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Code Red
Law enforcement in America is under attack. As of November 2, 2007 there have been 150 law enforcement officer deaths, which would put the profession on pace for the deadliest year since the early 1980s. So far this year there have been 58 officers killed by gunfire. The average tour of duty...
Big hearts with badges
  Big hearts with badges   Big hearts with badges Written by Mark Nichols “’I tell you the truth, when you refused to help the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help me.” Supposedly some guy called Jesus of Nazareth said something along those...
They saved the victim and got the shooter
  They saved the victim and got the shooter   Written by NLEOMF On evening of November 17, 2013, Officers Stephen Neff and Ratko Aleksis responded to a call of shots fired in Tempe, Arizona, a Phoenix suburb. As the first officers to arrive on scene, they immediately directed bystanders...
The Perforated Cross – A true story
  The Perforated Cross – A true story Written by Brian R. Arnspiger The date was May 15th, 1977 when my life changed forever. I was a police officer with the Burbank Police Department in California. Working a special burglary suppression detail in plain clothes, I was driving...
Old habits die hard- recording interrogations
Old habits die hard- recording interrogations
Old habits die hard- recording interrogations Written by Mark Nichols Best patterns and practices have determined the best way to reduce one of the major flaws in the American criminal justice system: wrongful convictions. Getting something done about it is another story entirely, however....
Make an impression on kids with stickers
Make an impression on kids with stickers
Written by Tom Wetzel    We certainly want those perspectives to be positive. Understanding this better should help influence an agency’s community policing strategies to include how to best connect with young people. Developing their trust and support early is important. There are all...
When good cops leave the job
When good cops leave the job
Written by Ed Stamelos    When good cops retire and ultimately settle down to what they envision as life of fewer demands.  Naturally, thoughts will revolve around their continued existence, and what the future will hold in store. Before retirement becomes a gleam in the prospective beneficiary’s...
Stopping pharmacy robberies
Stopping pharmacy robberies
Written by Doug Long    It’s a place where king salmon sells in an open market and roasted coffees send the aroma of flavored lattes onto its streets. But Seattle, until recently, was also known as the leader in pharmacy robberies. Drug stores were under siege by a new kind of addict; one that...
Next generation fake IDs
Next generation fake IDs
  Written by Jermaine Galloway    As far back as we can remember there has been a market for fake ID’s.  Mostly they’ve been used by underage kids to get served alcohol in bars and restaurants, along with adults who were attempting to change their identity.   In the “old days” those...
Letters to the editor
Letters to the editor
  Need your help For years the Law Enforcement Equipment Program has helped American police departments send used equipment to our military oversees to assist in the training and equipping of local law enforcement.  We were of the opinion that the faster we equipped the locals the faster our men and...
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