Police Officer Patrol Car Equipment

Roadside Safety, Part 3: Officer Patrol Car Equipment

Roadside Safety, Part 3: Officer Patrol Car Equipment In case you missed it, you can read part I of our Roadside Safety series here.   Office. Workspace. Cubicle. Whatever you want to call it, you don’t hear these words and think “danger,” do you? For police officers, patrol vehicles are their mobile workspaces. Officers spend …

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Roadside Safety, Part 2: Officer Safety Precautions

Roadside Safety, Part 2: Officer Safety Precautions

Roadside Safety, Part 2: Officer Safety Precautions In our last blog, “Roadside Safety, Part 1: What do the stats say?”, we shared statistics and discussed the roadside dangers of the law enforcement profession. The data was staggering – an average of 30,000-plus officers are injured and 100-plus officers are killed on duty each year. Police …

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Roadside Safety, Part 1: What do the stats say?

Roadside Safety, Part 1: What do the stats say?

Roadside Safety, Part 1: What do the statistics say about Patrol Officer Safety? Life. Vitality. Safety. Most of us take these for granted. Our lives are generally predictable and often the same, day in, day out. For law enforcement officers, this isn’t the case. In fact, a 2018 USA TODAY article ranks police and sheriff …

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On Vulnerability: Police Week 2019

On Vulnerability: Police Week 2019

On Vulnerability: Police Week 2019 This Police Week 2019 piece is authored by Hank Kula, a retired police sergeant with over 26 years of experience working in law enforcement. Justice comes from furrowed brows. Two reasons police officers frown: hold back emotion; try to do a job perfectly in an imperfect world. We expect and demand …

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Police Photography: Order of Photography

True & Accurate Police Photography, Part 6: Order of Photography

True & Accurate Police Photography, Part 6: Order of Photography   My first photography instructor was fond of order. Lesson one began with the exhortation, “Order. We must first have order.” His meaning was clear: all things must be done in sequence and for a reason. Crime scene photography is a deliberate and systematic process …

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4 causes of hunter-related shooting incidents

What are the 4 Causes of Hunter-Related Shooting Incidents?

If we had to boil the 4 causes of hunter-related shooting incidents down to one overall reason it’s pretty simple. Poor Safety Judgment. That’s not to say accidents don’t happen, but poor safety judgment, whether it be the split-second choice to pull a trigger, or the decision to not wear hunter orange, is the basis …

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The History of Crime Scene Photography

The History of Crime Scene Photography

What is the History of Crime Scene Photography? Where did it all begin? Belgian convicts and a persnickety French police records clerk can be credited with the very origins of modern crime scene photography. No, they didn’t invent it, but like any emerging technology, the way it was used put it on the map. First …

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Crime Scene Photography Color and white balance

True & Accurate Police Photography, Part 5: Color and White Balance

True & Accurate Police Photography, Part 5: Color and White Balance Welcome back to our blog series on police photography. If you’re joining us for the first time, you can catch up by beginning with Part 1 of the series, here. “They give us those nice bright colors  They give us the greens of summers  Makes …

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what are the components of a pre-accident plan

LE Pre-Planning, Part 2: The Components of a Pre-Accident Plan

What are the major components of a pre-accident plan?   As discussed in LE Pre-Planning, Part 1, a pre-accident plan is important for public safety agencies, government organizations, schools and private companies alike. In the unimaginable occurrence of a critical incident, such as an active shooter scene, a pre-accident plan can be the difference between …

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