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  • Stress and children of the badge

    American Police Beat Magazine | Law Enforcement Publication
    7 Jul 2014 | 6:54 am
    Law enforcement children can develop traumatic stress vicariously by watching and listening to their parents who are experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. According to a 2002 study led by Rudy Arredondo, this exposure can cause symptoms such as hyper-arousal, intrusive thoughts, eating disorders and aggressive agitated behaviors. Children can even share the same memories or re-enact their parents’ trauma just by knowing that a traumatic event was experienced by the parent.
  • Dirty Laundry – The Coverage of Detective Santiago’s Ambush

    Law Enforcement Today
    marlabernardauthor
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:56 am
    When Detective Melvin Santiago, 23, was ambushed while responding to an armed suspect call, the Jersey City community responded with shock and sadness.  Or at least most of the residents of this city did.  Officer Santiago was performing a duty he had sworn to uphold – to protect and serve Jersey City residents while his assailant, 27 year old Lawrence Campbell bragged that he was going to be “famous” that day.   Perhaps infamous would have been a better choice of words. Campbell reportedly told a witness that he was going to be “famous,” because of what he was intending…
  • Video shows woman attacked officer before being struck at last month's gay pride rally

    PoliceLink
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:19 pm
  • Border Sheriffs Say National Guard Troops Not the Answer

    POLICE Magazine
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Law enforcement leaders along the Texas border with Mexico slammed Gov. Rick Perry’s move Monday to send 1,000 National Guard troops to South Texas, saying overwhelmed counties need law enforcement and charitable aid, not militarization.Perry portrayed his decision as necessary to help U.S. Border Patrol agents overwhelmed by an estimated stream of 60,000 unaccompanied children from Central America. With border security spread thin and distracted, drug cartels and human traffickers might push into a state where their crimes already have taken a toll, he said.Border sheriffs said…
  • NYPD cops to get training after in-custody death

    PoliceOne Daily News
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:34 pm
    By Tina Susman and James Queally Los Angeles Times NEW YORK — New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton said the death of a 43-year-old Staten Island man who may have been placed in a chokehold by a police officer last week would probably spark a federal review and could lead to a probe into possible civil rights violations. Speaking at a Tuesday afternoon briefing, Bratton said the death of Eric Garner highlighted a need for improved training, and said he would send a contingent of officers to Los Angeles to develop new training regimens. "The department really does…
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  • Stress and children of the badge

    7 Jul 2014 | 6:54 am
    Law enforcement children can develop traumatic stress vicariously by watching and listening to their parents who are experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. According to a 2002 study led by Rudy Arredondo, this exposure can cause symptoms such as hyper-arousal, intrusive thoughts, eating disorders and aggressive agitated behaviors. Children can even share the same memories or re-enact their parents’ trauma just by knowing that a traumatic event was experienced by the parent.
  • Blaming the cops just feels right

    27 May 2014 | 8:57 am
    The media loves a good mass shooting like Elliot Rodger’s recent killing spree. Not only does it guarantee ratings- it’s also opportunity to blame police officers for our national mental health treatment crisis. Consider this opening line from an article posted by ABC News: “In the weeks and months leading to Friday's killing spree in Santa Barbara, local law enforcement confirmed they had interacted with the alleged killer multiple times. The news that police had spoken with Elliot Rodger before his alleged killing spree, which injured 13 and killed seven including Rodger,…
  • Critical Information For Injured Officers Applying For Disability Retirement Benefits

    25 May 2014 | 7:33 am
    Police officers put their lives on the line every day. They’d like support while performing their duties, but most would settle for simply being treated fairly. When it comes to disability retirement benefits, that’s not the case in what seems to be a growing number of instances. In recent years, states and municipalities, faced with budgetary constraints and other issues, have become less likely to grant benefits -- especially line of duty or “Accident Disability” pensions -- to worthy applicants. This has left many deserving retirees without the means to support…
  • The Perforated Cross - A true story

    12 Nov 2013 | 9:14 am
    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 an unmarked police vehicle. We had been experiencing numerous business burglaries in the Magnolia Park area of Burbank. I was patrolling the alleys behind the businesses, when I felt ill. It was five o'clock in the morning so I drove to the Police Department to request a few hours off. While standing in the Watch Commander's office an alert tone sounded. The alert was dispatched as…
 
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    Law Enforcement Today

  • Dirty Laundry – The Coverage of Detective Santiago’s Ambush

    marlabernardauthor
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:56 am
    When Detective Melvin Santiago, 23, was ambushed while responding to an armed suspect call, the Jersey City community responded with shock and sadness.  Or at least most of the residents of this city did.  Officer Santiago was performing a duty he had sworn to uphold – to protect and serve Jersey City residents while his assailant, 27 year old Lawrence Campbell bragged that he was going to be “famous” that day.   Perhaps infamous would have been a better choice of words. Campbell reportedly told a witness that he was going to be “famous,” because of what he was intending…
  • It is Not Just a Job

    robert_cubby
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:06 am
    I was interested in what people posted on Facebook about Detective Melvin Santiago’s funeral.  Most were positive, but one stood out among the others. Not necessarily outright negative, but ill-informed about what police do. The poster saw a picture that was posted on Facebook depicting a Jersey City Police car with the New York City skyline in the background.  An image of Detective Santiago in uniform with angel wings hovered over the car.  It was a touching tribute to Melvin. The Facebook poster did not think so. The poster took exception to the wings as being “a little over the…
  • Behind The Badge – The Hidden Pain of PTSD and Addiction

    Lurleen Hilliard
    20 Jul 2014 | 7:20 am
    I am writing this article with the greatest of respect for all that are serving as LEOs.  The article may also apply to veterans or active-duty military. I have been trying to decide on whether I should highlight the level of pain and suffering behind the badge that is ignored by so many in power, is ridiculed by others, and forces those who are suffering from some form of abuse to do so in silence. I am writing this in order to be their voice, They are voiceless and that has to stop. Society has an impression of those that serve as LEOs or military are tough, that nothing can phase them and…
  • Celebrating a Hero Cop – The NRA Museum

    Bruce Bremer, MBA
    19 Jul 2014 | 5:31 am
    It’s not unusual to find me and my wife in a Barnes & Noble. Usually, I head straight to the computer magazines because I love to “get my geek on.” This time was different. On my way to my usual haunt, I stumbled upon a coffee table book from the National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia. Noting my “kid in a candy store” stare at the book, my wife suggested I buy it. As soon as I got it home, I started regaling her with the history and art embodied by many of the items, including a complete reproduction of T.R. Roosevelt’s “summer White House” office. Within a…
  • In Memoriam – Officer Christopher Goodell

    Patrick Sharkey
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:34 am
    Chief Mark Messner of the Waldwick Police Department in New Jersey sadly reports that Officer Christopher Goodell was killed in a patrol vehicle crash. Office Goodell, 32, was working stationary speed enforcement on the southbound lanes of Route 17 near Bergen Avenue when his unmarked patrol vehicle was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer. Officer Goodell’s vehicle was violently shoved into a retaining wall around a residence and crushed between the wall and the semi. Officer Goodell died at the scene. The driver of the JB Hunt semi truck, Ryan Cumberbatch, 28, of Brooklyn was not…
 
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  • Border Sheriffs Say National Guard Troops Not the Answer

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Law enforcement leaders along the Texas border with Mexico slammed Gov. Rick Perry’s move Monday to send 1,000 National Guard troops to South Texas, saying overwhelmed counties need law enforcement and charitable aid, not militarization.Perry portrayed his decision as necessary to help U.S. Border Patrol agents overwhelmed by an estimated stream of 60,000 unaccompanied children from Central America. With border security spread thin and distracted, drug cartels and human traffickers might push into a state where their crimes already have taken a toll, he said.Border sheriffs said…
  • Border Patrol Agents Take Heavy Caliber Fire from Mexico

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    U.S. Border Patrol agents on the American side of the Rio Grande were forced to take cover Friday night when high-caliber weaponry was fired at them from the Mexican side of the river.  The weapons were fired at the U.S. side of the riverbank in the area of the Rincon Peninsula across the Rio Grande from Reynosa, Mexico, at about 8:30 p.m., sources said. Bullets ricocheted into an area where Border Patrol agents were positioned, Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, told FoxNews.com.  Border Patrol sources confirmed Gohmert's account, and said the shots may have been fired by…
  • Man Fleeing Traffic Stop Runs into Mississippi Police Academy

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Roger Wayne Beasley Jr., 30, apparently was so focused on getting away from a traffic stop last Wednesday that he didn't notice marked cars parked outside the Harrison County (Miss.) Law Enforcement Training Academy building on Leggett Drive, Biloxi Police Chief John Miller told the Sun Herald.Beasley turned on to Chalmers Drive, jumped out of his vehicle and ran off, so an officer jumped out of his car and ran after him."He got to the door and was about to go through," Miller said.He was outnumbered.Police arrested Beasley on charges of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine,…
  • Tsarnaev Friend Found Guilty of Hiding Marathon Bombing Evidence

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    A former student at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth was convicted Monday of obstructing a terrorism investigation by concealing a backpack containing fireworks that belonged to his close friend Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing.In the first trial related to the bombings, jurors in US District Court also found that Azamat Tazhayakov, 20, was part of a conspiracy with his off-campus roommate to hide incriminating evidence in the days immediately after the attack, the Boston Globe reports.  Like this story? Want to know why tens of thousands…
  • 67 Law Enforcement Fatalities Nationwide in First Half of 2014

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    According to preliminary data compiled by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, 67 law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty during the first half of 2014. This is a 31 percent increase over the same period in 2013 (51 officers killed).Total Fatalities: 1964-2014For the second year in a row, traffic-related incidents were the leading cause of officer fatalities in the first half of 2014. Twenty-six officers were killed as a result of traffic-related incidents halfway through 2014, increasing 37 percent from the same period in 2013.Firearms-related incidents…
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  • NYPD cops to get training after in-custody death

    22 Jul 2014 | 4:34 pm
    By Tina Susman and James Queally Los Angeles Times NEW YORK — New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton said the death of a 43-year-old Staten Island man who may have been placed in a chokehold by a police officer last week would probably spark a federal review and could lead to a probe into possible civil rights violations. Speaking at a Tuesday afternoon briefing, Bratton said the death of Eric Garner highlighted a need for improved training, and said he would send a contingent of officers to Los Angeles to develop new training regimens. "The department really does…
  • Officer deaths jump nearly one-third in first half of 2014

    22 Jul 2014 | 4:29 pm
    By Richard Winton Los Angeles Times The number of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty nationwide jumped 31% in the first half of 2014 with California leading the nation with eight deaths, data shows. In the first half of the year, 67 officers died in the line of duty in the U.S. compared with 51 in the same period in 2013, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. The number marks the first major increase in several years. For the entire year of 2013, there were 100 deaths — the lowest recorded number since World War II, according to data gathered…
  • Pavlok wristband uses shockwave to promote habit changes

    22 Jul 2014 | 4:12 pm
    By PoliceOne Staff Pavlok wristband is a wearable device designed to help the wearer stay on target with fitness and other goals such as going to the gym, meditating on a daily basis, or limiting the number of tabs opened in a web browser. Linked to an app, the device emits a small shock when the user doesn’t meet a predetermined goal or puts forth other penalties such as loss of access to their phone and the payment of small fines. On the flip side, Pavlok also rewards users for positive behavior. Users can earn prizes or money for accomplishing their goals on time and forming good…
  • Gesture Logic introduces muscle-monitoring fitness device

    22 Jul 2014 | 4:06 pm
    By PoliceOne Staff Gesture Logic is putting forth a new wearable fitness device called “LEO.” Worn as a band around the upper thigh, LEO is created to optimize the user’s workout while reducing risk of fitness-related injury. Using biosignal monitoring technology, the device measures the following: muscle activity, heart rate, hydration levels, fatigue, calories, technique, and lactic acid. LEO then takes these measurements and notifies the wearer if anything is off during the workout. Additionally, the Gesture Logic device works to improve fitness routines and exercises by…
  • Panasonic updates Toughbook 53 semi-rugged laptop

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:59 pm
    By PoliceOne Staff Panasonic announced upgrades to the Toughbook 53 semi-rugged laptop with a Windows 8.1 Pro Update, battery life of up to 15 hours and enhanced wireless connectivity for mobile professionals. The Toughbook 53 features a 14 inch sunlight-readable optional touchscreen, anti-reflective and anti-glare HD display and optional 4G LTE multi carrier mobile broadband with satellite GPS. Key improvements include a Windows 8.1 Pro Update, 4th generation Intel Core i5-4310U vPro Processor, up to 15 hours of continuous use depending on usage conditions and enhanced connectivity with…
 
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  • Police Investigate Brooklyn Bridge Flag Swaps

    BCarey
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:58 pm
    NYPD reviews security footage for clues. New York City Police officers stand at the base of a white flag flying atop the west tower of the Brooklyn Bridge, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Two large American flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge were replaced sometime during the night with white banners. Police crime scene and intelligence detectives were investigating how the flags were switched out on the famed span that connects Brooklyn and Manhattan, and there were no reports of suspicious activity, police said. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
  • Man Arrested for Kicking Portland Police Horse

    BCarey
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:44 am
    Portland police horse ‘Olin’ was unfazed and unhurt. This undated image provided by the Portland Police department shows Olin, a police horse involved in a kicking incident, Wednesday July 9, 2014 in Portland, Ore. Police say they have arrested a 29-year-old man accused of running up to Olin and uttering a "karate-like battle cry" and delivering what a spokesman calls "a jumping, double kick" to the horse's right thigh. Police say the horse was unfazed and unhurt. (AP Photo/Portland Police Department)
  • Federal Investigation Places Monitor in Newark Police Department

    BCarey
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:42 am
    Multiple problems found reinforce rampant misconduct claim.
  • Pittsburgh Officer Attacked During Gay Pride Parade

    BCarey
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:43 am
    Video shows officer in struggle with parade participant.
  • Albuquerque Teens Charged in Deaths of Homeless Men

    BCarey
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:38 am
    One teen admitted to attacking homeless people for the past months. Bedding, clothing and broken glass litter a homeless encampment in Albuquerque, Monday, July 21, 2014, where three teenagers are accused of fatally beating two homeless men. The teens, aged 15, 16 and 18, have been charged with open counts of murder in the Friday night killings. (AP Photo/Jeri Clausing)
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  • The Transnational Gang Threat, Part 2

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Our series continues on the Central American Community Impact Exchange (CACIE) program, which aims to bring law enforcement and community groups together to develop programs that keep youths from being recruited by gangs. For that concept to work, the 22 CACIE participants from Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Belize, Costa Rica, Panama, and the U.S must develop strong relationships so that when the two-week class is completed, lasting partnerships can be formed.
  • The Transnational Gang Threat, Part 1

    18 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    FBI.gov recently accompanied a group of 22 community leaders and law enforcement officers from the U.S. and six Central American countries as they took part in CACIE—the Central American Community Impact Exchange program—an innovative training program whose mission is to deter young people from joining violent transnational gangs.
  • A Byte Out of History: 50th Anniversary of the FBI’s Jackson Field Office

    15 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    A half-century after the tumultuous Freedom Summer of 1964, we look back at history and circumstances that led to the creation of our Jackson Field Office, which has played a vital role in the Bureau’s civil rights program from the start.
  • FBI Cyber Executive Briefs Congress on Joint Efforts to Bust Botnets

    15 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    FBI Assistant Director Joseph Demarest testified before a Senate subcommittee today on cyber criminal threats and the FBI’s progress on campaigns to disrupt and disable significant botnets.
  • Dog Fighting Ringleader Pleads Guilty

    11 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    A key player in a high-stakes dog fighting and gambling enterprise based in Alabama with activities spanning several nearby states recently pled guilty in the case; nine others have also admitted guilt. The takedown of the criminal enterprise resulted in the rescue of 367 dogs.
 
 
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  • 10th International Symposium of Best Police Practices to be held in Dubai - March 2015

    16 Jul 2014 | 1:07 pm
    The Dubai Police presents their 10th International Symposium of Best Police Practices in Dubai, the United Arab Emerites, in March 2015. This event gathers police professionals and experts from around the globe to exchange knowledge and best practices on different aspects of modern policing. The symposium will focus mainly on innovation and smart applications in policing and will bring together speakers of professional standing representing police forces worldwide to share their experience and to present innovative and thought provoking papers and workshops on a range topics relating police…
  • NTOA introduces Night Vision Operators Course

    13 Jun 2014 | 11:26 am
    NTOA's new two-day Night Vision Operators course provides a strong foundation for the use of night vision equipment and its role in law enforcement tactical operations. Through classroom discussions, practical exercises, live-fire range drills and scenario-based exercises using marking rounds, we will cover a systematic approach to equipment selection, its use and benefits, as well as its limitations and operational considerations. Upon completion, students will understand the nomenclature, function and operation of various night vision monoculars, goggles and binoculars as well as…
  • Team Grants Now Available

    19 May 2014 | 9:22 am
    We are pleased to offer our new grants to teams who are members of NTOA. This program provides lifesaving equipment to teams in need. Tell us why your team deserves this grant in a compelling narrative. Application deadline: August 15, 2014.   Current grants offered and online application: TASER X2, TASER X26P and TASER AXON Flex. All applicants are required to have a valid NTOA Team Membership to be eligible for grant programs. If non-member teams wish to apply, they must first obtain a team membership with NTOA. Memberships must be processed 10-15 days prior to grant closing date.
  • Now Available in our Bookstore - Rulers of the Night - Volume II

    3 Apr 2014 | 10:49 am
    NTOA is offering a limited quantity of Rulers of the Night, Volume II, an exceptional book which continues the comprehensive, storied 50-year (1958-2008) history of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Special Enforcement Detail (SED) and its successor, the Special Enforcement Bureau (SEB). This edition will be sold exclusively to NTOA members. All books are signed and numbered by the compiler and author, John Kolman. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to own a comprehensive chronicle of one of the most respected and experienced tactical units in the United States. If you did…
  • Hostage Survival Probability Model: A Survey

    12 Mar 2014 | 10:21 am
    The National Tactical Officers Association, in cooperation with The Justice Academy and the California Association of Tactical Officers, is conducting an ongoing study to identify those factors and influences that affect a hostage’s chances of survival. It is believed that this groundbreaking study will provide clues that can be used by tactical commanders to make reliable decisions for courses of action that will enhance the likelihood for a hostage to survive the encounter. Your voluntary participation in this study is vital to collect sufficient data to provide statistically reliable…
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