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July
27
2015
Ballistic Body Armor Saves Pilot
…by not wearing it? On June 5th at approximately 1730 hours, a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol helicopter sustained damage from small arms fire while on patrol in a drug interdiction mission on the border of Texas and Mexico. The helicopter took two direct hits from suspects on the ground. Many helicopter pilots involved with […]
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International Association of Chiefs of Police
IACP
Alexandria, Virginia
July
20
2015
An Overview of MPD’s Latest Initiatives and a Look Ahead to Future Community Policing Program Efforts
During my first year in office, several new initiatives were launched in an effort to keep our MPD on the cutting edge of service delivery. To that end, affirmative steps have been taken including: 1. Expanding our reach into more neighborhoods with the creation of five neighborhood resource officers (NRO’s). 2. Created five full-time mental […]
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Michael Koval
Chief of Police
Madison Police Department, Wisconsin
July
13
2015
On Professionalism and Crime Watch
Last night, I made a presentation to the City Council in recognition of the police department’s achievement of Excelsior status as an accredited law enforcement agency. In technical terms, this means that we have been reaccredited five consecutive times without conditions. This is a rare and coveted honor for those of us in the business, […]
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Robert Vincent
Chief of Police
Gulfport Police Department, Florida
July
06
2015
It’s Not the Equipment
There has been a lot of talk this past year, in the wake of Ferguson, about militarization of the police. Most of the commentary on this issue has focused around the acquisition by local police departments of surplus equipment from the armed forces. Police departments have been using military surplus equipment for decades. As a […]
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Tom Casady
Director of Public Safety
Lincoln Department of Public Safety, Nebraska
June
29
2015
When to Have That Difficult Conversation with a Senior Driver
Recently we have had a few situations involving older drivers that gave us cause for concern. In one case, the driver had more than one crash in a short period of time. The driver told the officer that they didn’t know how their car was damaged although it was pretty significant. In another the driver […]
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Doreen Olko
Director of Public Safety
Auburn Hills Department of Public Safety, Michigan
June
15
2015
MPD’s New Hiring Resource Group
In order for us to achieve our goals of being a trusted, “guardian-based” agency committed to providing qualitative services which are accessible to everyone and administered in a way that constituents feel valued and respected, the foundation for this rests with our ability to recruit and train the best and the brightest. We are constantly […]
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Michael Koval
Chief of Police
Madison Police Department, Wisconsin
June
08
2015
Crooks Lose at Their Own Game
On May 19, an Eden Prairie resident noticed a suspicious vehicle drive into the parking lot of his condo building. The suspicious vehicle had a piece of paper duct-taped over the rear license plate. The resident drove around so he could see the front of the vehicle and gave the license plate number to Dispatch. […]
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Eden Prairie Police Department

Eden Prairie, Minnesota
June
01
2015
KCPD officers are taking advantage of Save a Warrior program
I’ve put a big emphasis this year on the overall wellness of our department members. I wrote about it on this blog last month, and now I want to highlight one of the programs I mentioned, Save a Warrior. Six KCPD members now have graduated from it, and it’s featured in this month’s issue of […]
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Darryl Forté
Chief of Police
Kansas City Police Department, Missouri
May
26
2015
What’s in a Name?
During his sermon Sunday morning, Reverend Gary McCann talked about names. Quite simply, the name given to us at birth that we’ve spent our lives growing into. The name we answer to when called upon and what has become the core of our identity. Reverend Gary talked about how we are much more than the […]
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Kristen Ziman
Commander
Aurora Police Department, Illinois
May
18
2015
‘The Trooper’ Monument is Unveiled!
Exciting things are happening in our agency! We recently dedicated the new Academy facility and a few weeks later unveiled the bronze trooper statue that sits at the focal point of our compound. It was an amazing way to kick off Police Memorial Week and I wanted to share my remarks with those who were […]
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Rodney Brewer
Commissioner
Kentucky State Police
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