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An Open Letter to Officers and Their Families

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014
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One year ago, Christy Freeman’s husband was shot seven times while on duty in a small, affluent community. His preparation and actions saved his life. Now, Freeman appeals to all officers to examine their own preparation and fight complacency.

The author with her husband, David Freeman of Alpharetta (Ga.) PD. He survived an attack in which he was shot seven times. Photo Courtesy Christy Freeman

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End of Watch: March 2014

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014
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While LODDs are up sharply from the month prior, for the first quarter of the year they are historically low. ...

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Don’t Just Provide Training, Change Culture

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014
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Training is great, but if you want to really keep your officers safe you need to inculcate a culture of safety. Yolo County, Calif., shows how one agency did just that. ...

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End of Watch: February 2014

Posted by on Mar 2, 2014
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With two months of 2014 behind us, our year-to-date line-of-duty death losses now total 13 according to our partners at the Officer Down Memorial Page. Four of those losses occurred during February. Photo courtesy ...

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CrossFit & Below 100: An Unexpected Match

Posted by on Feb 5, 2014
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In 2000, a fitness trainer introduced a radical new fitness regime—one that didn’t require any gym equipment. Today, CrossFit is a nationwide fitness phenomenon. Understanding how and why it grew so quickly can provide insight into the growth of the Below 100 movement, and where it can go from here.

Credit: AP Photo/U.S. Air Force, Justin Connaher

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What It Means to Watch Your Speed

Posted by on Feb 5, 2014
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We expect the public to watch their speed—and then what do we do ourselves?

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