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Author: Malcolm A. McGuire

My First ILEETA Conference

This year I had the opportunity to attend my first International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) Conference in Chicago, Illinois.  I have been a law enforcement instructor since 2010 and have been an ILEETA member for the past couple of years.  However this was my first conference experience. I am not ashamed to say I was a little intimidated at the thought of being around all of these full-time trainers and instructors.  Many have been teaching courses and giving presentations longer than I’ve been a cop and some are legendary in the profession.  A couple have given...

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Whose Scrutiny Are We Really Concerned About?

Our resolve is not contingent upon how much scrutiny may come from our actions.  The past couple of years have seen a serious increase in media attention as it pertains to law enforcement interactions with the public.  Specifically in instances of use of force against “unarmed” minority citizens. Bottom line, the media is going to do what it does.  “If it bleeds, it leads”.  That has never been a secret to us and should therefore come as no surprise.  What is most troubling right now is the amount of negativity and lack of enthusiasm coming from brothers and sisters...

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