New CA Law Will Require Deadly Force to be "Necessary
Law enforcement groups vehemently opposed AB 392 when it was introduced. After months of negotiations, law enforcement groups, including the California State Sheriff's Assn. and the California Highway Patrol, unexpectedly dropped their opposition to AB 392 after it was amended to address their concerns. And a new bill was created to provide law
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How to Approach Traffic Stops
(2 days ago) Amaury Murgado is a special operations lieutenant with the Osceola County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office. He is a retired master sergeant from the Army Reserve, has more than 25 years of law enforcement experience, and has been a lifelong student of martial arts.
Understanding the LEOSA Qualification Process
(8 days ago) Law enforcement officers are trained to record every bit of information when they investigate a crime. They understand a chain of custody and they know they may be grilled on the witness stand over how they recorded the evidence. I suggest that we not record useless information for LEOSA, as it isn't required. This is a concept that many in law
(6 days ago) Amaury Murgado is a special operations lieutenant with the Osceola County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office. He is a retired master sergeant from the Army Reserve, has 24 years of law enforcement experience, and has been a lifelong student of martial arts.
Constitutional Home Entry
(8 days ago) 4. Rescue. "Law enforcement officers may enter a home without a warrant to render emergency assistance to an injured occupant or to protect an occupant from imminent injury, if they have an objectively reasonable basis for believing that a person …
How to Justify Officer Safety Searches
(1 days ago) So far, 2007 is the deadliest year for law enforcement officers in nearly three decades. According to statistics compiled by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, more than 100 officers died in the line of duty during the first six months of this year—a 44-percent increase over the same period last year.
Less-Lethal: Making Impact
(8 days ago) The pressure on American law enforcement agencies to field tools that can subdue dangerous armed and unarmed individuals without using deadly force has never been greater than today. The answer according to many experts is less-lethal weapons that can be fired from a distance and effect subjects with blunt force or chemical irritant or both.
Why Officers Need Advanced Medical Training
(6 days ago) Law enforcement personnel are taught that the tactical situation always has priority over any medical care and the top priority of responding officers to an active shooter situation is to rapidly locate the active shooter or shooters and stop the killing. Once the shooter or shooters have been neutralized, officers may need to render aid to
Police and Politics
(2 days ago) From the very beginnings of our noble profession, politics has been a part of policing. But today, politics plays a bigger role in law enforcement than ever before, and today, you also have to add into the mix the need to be politically correct. Politics and …
How To Prevent Positional Asphyxia
(7 days ago) As law enforcement officers, part of your job is to subdue and restrain violent people in order to protect yourself, others, and even the subject being restrained. Unfortunately, the techniques you use to control and restrain the subject may interfere with that individual’s ability to breathe.
(1 days ago) Realistically, law enforcement officers use multi-joint, multi-planar movements to get their jobs done. Look at the simple acts of getting in and out of your car, or taking a suspect to the ground. Both activities require the coordination of multiple muscle groups, and …
Should I Stay or Should I Go
(1 days ago) Suicide by cop, or law enforcement-forced-assisted suicide, accounted for as many as 11% of all officer-involved shootings in a 10-year study in Los Angeles County. Over half of the law enforcement-forced-assisted suicide subjects brandished firearms or realistic facsimile weapons. What is an officer's legal duty to intervene?
Police, Technology, and the Pandemic
(7 days ago) The technological infrastructure that has been built by many law enforcement agencies has been critical to their pandemic response. These tools have given officers the capabilities to perform their duties while maintaining coronavirus social distancing precautions with …
The Things You Carry
(3 days ago) Every law enforcement officer's go bag contains staple duty gear items, and usually some highly personal items, too. Photo: Getty. Police officers across America carry on their person and in their "go bags" myriad personal items that were not issued by their departments. These items may be symbolic, sentimental, personal, practical, or tactical.
6 Things to Know About E-Citation
(6 days ago) According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, traffic-related fatalities accounted for over 36% of officer deaths in the first half of 2018. Of those traffic-related fatalities, over 25% were due to roadside deaths. Since e-citation systems can reduce ticketing time by more than 50%, their use makes officers inherently safer.
Practical Flashlight Techniques and Tactics
(6 days ago) Practical Flashlight Techniques and Tactics. Any article on law enforcement operations and the use of flashlights can be almost as controversial as an article on the 9mm vs. the .45 ACP for stopping power. A lot of material will have been covered in the past by any number of instructors and each will be adamant in his or her arguments.
Developing a Warrior Mindset
(1 days ago) Amaury Murgado is a special operations lieutenant with the Osceola County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office. He has 25 years of law enforcement experience, is a retired master sergeant from the Army Reserve, and has been a lifelong student of martial arts. Related: Leading Warriors and Covert Ops
How To Understand First Amendment Rights for Public
(4 days ago) The First Amendment states: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances." You would think that something written so
House Bill Would Expand LEOSA Carry Rights
(5 days ago) The Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) Reform Act (H.R. 1210) would allow active and retired law enforcement officials to carry firearms on state, local, and private property otherwise open to the public. It would also allow them to carry firearms in national parks. Further, the bill would allow them to carry in Gun Free School Zones.
Coronavirus, Infectious Disease, and Officer Safety
(2 days ago) The Coronavirus is presently not a substantial threat to American law enforcement but its emergence into the national narrative provides an opportunity to remember that other threats pose a significant danger, and to recall that some simple steps can prevent succumbing to infectious disease.
5 Drills To Improve Weapon Handling
(8 days ago) Lt. Robert Parker served with the Omaha (Neb.) PD for 30 years and commanded the Emergency Response Unit. He is responsible for training thousands of law enforcement instructors in NTOA's Patrol Response to Active Shooters courses. View Bio
The Patrol Athlete
(1 days ago) The strength demands law enforcement officers face in the field are dynamic, unbalanced, and three-dimensional. Machines only move the body through limited and often artificial ranges of motion, making their benefit to officers limited. Free weights are much better for building "real world" functional strength.
Federal Liability for Vehicle Pursuits
(1 days ago) Any officer who's been involved in a vehicle pursuit that resulted in property damage, bodily injury, or death should be concerned with at least three levels of liability. Departmental discipline may be imposed if the pursuit violates agency policy. Tort liability may be imposed through a lawsuit filed in state court. And plaintiffs may file a federal civil rights lawsuit seeking damages.
10 Great LE Mobile Apps
(6 days ago) Field Contact allows you to document, photograph, search, and share all aspects of your law enforcement contacts using your iPhone. The app makes it simple to enter all pertinent ID information directly into the phone. Then you can use advanced search features to …
Drink More Water
(9 days ago) The old cliché about cops and their coffee and donuts is the subject of jokes about police and a visual gag in many movies. But, in reality, it is a stereotype born out of the law enforcement officer's need to stay alert. Like surgeons and pilots, alertness in our profession can be the difference between success and failure, life and death.
Digital Cameras for Cops
(7 days ago) The Fujifilm S3 Pro UVIR is a specialized D-SLR squarely marketed to the law enforcement community. What makes the S3 Pro UVIR unique is its ability to capture photographs outside of the visible spectrum of light, both into the ultra-violet region and into the infra-red region.
(3 days ago) Tactical Preplanning. August 1, 2006 • by Bryn Bailer •. Bookmark +. With an unlimited supply of public safety emergencies facing communities today, it's never too late for police to plan ahead. It's a simple but powerful precaution and one that more law enforcement agencies are taking to heart in the post-9/11 world.
3 Keys to Financial Wellness for Police Officers
(1 days ago) Doug is a Western Publishing Association “Maggie Award” winner for Best Regularly Featured Digital Edition Column. He is a member of International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), an Associate Member of the California Peace Officers’ Association (CPOA), and a member of the Public Safety Writers Association (PSWA).
Little Law Enforcement Lies
(Just Now) Law enforcement officers must have integrity. One little law enforcement lie we need to stop saying is the version where we tell citizens who have been crime victims that we will "have a car in the area" or "have this guy in custody by sundown" or "get the people who vandalized your business" if that's not actually true.
264 Line-of-Duty Deaths in 2020, Most from COVID
(Just Now) The Memorial Fund announced in its proprietary '2020 Law Enforcement Officers Fatalities Report' that 264 federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial officers died in the line of duty over the past year, representing a 96% increase over the 135 officers who died in the line of duty in 2019. In the category of “Other” causes, which includes 145 Confirmed Covid-19 deaths, the number of
(Just Now) Ekin Smart City Solutions. Category: Investigation & Crime Scene Equipment & Products, Police Vehicles & Accessories. Company type: Distributor/Dealer, Manufacturer, Service Provider. Miami, FL. View website. Ekin is a global leader providing AI-based smart city solutions for law enforcement. Developers of software, hardware, and design with a
Next-Generation Headsets and Mics
(6 days ago) Law enforcement officers accustomed to using smartphones with wireless devices in their personal lives are itching to use the same type of technology on duty. And manufacturers of headsets, microphones, and wireless devices are working to meet that challenge.
(1 days ago) Vehicle Impounding. The circumstances under which a vehicle may be impounded by a law enforcement officer may be described in city or county ordinances, state statutes, and departmental policies. But even when a vehicle is authorized to be impounded under such provisions, the impoundment may still be an unreasonable seizure of property under
The Leadership Style Myth
(8 days ago) To suggest that law enforcement is a business waters down its mission and hurts everyone in the long run. The fact is what happens in one profession seldom translates well across the board in another. The danger for us in law enforcement is this myth that there is one style of leadership better than another.
How to Evaluate Ammunition
(9 days ago) Law enforcement officers assigned to traffic and motor vehicle enforcement duties need to be issued ammunition that is capable of delivering effective stopping power after defeating automobile glass, heavy clothing, and the components such as steel and plastics that are used to manufacture motor vehicles. In contrast, officers who work inside a