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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.

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.

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.