New Approach to 911 calls with Mental Health Issues

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office covers Summit County, Colorado, which is an alpine environment. They are at the top of the Continental Divide, one hour west of Denver. The area encompasses several ski towns, including Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin,...

Careers in Law Enforcement

Overview of Careers in Law Enforcement There are a lot of different jobs in law enforcement. Today we’re going to cover local law enforcement, state law enforcement, federal law enforcement and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Generally, there are two...

1811 Special Agent

What is a 1811 Special Agent? An 1811 special agent is a job classification code in the federal government. Any federal agency that has special agents. Special agents working for federal law enforcement agencies are going to be classified as an 1811, which is the job...

Protecting US Olympic Athletes

My name is Wonjoon Eric Song, I am a special agent with the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) of the United States Department of State. I am currently serving at the U S embassy in Seoul, South Korea, where I am servicing as the Assistant Regional Security Officer...

How Crime Scenes are Processed

My name is Joanna Hollenback, and I am an investigator in the Forensic Services Unit with the Madison Police Department. I am a police officer, it’s a promoted position, and I do crime scene processing. I have been with the Police Department there in Madison for...

How to Pass the Chief’s Interview

This article was written with the assistance of Dan Flippo who retired as a Deputy Chief of Operations after 29.5 years with the City of Santa Cruz Police Department. He now teaches for the Savage Training Group and for the National Tactical Officers Association. Good...