November 2017

Sexting: Are You Training to Prevent It?

John G. Peters, Jr., Ph.D., CTC, CLS By now, you have heard about the 21 month jail sentence given to former New York Congressman, Anthony Weiner, for sexting a 15-year-old girl. Sentenced on September 25, 2017, he will begin his incarceration in early November. Sexting, or textual harassment, generally involves the sending or receiving of sexually explicit text messages, photos, video, social network messages, E-mails, etc., which can lead to a sexually charged workplace, cyberbullying, embarrassment, and almost always gets…


Target Selection for Effective Firearms Training

Todd Fletcher It’s time to go to the range. You pack up your range bag; you make sure you have your eye and ear protection; you grab your favorite blaster and holster; and then, after checking to ensure you have the rounds to feed it, off to the range you go. After you arrive, you get everything set up and loaded, throw on your eye and ear protection and start hammering away at the same old boring targets you always…


The Best Cop Movies of All Time

 Ed Nowicki The results may be surprising to some. Hollywood has been churning out cop movies from the days of the humorous Keystone Kops silent movies of the 1920s to the “bang bang, shoot ’em up” movies of today.  So, what are the best cop movies? Why not go to the inspiration – real or imagined – and ask the cops? After all, you don’t ask football players for the best baseball movies. “The Ten Best Cop Movies” were determined…


Eleven Firearms-related Skills Which Most Cops Don’t Practice (but Really Should)

Ralph Mroz “There’s more to shooting than shooting” is how I often make the point that there’s much more to armed self-defense for cops – both on- and off-duty – than knowing how to shoot. I will often get nods of agreement in return, but, regrettably, most people continue to think that, if they can hit an eight inch target from five yards in two seconds (without concealment), they are good to go. And, don’t even get me started about…


Law Enforcement Leadership November December 2017

MICHAEL CARPENTER TEN CRITICAL MANAGEMENT TRAINING AREAS TO REVIEW              In-service training for personnel varies widely among departments.  Unfortunately, there are too many states which mandate no in-service training each year for police officers – of any rank! Many departments do offer in-service training, but it’s sporadic, often reactive to a situation that occurred which might have been avoided if an officer had been better trained, or the result of a multimillion dollar lawsuit against an agency. Are you…


BUSTED! – Real Stories of Genuine Absurdity November/December 2017

James L. McClinton, Ph.D I just learned where Grandpa got his lowrider golf cart… In Florida, a SWAT team from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Department raided The Villages retirement community in the sprawling complex near Ocala, uncovering what they believe is a golf cart chopshop operation, along with illegal drugs. Souped-up golf carts are a popular way to get around in the community which is home to more than 150,000 people. Windshields, seat cushions, wheels, and tires were found in…


…AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH November/December 2017

Ramesh Nyberg The Monsters Among Us “Hey!” Steve Martin’s character yells to his boss in the 1979 comedy classic, The Jerk. “These oil cans are defective!” And, he chuckles as he watches them, one by one, spring leaks. His boss spots the bumbling, rifle-toting assassin across the street on the hill and yells back, “We don’t have defective cans; we have a defective person over there!” We are in the “defective people” business. Whether the people we deal with are…


The Wheels of Justice November December 2017

Sergeant James Post TRANSPORTATION 2018  P&SN presents its 20th annual report on the latest technical advances in police vehicles, components and aftermarket equipment. Welcome to our annual transportation issue where we cover all that’s new for the coming year – vehicles, emergency lighting and other accessories, plus all the results from the Michigan State Police (MSP) annual emergency vehicle tests. So, grab a cup of java, sit back and enjoy. Oh, yeah, don’t forget something to write with so you…


Above and Beyond

Noted cartoonist Don Lomax has teamed up with Police and Security News to produce “Above and Beyond…” – real depictions of heroic acts by law enforcement professionals. Just as our soldiers deserve recognition for their bravery overseas, so do the men and women of law enforcement here on the home front. Do you (or someone you know) deserve special recognition for answering the call of duty while ignoring your own personal safety? Police and Security News wants to know! Nominations…