Encountering The Mentally Ill: Modern Policing Issues and the Detention Crisis

The television shows light up our homes with visions of detectives who have mind boggling skills to extract confessions and the ability to read people better than the average civilian. It certainly leads us to believe in some metaphorically way that deceptive behavior is somehow only uncovered by Voodoo magic. Wow. That’s all very fascinating […]

Totality of the Circumstances: What’s Up With Officer Discretion?

Most law enforcement actions and encounters occur in private, away from the public eye. What goes on behind the scenes? Police contacts spark curiosity. Law enforcement behavior is monitored and evaluated by almost every citizen. It is often displayed through the media and sometimes lodged in perpetuity on the internet. This auditing has caused many […]

Are You Curious? 6 Things About Law Enforcement You Might Find Interesting

Once you become a law enforcement officer (LEO) and you have immersed yourself in the police culture, the daily challenges, and the dynamic adventures-does the lust for the career ever wear off? Sure. There are times when you question yourself and your choices of profession. Lucky for me, those times were few and far between. […]

3 Ways For Law Enforcement To Improve Public Relations and Trust

The communication process has become a learned skill such that many of us may not realize we are analyzing, positioning, listening, decoding, thinking ahead, and perceiving all at the same time, among other things. Those are just a select few of the steps and techniques we may go through in one small conversation. At a […]

Police Technology & Transparency

It is no secret technology shapes how law enforcement conducts business and the police are expected to keep up with the changing times. Not only do they need to be equipped with the latest and greatest, but the public wants to see it.

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet On Surveillance

Surveillance is such a sexy word. That’s what I thought until one day as a rookie detective I drew the short straw on an investigation. We really didn’t draw straws. The lead detective of any case needing some type of operational procedures such as intelligence or tactical processes usually assigned peers to duties by asking […]