their dogs has never been more touchnigly displayed than in the following video. Kentucky K9 officer Jason Ellis was killed in a suspected ambush in the line of duty. His K9 partner Figo honored him at the funeral my laying a paw on his coffin. Officer Ellis must have [...]

29 May 2013

Police Interagency Cooperation-Just Why is it so Hit and Miss?

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The Boston bombing on April 15, 2013 gives a glimpse into the inconsistent police interagency cooperation that is needed to address not just terrorist activity, but other forms of organized or multi-jurisdictional criminal activity. Failures in information sharing between federal agencies and between federal and local agencies may have resulted in critical information being missed [...]

29 May 2013

I Faught The Law But The Law Won

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In the above video a 12 year old kid challenges an officer as to why he had parked illegally when going to purchase a beverage. The officer, taking umbrage to being challenged by a minor in this way, refuses to tell the kid his badge number even when the kid in question tells the officer [...]

23 May 2013

Moore, Oklahoma Exemplifies Community Preparedness

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On May 20, 2013, Moore, Oklahoma was struck by an EF-5 tornado that tested community preparedness in a town that had been devastated in May, 1999 by another EF-5 tornado. In the 1999 storm, 36 people lost their lives in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area and the town was left to pick up the pieces [...]

15 May 2013

Your Cause Must be Greater Than Your Circumstances

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A Simple Welcome I recently attended a meeting for the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s Research Advisory Committee (RAC) co-chaired by Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis. He personally greeted the attendees to his wonderfully historic city and to the landmark site of the meeting. He briefly spoke about the events leading up to and following [...]

23 Apr 2013

Tribute To Boston P.D.

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We want to pay tribute to the brave men and women of Boston Police Department who last week showed true courage and heroism in the face of adversity. Not only did they show true professionalism in the heat of the moment but they did an incredible job of tracking down the two suspects at great [...]

19 Apr 2013

Favorite Police Shows-Connecting Police and the Public

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While some police shows present a negative view of policing, our favorite police shows tend to present the most admired aspects of policing which ends up connecting the police and the public. Youngsters are presented with exciting heroes that encourage them to seek out careers in policing or criminal justice science. Though some in the [...]

16 Apr 2013

Favorite Police Shows – Blue Bloods

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While many in the policing profession prefer documentary police shows like 48 Hours, that offer an opportunity to review cases of other officers and compare notes on investigative techniques, my preference in watching a show is more for entertainment and inspiration. One of my favorite police shows, Blue Bloods definitely provides entertainment and inspiration, yet [...]

15 Apr 2013

Celebrating Your Favorite Police Shows-An Overview

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This week the Badge Guys will be celebrating your favorite police shows. We will look at some top rated police shows that influence perceptions, both good and bad of the policing profession. Police shows run the gamut from the friendly, neighborly Andy Griffith show to edgy shows like The Shield and into real life documentaries [...]

12 Apr 2013

Police Dispatcher Stress – The Silent Killer

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Police Dispatcher Stress – The Silent Killer Olivia Johnson, DM “9-1-1 what is your emergency?” A question asked thousands of times a day by our country’s emergency dispatchers. But what happens after the caller hangs up? How do dispatchers’ deal with the stress (e.g., cumulative and critical incident) or the compassion fatigue? If answering honestly, [...]