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August
23
2014
Hot Spot Policing is Making a Difference
I have written about Hot Spot Policing on this blog before, and I wanted to share with you the impact it has had in the two-plus years we’ve been doing it. At the beginning of this year, we nearly doubled the amount of personnel who work in hot spots, which are the small areas of […]
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Darryl Forté
Chief of Police
Kansas City Police Department, Missouri
August
19
2014
Radio Communications Critical
The single most important piece of equipment a police officer carries is his or her radio. It connects the officer to fellow officers, to the dispatch center, and ultimately to the citizens. Radio communications is also critical in fire & rescue work. This is how firefighters and paramedics communicate with one another, with commanders, with […]
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Tom Casady
Director of Public Safety
Lincoln Department of Public Safety, Nebraska
August
12
2014
Overview of the 2014 Spring Student Party
The Spring Student Party (formally known as the Mifflin Street Block Party) has traditionally been held on the first Saturday in May. The party began in the late 1960’s as a street protest, where students took to street dancing in an effort to bring attention of their disdain for the Vietnam War. The party was […]
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Michael Koval
Chief of Police
Madison Police Department, Wisconsin
August
08
2014
Mean People Suck
When I was a kid, I had a sticker affixed to my notebook that said, “Mean people suck”. My mom made me remove it because she thought the word “suck” was distasteful. I now see her point. There are many more ways to articulate displeasure for something without using an undesirable word; so to satisfy […]
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Kristen Ziman
Commander
Aurora Police Department, Illinois
August
01
2014
What’s the Future?
When I first entered policing at age 20, I had many preconceived ideas on how I would handle various situations. As I gained more and more experience, I learned it was always easier to be the one critiquing the situation than the one who had to make the split-second decisions, often under significant stress. I […]
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Gordon Ramsay
Chief of Police
Duluth Police Department, Minnesota
January
18
2019
Do You Know What Your Officers Need?
Do you know what your employees need? What changes do you think you will have to make in your workplace to meet the needs of the next generation of police officers? What Prospective Employees Want To work with people who treat me with respect. Interesting work. Recognition for good work. A chance to develop my […]
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David Couper
Former Chief at Madison Police Department
Madison, WI
January
18
2019
A Hero’s Journey
Here at APPD, our officers are some of the best heroes around! In fact, some of our officers go above and beyond, choosing to serve both locally, nationally, and even internationally! We are proud to announce that our very own Corporal Baker, who is also a Sergeant in the Army National Guard, is deploying to […]
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Eric Blanchard
Chief of Police
Aransas Pass Police Department, Texas
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