DSM Safety Banner – Enhancing Officer Safety

I sometimes run into things that seem so simple that I wonder why they haven’t become universal.  That was precisely my thought when I came across a remarkably unsophisticated officer safety product.  If you wear a uniform, you take it off at some point.  Even when off duty, you are …

Fact of Fiction: Common Reasons for False Reports

The scene is common in police work; the story doesn’t add up, something is off – did the victim just say there were two attackers and then four? How did we go from a knife to a gun? False reports come with the territory, and attempting to determine whether a …

Law Enforcement Crowdsourcing: Letting the Outside In

We know the nature of police work well.  In the time needed to ask how long it will take for a police supervisor to make a decision, the order has likely already been given.  Our paramilitary style dictates we maintain the ability to decide convincingly and without hesitation.  In the …

A new year, a new look at your police resume.

Need a new year’s resolution?  Don’t resolve to update your resume – just update it.  The resolutions will follow. The new year is an excellent time to comb over your police career and educational accomplishments – regardless of whether or not you are looking for a new career or new …