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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 Post Shooting 48 Hour Rule Is A Must

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The demand made by a police oversight panel is just another uneducated, baseless request that makes no sense unless you want to harm law enforcement.

The L.A. Riots: 24 Years Later

Los Angeles would not gain a sense of normalcy until May 5th when residents returned to work and kids returned to school.

LESMA Lists 90 Officers Shot In 2016

According to the Law Enforcement And Supporters For Media Accountability, there have been 90 police officers shot in the line of duty in 2016. “Day number 115 (April 24, 2016) in the year, and 90 police officers shot to date…. Five of those have been in the last 24 hours. Seventeen officers have died by […]

Today Was A Tough Day

The leading killer of law enforcement officers is suicide.

Sound of Silence

The North Richland Hills (TX) Police Department recently posted video, which was produced for their 2016 Awards Banquet.

With My Life….If Need Be

It is truly what makes the law enforcement profession so incredible. Yes at times it seems tough. The media, political pundits and even your own friends call into question why you do what you do..

The Silence of a President

This past week has been an onslaught of tragic news for law enforcement. Seven police officers were killed in six days and all but one were gunned down by assailants.

The 5 Most Dangerous Risks

Professions that deal in risk owe it to each employee to constantly evaluate the risks that pose significant danger to those doing the job.

Ready to Go

Before I discuss what type of bag you’ll need, there is a difference between a law enforcement go bag and a survivalist bug out bag

Protect our Academy Recruits

Whether a death occurred during part of basic training or out in the field should not make a difference when counting it as a line-of-duty death.