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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.

The Warrior Named Officer Tim Jones

The story of Park Forrest (IL) Police Officer Tim Jones is guaranteed proof that real life warriors put their badge on each and every day to protect the citizens in their community.

The Defense Of Sergeant Dave Walker

Yes, the Tulsa Police Department has been a headline in the news for the last nine months and that came to a crescendo last Wednesday when Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby was acquitted.

We Should All Follow The Lead Of Colorado Springs Police

Fifty-six more Colorado Springs officers have new gear to protect them in an active shooter or civil disturbance situation

FBI Director’s Firing Shows Lack Of Leadership

A lawyer by trade, James Comey became the Director of the FBI in 2013 and I hope the history books get it right.

Hey Airline Industry, Welcome To Our Reality

What the airlines industry is currently experiencing is just another day for law enforcement and there are a ton of similarities.

Homicide Detective Says Facts Are Clear On Jesus

The most famous cold case in the world has been closely examines by former Los Angeles Police Cold Case Detective J. Warner Wallace and the evidence is clear.

Wear The Uniform With Pride

A consistent theme over the last few years within community policing and other areas within law enforcement has been how intimidating and "scary" the police uniform is.

The Loss Of A Great Man

When a police officer dies there is rarely a shortage of good things to say about the hero behind the badge.

A Broken Tail Light, So-Called Activists And Murder

I've become all too accustomed and even experienced the "police activist" from his mother's basement firing off social media posts and press releases without one ounce of education on law enforcement, tactics or context.

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.