The author: Jeff Garrison has over twenty-five years experience in law enforcement. He works for a police department in a Detroit area suburb. Jeff has had many roles and worked in multiple special bureaus and assignments. He is an experienced instructor, as...read more
It is reported that there are currently just over 800,000 cops in the United States as I write this. In addition, it is estimated that there are approximately 500,000 reserve / auxiliary cops in service. Unfortunately, we are killing cops all too frequently....read more
I recently received an email message from a reader. It started, “I’ve been out of the academy for a few months now, and my eating habits are in the pot.” Probably too many donuts, i figured. Due to my experience as a competitive bodybuilder, the writer hoped...read more
Over my twenty year career as an LE trainer, I have had the honor and pleasure of speaking to recruit classes of virgin law enforcement officers who are in the academy. They are typically bright-eyed young faces. It is usually refreshing because recruits are...read more
CHICKEN SOUP FOR A COP’S SOUL In the world of consultants and trainers, it is often said that the further one has traveled, the smarter he must be. That may be true. Sometimes, I feel inadequate and incapable when I am on my home turf. Overwhelmed is a good...read more
PREFACE THIS IS AN EDITORIAL OPINION ABOUT THE CURRENT POLITICAL SITUATION IN THE UNITED STATES. It is being published because it addresses our world, i.e. cops’ world condition. If you do not care to read political editorials, I understand. This is the...read more
CARS MORE DANGEROUS THAN GUNS? The recent Mid-Year Officer Fatalities Report from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C. (NLEOMF) tell the horrifying story. This country has witnessed the vehicle-related deaths of twenty-six...read more
“Do I have to?” is my usual thought when I realize that it is time to join my wife for our weekly grocery shopping trip. It’s about as much fun as having my teeth cleaned. I recently suggested that first, she join me for breakfast at my favorite little...read more
Note: This article is from the CopBlue Vault. The topic is about the safe use of Social Media. That is second nature to some. Others have become complacent. Consider this message similar to those which we occasionally read about gun safety. It is simply a...read more
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