Roadside Safety Law Enforcement

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

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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… Read More

Police Week 2019 - Hank Kula

On Vulnerability: Police Week 2019

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  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.  … Read More

Police Photography: Order of Photography

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

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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… Read More

4 causes of hunter-related shooting incidents

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

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  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,… Read More

The History of Crime Scene Photography

The History of Crime Scene Photography

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  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… Read More

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

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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 … Read More

what are the components of a pre-accident plan

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

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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… Read More

What is the purpose of a pre-accident plan?

LE Pre-Planning, Part 1: What is the Purpose of a Pre-accident Plan?

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What is the purpose of a pre-accident plan? How can you prepare for the unthinkable?   These days, the term, “active shooter,” is far too commonplace. For first responders, the term “active shooter” can mean a potential threat to their survival. First responders better their chances of survival by continually exploring ways to prepare for… Read More

True and Accurate Police Photography, Part 4: Meter & Metering Modes

True & Accurate Police Photography, Part 4: Metering Modes

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True & Accurate Police Photography, Part 4: Metering & Metering Modes 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.   Now, onto Part 4 – where we will discuss metering & metering modes… Read More

Police Photography, Part 3: Camera Lenses

True & Accurate Police Photography, Part 3: Camera Lenses

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True & Accurate Police Photography, Part 3: Camera Lenses   In our first blog, we discussed camera modes and how to make the best choice as a forensic photographer. Then, in our most recent blog, we discussed the importance of making good photography choices – camera mode, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. An equally important,… Read More