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By Scott Oldham
The initial officer’s response to a large-scale event has been firmly established in most agencies. But it is also crucial to train first line supervisors—who will be present in the immediate timeline of critical events—how to respond to the vast array of possible situations that might confront them.
(This article was originally published in Tactical Response May/Jun 2011)
By Steve Salinas
When you hear the word triage, what do you think of? The typical person may imagine wartime images of medics checking soldier’s wounds on the battlefield to determine priority. For those of us in the computer forensics field, the image is quite different, although the objective is remarkably similar.
(This article was originally published in Public Safety IT Nov/Dec 2010)
By Randy Means
For a use of force to be considered reasonable, the core transaction which spurs the use of force must be legally valid. Officers must understand the legal environments surrounding situations of officer-citizen contact to know what amount of force, if any, is permissible. The three
primary types of transaction are voluntary contact, investigative detention and arrest.
(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Sep/Oct 2010)
By Stephen G. Serrao
Knowing the “rules of engagement” for information management before investing in technology for law enforcement is very important.
(This article was originally published in Public Safety IT Jul/Aug 2010)
By PSIT Staff
The Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) is an internationally accredited law enforcement organization with 1,200 sworn officers, including officers from the Gaming and Drug and Crime Control divisions, and over 1,200 uniformed civilians and support staff.
(This article was originally published in Public Safety IT May/Jun 2010)
By Kevin Gordon
What if your agency could send two-way text messaging in real time, for both emergency response and general housekeeping, back and forth messages using the existing agency and/or personal cellular phones of the employees, without any special plans or additional equipment?
(This article was originally published in Public Safety IT Jan/Feb 2010)
By Pat McCarthy
A distinct difference exists between an interview and an interrogation. During an interview, we are gathering information. During an interrogation, we are trying to get the suspect to admit his role in a crime.
(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jul 2009)
By Jeff Dorfsman
Remember the satisfaction.
(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Jan/Feb 2014)