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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 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

Movie ‘Patriots Day’ Is A Must See

The opening scene, showing Wahlberg arresting a dopey Boston crook, prompted laughter.

Patrol Rifles Are Necessary For The Safety Of Communities

Fresno and the rest of the country needs to get over yourself. We live in a violent society where evil people prey on our citizenry and you don't call a politician to come save you.

Six Georgia Police Officers Shot In Six Days Highlights A Deadly Year For Law Enforcement

Georgia has taken the brunt of tragedy in 2916, seeing eight line of duty deaths so far.

How President Trump Can Make Policing Great Again

The ultimate test on whether President Elect Trump is sincere for his support for law enforcement is what he will do as President Trump.

The Uniform Was The Target

Those were the words from San Antonio Police Chief William McManus on Monday after San Antonio Detective Benjamin Marconi was ambushed and murdered as he sat in his patrol car writing a citation.

Law Officer Announces Annual Humanitarian Award

It is in this spirit that Law Officer will be giving an annual Humanitarian Award to the law enforcement officer, current or retired, to recognize their "service, dedication and leadership in serving mankind."

Law Enforcement: The Ultimate Safety Pin

In the wake of Donald Trump’s election, many groups in the United States, including African Americans, Muslims and women, are feeling scared and uneasy.

Coaches, Mentors, Cops: The Watts Bears

An inside look at the Watts Bears, a youth football and mentoring program run by the LAPD in Watts, Los Angeles.