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Phazzer Enforcer

By Ben Douglas Phiscally-Phriendly Conductive Electrical Weapons. Aagh!” was all I could get out as I seized up and fell to the mat. I had “enthusiastically” volunteered to experience a full 5-second TASER cycle back when my department approved them for carry in 2006. Others in my training group managed more colorful expressions of the unique and debilitating pain, which come along with being hooked up to the device. Later in my career I would [...]

By |September 1st, 2020|

Not If, But When

By |December 14th, 2011|

Will you be ready? On Aug. 27, 2011, Hurricane Irene made landfall over North Carolina’s Outer Banks and began a trail of destruction stretching all the way to Canada’s eastern seaboard. Irene impacted almost 100 million people, with over 50 million suffering the brunt of her effects. Tens of millions [...]

The Noble Sundae

By |October 4th, 2011|

A Taste Now And Then Is A Healthy Thing Police work ain’t exactly ice cream, chocolate and cherries. If it’s ugly, we see it. If it’s mindlessly violent, dirty, demeaning and dark, we roll in it, steep in it, and despite the thick skins we develop and wear like armor, [...]

A Case For Professional Sergeants

By |July 28th, 2011|

Two messages from polar opposites, both focused on three stripes: The first, a retired captain, concerned about the state of sergeancy today, noted the dwindling numbers of seasoned, experienced “career first-line supervisors,” and the increasing percentage of those only occupying the rank as a stepping-stone to lieutenant and beyond. He [...]

Looking Versus Seeing

By |June 10th, 2011|

The Art Of Perception You’d never tag Amy Herman as a law enforcement trainer. Tall, chic and sophisticated, you might guess she’s an expert on fine art, working for a major gallery or perhaps a Manhattan corporate attorney. Actually, she’s all three. Ms. Herman has a master’s in art history [...]

The Better Part Of Valor:

By |April 28th, 2011|

Knowing When NOT To Jump Last November, Riverside, Calif. PD officer Ryan Bonaminio was killed while doing something we’ve all done: chasing a “rabbit.” Late on a Sunday night, en route to a reported misdemeanor hit and run, he spotted the suspect vehicle. It pulled over adjacent a darkened park. [...]

Off Duty = Off Balance?

By |April 28th, 2011|

Duty, Danger And Dunkin' Donuts: All Open 24/7! This column was triggered by three factors: First, the fatal assault on Las Vegas Metro PD Officer Trevor Nettleton, who was off-duty, working in his open garage late at night when three armed, apparently opportunistic gangbangers rushed him. He was armed, which [...]

The Moving Shooter

By |April 27th, 2011|

Everyone's Nightmare — A Sergeant's Role Scene 1: Just as you pull up and slam the gear lever into park, 40-50 screaming, sobbing, panicked people pour out of the north double doors of Sunrise Mall, and with them, the unmistakable staccato popping of gunshots. The instant the apex of the [...]

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