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The Familiar Sounds of Law Enforcement

May 01, 2019 in Defensive Tactics & Driving & Roadway & Law Enforcement Today & Officer Safety & Survival & Patrol & Training
By: Darrin Fulton

Law enforcement is one of only a handful of jobs where all the senses are engaged much of the time. There are obviously distinct sights and smells that officers encounter throughout their career. However, there are sounds that law enforcement hear so often that they never seem to go away throughout an officer’s life. The following is a short list of just a few of those. Sirens: Of course, this one is a little obvious, but the sound of a polic... Full Article »

PTSD Is Not a 4-Letter Word

Mar 18, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival & Patrol & Training
By: Darrin Fulton

In the summer of 2004, I was a mere intern working in the CSI lab, hoping to learn more about my dream job. Fifteen years later, I can still vividly see the first dead body I saw, half his head missing, due to a gunshot wound from a .44 handgun. I still remember picking up pieces of skull from halfway across the apartment complex parking lot where it took place and placing it on his body. I can still see the blood running down the street to the d... Full Article »