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January
16
2018
The Frustrating Limits of Transparency . . . Again
When I arrived in Wichita I committed to increasing transparency and changed practices such as notifying the public as soon as possible when a police officer has been arrested. Recently, I came across this blog I wrote when I was a chief in Minnesota. It references a serious officer misconduct case from 2012. Today, I feel […]
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Gordon Ramsay
Chief of Police
Wichita Police Department, Kansas
January
02
2018
Happy 45th Birthday to the EPPD!
On this date 45 years ago, then-Mayor Paul Redpath christened the first Eden Prairie squad car in front of his home. He poured champagne over the squad’s front bumper and Officer Bruce Wojack called it into service. That event marked the beginning of the Eden Prairie Police Department. Prior to 1973 the Hennepin County Sheriff’s […]
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Eden Prairie Police Department

Eden Prairie, Minnesota
December
26
2017
It’s Christmas……
While you and your family celebrate the holidays together at home, we are patrolling your neighborhoods – checking your property, your yard, your streets, looking for anything or anyone out of place. We are the ones that venture into the dark, not knowing what if anything awaits us, often to protect many of you we […]
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Scott Rose
Sheriff
Dodge County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota
December
11
2017
Protect yourself when making purchases from online markets
In the last few weeks, we have seen a surge of robberies involving people who thought they were meeting up to purchase something from an online marketplace. As these transactions are likely to increase with the holidays, I urge everyone to please exercise caution. Several victims went to a purported home address of someone they […]
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Richard C. Smith
Chief of Police
Kansas City Police Department, Missouri
December
04
2017
Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose
To be clear, I have no financial interest in the success of author, Daniel Pink, but I do want to discuss a way to look at motivation in the work place and at school. Several years ago, I read a fantastic book on motivation-Drive. Personally, I think it’s difficult to motivate adult workers. We can […]
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Rick Mathwig
Chief of Police
Roseville Police Department, Minnesota
November
27
2017
Things you don’t need to tell the cops when you are in a public setting
Things you don’t need to tell the cops when you are in a public setting- 1. You do not need to tell us-“I didn’t do it.” We probably don’t think that you did do it. We probably don’t know what “it” is. We assume most people we run into during the average day didn’t do […]
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Bangor Police Department
Authored by Sergeant Tim Cotton
Bangor, Maine
November
21
2017
Ident: Connecting the Dots with DNA
“Without a doubt, it is getting harder and harder to get away with crime,” this from Trent Emigh, the Staff Sergeant of the SPS Forensic Identification Unit. Trent has worked in the unit for 2.5 years, but has been investigating crime scenes throughout his career. He became an officer with the Saskatoon Police Service in […]
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Saskatoon Police Service

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
November
13
2017
Stories From the Fire
There are many stories to tell from the morning of October 9. Tales of tragedy and heroism, lives lost and many more lives saved. I can tell you that working in the City’s emergency operations center to evacuate residents that night was the scariest night of my career. I was in no danger there, but […]
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Craig Schwartz
Captain
Santa Rosa Police Department, California
November
06
2017
No Shave Movember
November has been declared “No Shave Movember” for Auburn Hills Police and Fire. For the last several years we have deviated from our strict appearance rules to allow beards for this month only to raise funds for men’s health. Our charity is the Movember Foundation which supports men’s health initiatives. Prostate cancer and testicular cancer […]
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Doreen Olko
Director of Public Safety
Auburn Hills Department of Public Safety, Michigan
October
30
2017
To Admit to Failure is to Admit to Humanity
Failure is a masterful teacher. I hope I am a leader that encourages new ideas. I really try to be. I fully understand that sometimes thinking outside of the box is risky. You will fail at times. Sometimes that’s a good thing and we learn. I’ve failed many times. I have learned a little each […]
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David Westrick
Chief of Police
Hollister Police Department, California
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