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Over the years I have had the unique opportunity to speak to a variety of audiences in many different areas related to public safety, intelligence, and command leadership principles. Some of my favorite experiences were speaking in front of newly pr…

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Ohio’s Vigorous Response to Violence: Getting Police the Tools They Need The other day I posted an article here in “The Blotter” entitled: How Vigorous is Your State’s Response to Violence? I quoted author and award-winnin…

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Cartridges cases on the floor –  show us who we’re looking for. This KGW8 news article, reports the arrest of a suspect, Marshawn Edwards for shooting into a crowded bar in Northwest Portland last fall and for killing a man in…

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Author and award-winning LA Times Reporter, Jill Leovey writes insightfully in her book, Ghettoside: Investigating A Homicide Epidemic, that: “Where the criminal justice system fails to respond vigorously to violent injury and death, homicide …

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Many years ago, as a rookie patrol officer, I was working a day shift in the downtown sector. It was just before evening rush hour and traffic was building.  I was sitting at a red light when the car in front of me made a right turn.  Ther…

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March 17, 2022

“WE GOT HIM!”

“WE GOT HIM!” with these three simple words, Oconee County Sheriff James A. Hale Jr. summed up what Elijah Wood’s family, everyone at the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office, and the greater community had been waiting a year for, …

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Teamwork – Tactics - Technology: A winning trifecta combination in dealing with crime and violence. Read this news piece and learn how Cross-jurisdictional Teamwork, policy-driven Tactics, and leveraging Technology combined to identify and ar…

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Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.           - General George S. Patton Leaders have many roles: set the example, coach, mentor…

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I am sure he could feel the adrenaline still surging through his body as he finished his run. Once in his car, he probably looked at himself in the rear-view mirror focusing squarely on the red hooded sweatshirt he was wearing that was now soaking u…

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Fish gets burnt – catch and release ends – for a long time anyway Note: The following is a highly editorialized abstract from a recent News release, by the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of South Carolina.…

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