Law Enforcement Articles

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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Best Police Podcast

The Best Police Podcasts of 2021

Every police officer has a story to tell. These podcasts let you hear from the officers themselves in their own words. The calls the that went well, and those that went sideways. Guests includes officers working in a variety of jobs in law enforcement and the topics...

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James Bernazzani

Life as an FBI Agent Fighting Terrorism

The information in this article is based on the personal experience of James Bernazzani, a special agent in the FBI for over 23 years. He now teaches at the masters level at The Tulane University School of Professional Advancement. Being a special agent in the FBI is...

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