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Travis Yates

Travis Yates is a writer and editor at Law Officer. His Seminars in Risk Management & Officer Safety have been taught across the United States & Canada. Major Yates has a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He is the Director of Training for SAFETAC Training.

Lies, Damned Lies, And Statistics

Despite massive drops in stop and frisks by the Chicago Police Department, African Americans are being stopped at a 71% rate while they only make up one-third of the population in the city.

London Terror Attack Reveals The Dangers Of Restrictive Police Policy

It is tragic that PC Keith Palmer, like most of his fellow officers, was unarmed and could not defend himself or others against an evil terrorist.

ILEETA 2017: The Emerson Hour

Since 2015, The International Law Enforcement Trainers and Educators Association (ILEETA) has sponsored the Emerson Hour.

ILEETA 2017: Rediscovering Your Passion

Representing IMPACT First Responders, the class by Valone was both refreshing and impacting, Dennis reminded all of those in attendance why everyone went into law enforcement.

ILEETA 2017 Opening Ceremony

The International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) has launched in St. Louis (MO) and it started with inspiring messages Executive Director Harvey Hedden and Deputy Executive Director Brian

The Obstruction Of The Police Officer

Did you hear about the disturbing event that happened yesterday?

The Death Penalty And Cop Killers

Admittedly, I didn't see a need for the Federal Government to step in and prosecute law enforcement murders. That is until today.

Magic Words Will Not Reduce Deadly Force

Law enforcement today is the most trained and most professional they have been in history.

Brutal But Necessary

The only option, as I see it, is exactly what the officer does. He uses strikes to the body in areas of the body that would not severely injure the suspect but it is designed for pain compliance to get the suspect into custody.

The Legacy Of Deputy Curtis Bartlett

Indeed, while just 32 years old, the Army veteran that had served in Iraq had already been a K9 officer, SRO and was pushing fitness to a new level in his area.