Law Enforcement Articles

Police Officer Javier Acosta

Passing the Police Hiring Process

This article was written with the assistance of Police Officer Javier Acosta who has been with the San Jose Police Department for close to 24 years. He is currently assigned to the department’s recruiting unit which hires for 3 academies per year with 50 recruits each...

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Armored-Vehicle-Training

SWAT – Armored Vehicle and K9 Training – Part 3

This article was written with the assistance of George Creamer and Rich Diliberti, owners of Integrated Tactical Concepts which provides training for SWAT teams throughout the United States and internationally. ARMORED VEHICLE TRAINING The types of armored vehicles...

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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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Detective-Louie-Aguilera

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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Detective-Michael-Lumbard

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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