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Personal Protective Equipment Helps People in Many Environments

Personal Protective Equipment(PPE) is worn by individuals who work in dangerous or hazardous environments or conditions. This type of protective gear is designed to keep individuals safe from harm that may result from exposure to chemical spills, splashing, or vapors, flying objects or debris, blunt impacts, heat, electrical hazards, infection and so on. There are all different kinds of personal protective equipment that an individual may be required to wear depending on the situation. Examples of items include gloves, facial masks or shields, overgarments, ear protection, boots, helmets, goggles, or any other equipment …Read more […..]

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Is That A Cop? Or A Fraud With A Fake Badge?

Is that a cop or an impostor pulling you over? (Seth Periman, AP). That navy blue sedan behind you with the flashing blue light on the dash is probably a cop — but it could be a creep using police paraphernalia to get you to pull over. How to tell the difference? And what should you do if you’re not sure? In the United States, almost all traffic enforcement work is done by police driving one of the following vehicles: * Ford Crown Victoria sedan * Chevy Impala sedan (some departments also use the smaller Malibu and the Lumina sedans as well, though the majority in service today are Impalas) * Chevy Tahoe …Read more […..]

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Officers Under Attack

Kudos to Fox and Hannity for running this story. Too many times we see stories showing Police misconduct. This shows–like we need to be shown– just what is going on out there! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEFxpfJQnZA&hl=en_US&fs=1&]

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Prisoner Overpowers Maryland Deputy in Car, Escapes

I would think that procedures will really need to be assessed after this one. Is it possible that this older officer was complacent? I saw it many, many times….Glad he is OK.Aug. 15–Nearly four dozen law enforcement personnel from Howard and Anne Arundel counties, as well members of the Maryland State Police, were searching Friday for a 20-year-old prisoner from Jessup who used his handcuffs to choke a sheriff’s deputy and escape from custody late Thursday, authorities said.Devin James Champagne, who was found guilty earlier Thursday evening of felony theft by a Howard County jury, could now face new charges of attempted …Read more […..]

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Why We Don't Shoot: The unwritten use of force policy

This is an excellent article that is spot on!JOHN WILLSTraining ContributorI’m not going to get myself into a jam. If they don’t want aggressive cops, I’m willing to spend my twenty just showing up when I’m supposed to and not making any waves while I’m there.That was from a cop who spoke with me confidentially during one of the breaks from a recent training session. As much as I tried to counsel him about the need to do the right thing, he was adamant about giving the bosses what they wanted. Unfortunately, I’ve heard this same rhetoric from a number of cops, and quite frankly, it disturbs me.I wrote about this situation September …Read more […..]

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Article That Describes Actions of the Northlake Police Chief

This article is an awesome one that decribes how law enforcement management gets at Police Officers, most of whom are union members. From personal experience my opinion is that The City Of Northlake, Illinois’ Police Chief Dennis Koletsos uses this technique extensively. After never having any complaints against me in 10 years on the job it was funny how after becoming our Union President I was suddenly being suspended and investigated for “anonyomous” complaints, etc….. Those who have worked there know what I am talking about. Those except for the relatively few suck ups that would sell their soul if it meant getting …Read more […..]

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Post-critical incident conversations: Be careful what you say, and to whom you say it

This is something that every officer should be knowledgeable about. It is not something that is paid much attention to in a young officer’s career. It is gone over in the Police Academy but not in depth and it is not something that I really worried about. If you are ever involved in a critical incident it is imperative that you be aware of this. If you are not aware of all your rights then get a union rep asap before answering any questions from superiors.Police Liability and Litigationwith Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. You are on patrol, thirty minutes until the end of your week-long midnight shift rotation, you are tired, a bit …Read more […..]

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