Behind the Badge

A recent study by the Pew Research Center tackles the issue of race relations in policing, and how recent high-profile fatal shootings have effected how police officers view their jobs. This study is a must-read for all police officers!

20 Golden Principles for Prevailing on the Street

These principles will help you physically, legally and emotionally survive law enforcement Blue Knights with Lt. Dan Marcou Mar 20, 2017 Read Full Article Here As a longtime police officer and trainer, I’ve had the opportunity to apply a number of principles on the street with success, and then train those highly effective principles to others. I would now like …

A Study of Police Suicide Statistics

A study of Police Suicide Statistics By Ron Clark, RN, MS, Connecticut State Police (ret.) Andy O’Hara, California Highway Patrol (ret.) January 4, 2017 Badge of Life completed its most recent annual survey of police suicides for 2016.  Known as NSOPS (National Study of Police Suicides), this was our fourth in a series of studies that began in 2008.  One thing was …

THE PROBLEM OF POLICE TRAUMA, PST AND SUICIDE

Your first job is to take care of yourself, emotionally. You’re no good to anyone if you don’t do that first (that includes your fellow officers, your family and the public). No one can tell better if an officer is in trouble than the officer himself–but they need to learn and practice some important steps in order to do that. …

DOJ Review of San Francisco Police Department (2016) Leads to 272 Recommendations

Justice Department investigation found deficient practices and policies, recommends 272 changes at San Francisco Police Department; Chief resigns In a 387-page report, the Justice Department said it found the majority of deadly use of force incidents by San Francisco officers involved people of color. The report said, “The deficiencies identified range from outdated use of force policies to inadequate data …

Body Cameras- IACP Model Policy (2014)

INTRODUCTION A.Purpose of the Document This paper was designed to accompany the Model Policy on Body-Worn Cameras established by the IACP National Law Enforcement Policy Center. This paper provides essential background material and supporting documentation to provide greater understanding of the developmental philosophy and implementation requirements for the model policy. This material will be of value to law enforcement executives …