Law Enforcement Articles

Diplomatic Security Service

Diplomatic Security Service

I am Patrick Mills and am currently the Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Diplomatic Security Service's Chicago Field Office covering 13 states in the Midwest region. I decided to enter federal law enforcement in my early 20s because in a previous life I had been a...

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Detective Stuart Somershoe

Cold Case Detective

Stuart Somershoe is a cold case Detective with the Phoenix Police Department. Detective Somershoe discusses one of the sadist cold cases he has worked in his 24 years of law enforcement, identifying the body of a young girl who was the victim of a homicide.

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Detective Tim Fay

Detective and Hostage Negotiator

My name is Timothy Fay. I am a Detective and Digital Forensic Examiner and Hostage Negotiator for the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office in Palm Beach County, Florida. I think I was extremely interested in law enforcement from when I was very young. My hero growing up...

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How Homicide Detectives Really Solve Cases

My name is Louie Aguilera and I'm a homicide detective for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau. My career path in law enforcement goes back to probably the late '70s, when I was about seven or eight years old, as far back as I can remember....

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Police Hostage Negotiations – Behind the Scenes

I am Detective Mike Lumbard with the Denver Police Department in Denver, Colorado. Like many police departments around the country, hostage negotiations or crisis negotiations, it's an additional duty. You're primarily a detective assigned to one specialty unit or...

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Dan Flippo

How to Present Yourself as a Law Enforcement Candidate

Dan Flippo had a 30-year law enforcement career and recently retired as Deputy Chief with the Santa Cruz Police Department in California. He now provides training to law enforcement through the Savage Training Group. It is vital to prepare and become the best...

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K-9 Dog

A Real Look at being a Law Enforcement K-9 Handler

This article has been written with the assistance of Detective Holly McManus who is K-9 Handler with the St. Francis Police Department in Wisconsin. Her canine partner is a purebred German Shepherd who goes by the name K-9 Bane. There are many different careers in law...

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Police Officer Scott Savage

How to Pass the Police Oral Board Interview

This article was written with the assistance of Police Officer Scott Savage. Officer Savage works for a Police Department in Northern California and is the owner of the Savage Training Group, which provides professional training for law enforcement officers. If you...

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FBI SWAT Team – An Inside Look

This article was written with the assistance of George Heuston, a retired FBI agent with 22 years in the Bureau When thinking about what do FBI agent do, the FBI SWAT Team is prominent. The FBI SWAT Team is an elite unit within a police force. Being in the SWAT Team...

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Firearms Examiner

The Guide to Becoming a Firearms Examiner

This article was written with the assistance of Susan Kerr. She is the manager of the Firearms Unit and Latent Prints at the Dallas Police Department. Firearms have been widely used throughout our history. However, the practice of their identification is still a...

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