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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.

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.

It Is Time To ‘Man Up’

Morality should mean something to those behind the badge and if you are going to abuse the one you promised your life to, what will you do to a co-worker or the community if you had a chance?

6 Days…9 Heroes…Where Do We Go From Here?

There have been 6 heroes killed in between. Six days, 9 heroes and where does that leave us?

Blue Alert System Should Be Implemented In Every State

Several years ago I tried unsuccessfully to get a Blue Alert System in my state. Similar to an Amber Alert, it is designed to alert the public and law enforcement when someone has assaulted or shot a police officer and is on the run.

I Apologize….Now What?

For those that have been hurt or heard stories of others being hurt, I think what Chief Cunningham and others have done is important and needed but now we have to ask a very important question.

To The Mayor Of Boston: ‘It’s Time’

The letter that Mayor Walsh rejected said that the Boston Police was being “outgunned and undermanned." It appears they were last night.