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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.

Body Cameras Are Just Part Of The Solution

The study is being described as a “sea change in modern policing” but that is not all that will be needed for American Law Enforcement to drastically change the profession.

The Requirements To Credible ‘Police Reform’

To do those things would be courageous and difficult because it may change one's view on the issue. Facebook rants are much easier.

Faith, Family and The Job……

I have never discussed my "philosophy" in regards to what I expect from those that work for me. For several years now, I continually tell those around me of what I expect their priorities to be.

Remember 9/11: The Story of NYPD Officer Moira Smith

Displaying outward calm, Officer Smith was last seen heading back into the South Tower to help evacuate more people

Remember 9/11: ‘His Name Is Christopher Amoroso’

Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman (ret.) ends most of his talks with a picture of Chris and if you haven't seen it in his presentation, then you need to.

Project Endure To Honor Fallen Officers

This November through December Los Angeles Police Officer Joe Cirrito will put on his full Class-A uniform and run from Los Angeles to Sacramento which is a 400 mile distance.

The ‘Guardian’ Mindset On Display

There will be times when violent criminals prey on those less fortunate and there will be times our law enforcement officers will have to run towards the gunfire either meant for them or an innocent citizen and when those times arise, we better be prepared.

This Is War

Those thoughts and feelings came back like a vengeance this morning as I heard the news about Baton Rouge.

The New Discrimination In America

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The history of America is wrought with evil and hate and I was painfully reminded of this after watching the excellent movie, Free State of Jones.

President Obama Is A Slow Learner

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President Obama just can’t help himself. Within 24 hours of two police shootings involving African Americans and white police officers, he makes a statement about the local police cases.