On the job

Toxic boss syndrome

If you work in law enforcement for a while, you start to hear a lot of repeating phrases and buzzwords. These would be things like “donning and doffing,” “Upward feedback” and “toxic boss syndrome.” A lot of these phrases have little or no meaning but TBS (toxic boss syndrome) isn’t one of them. The phrase

Heroes

VIDEO: Flying the Flag for the World Finals

At the PBR World Finals in Las Vegas on Nov. 4, this stirring video demonstrating why the sport always stands for the American Flag was shown in T-Mobile Arena. In it, NYPD Detective Rich Miller relays the behind-the-scenes story of how the first flag got raised amidst the rubble of the downed World Trade Center

Off Duty

Daddy, Why?

by Gary Kassay I was in my bedroom, getting ready for a tour, When I heard a knock, and my son pushed open the door. He had such a sad face and looked about to cry, And before I could ask the problem, he said, “Why Daddy why”? Why do you run towards danger when

Bullhorn

Stop Saying, “Drop the Gun!”

By Patrick J. Siewert I was recently involved in a discussion on social media which brought up again how and why we train police the way we do. The impetus for this discussion was a news story shared by an online contact which detailed a deadly force situation in the jurisdiction where I used to

Believe it or not

Uber Vs. 9-1-1

Via the Tampa Bay Times: Matt Lavin had just arrived in Charlottesville, Va., for a business trip when he started feeling sick.   By the time he got to his hotel around 11 p.m., he felt excruciating pain.   “I didn’t know what was happening, but I knew something wasn’t right,” said Lavin, an attorney

Struggles

Toxic boss syndrome

If you work in law enforcement for a while, you start to hear a lot of repeating phrases and buzzwords. These would be things like “donning and doffing,” “Upward feedback” and “toxic boss syndrome.” A lot of these phrases have little or no meaning but TBS (toxic boss syndrome) isn’t one of them. The phrase

Partners in the News

S.W.A.T. Cops Shine at Competition

Scores of law enforcement officers and other first responders representing more than 25 agencies flocked to the first-ever Great Lakes Law Enforcement Challenge (GLLEC) held in September at the Shanty Creek Resort and Davis Shooting Range in northern Michigan. Participants immersed themselves in two days of educational workshops and exercises focused on strategic training and

Pay/Benefits

Really Small Potatoes

Via 11Alive.com: The City of Atlanta is offering financial incentives to help fill open positions in the police force. Three separate incentives are aimed at helping fill crime scene technicians, 911 dispatchers and police officers.   One referral bonus is targeted towards City of Atlanta employees and offers a $500 referral bonus “for recruiting new

APB Top 10

The Top 10 Signs You’re Getting Ripped Off

10. You’re a tax-paying American citizen. 9. The guy at the auto dealership is charging you a finder’s fee for a car that’s on the lot. (Love that Seinfeld episode!) 8. No one seems all that impressed with your degree from Trump University. 7. A “mixologist” (as opposed to a bartender) spent 12 minutes making

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