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Author: Law Officer

Safety Tip: Carry a Backup Light

We're all issued a flashlight. Some of you who work days don't always carry it with you, but that's foolishyou never know when you'll have to search a dark cellar, warehouse or garage. With all of the inexpensive, small, high-intensity flashlights on the market these days, there's no reason not to have one on your belt at all times.

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Highlights from ILEETA 2007

The International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) annual conference has become one of the premier events in law enforcement training. Held every year in the Chicago area, the event draws several hundred of the most committed and dedicated trainers from around the country. The conference includes a mixture of lecture and hands-on training combined with a trade show of top vendors. Check out the below photos from this year's conference.

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Mass Appeal

In these changing times, the challenges of attracting qualified applicants to forsake the gains of other careers to join the law enforcement community continue to grow. Agencies that in the past didn't have to worry about a quality applicant pool or the geographic availability of future officers now find themselves promoting themselves heavily in-state and in other parts of the country. Some are offering hiring bonuses and, in some cases, bringing officers into their department at the same promotional level as their previous department. And that's just the laterals.

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