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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.

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.

We Owe Our Retired Police Officers More

The vast majority of police officers retire prior to the age of 65. The stress of the job combined with the physical demand almost makes it mandatory well before medicare age.

They Were Everything That Was Right

If you make up these daily heroes in uniform, it is my promise to you that I will do everything that I can to tell the world how great you are.

No One Cares

Members of the Los Angeles Police Department are enforcing criminal behavior and when they find it, they pursue it, just like common sense citizens would want them to.

Is RoboCop Coming To Your City?

What do you think? Will robots make a significant impact on the profession or in communities?

Trooper Bobby Smith Inspired The Entire Profession

Smith took the tragedy that occurred to him and later obtained a PhD and eventually returned to State Police as the agency's director of peer support counseling and stress management and a staff advisor.