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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.

Meet The 56 Year Old Hero That Helped Save A Police Officer

When you think of the word "hero" you don't always think of a 56 year old woman listening to gospel music but that is exactly what a hero looked like Sunday morning in Baton Rouge (LA).

Do Police Body Cameras Reduce Misconduct Or False Complaints?

More often, police are seeing reduced complaints because citizens are hesitant to lie on cops when they know there is video evidence.

My Defense Of Mayor Eula Clark

That certainly depends on what was done but generally, I believe there should always be context given to any accusation.

Law Enforcement Training: Our Commitment To You

Training is a top priority here at Law Officer. As the current Editor In Chief, I bear a lot of responsibility to follow the lead of those before me and ensure that our readers are given every opportunity to learn and grow in their profession.

The Final Act

Thursday's act made it the most commutations granted in one day in American History and and some may ask why has President Obama gone out of his way to be number one in this area.

2016 Year In Review: The Debate Is Over

As 2016 comes to a close, there is a painful reminder of what happened to law enforcement throughout the year.

The Politics Of Shooting At Moving Cars

I wonder just how much these policies that prevent police from protecting themselves had to do with that increase?

Rude But Not Racist

Craig had called police Wednesday to report that her neighbor choked her 7-year-old son to get him to pick up trash.

The Deadliest Days In Law Enforcement

Gunfire deaths are especially during these days with approximately two-thirds of line of duty deaths coming from felonious assaults.

The Christmas Grief

I remember events in my childhood that put a smile on my face and I also remember parts of "the job" that brings me sadness this time of year