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Local governments providing hazard pay, stipends for first responders

In March, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said hazard pay for first responders could be considered for future legislation to address the COVID-19 national emergency. As federal officials continue working to implement the third COVID-19 stimulus package, several...

A primer on gun retention

Every year, law enforcement officers are feloniously murdered in the line of duty, most commonly by gunfire. Some fallen officers had their firearms taken from them and were subsequently killed by their own guns. In this article, I offer five steps for improving gun...

How simulators can help your agency maintain training during a crisis

Police work is an up-close-and-personal kind of business. So when an infectious disease crisis like COVID-19 requires police officers to keep their distance from each other, altering their routines to cope with this threat without compromising their skills is no...