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Darien PD “Smacks” Down Drug Traffickers

Jul 22, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today
By: Robert J. Kicklighter

The scourge of drug trafficking, that favors violence and sows the seeds of suffering and death, requires of society as a whole an act of courage. --Pope Francis One-minute shy of midnight on July 3, 2017, the efforts to thwart drug trafficking through a small and beautiful Georgia community paid off as officers from the Darien Police Department, Darien, Ga., intercepted one of the nation's deadliest drugs. While operating a Stalker XLR LIDAR ... Full Article »

Building Blue Bridges

Jul 14, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival & Patrol & Training
By: Robert J. Kicklighter

Imagine working as a criminal investigator in Baghdad, Iraq, and attempting to use forensic science to work crime scenes in hostile combat environments with limited resources. Further, imagine trying to teach these same techniques to law enforcement officers in Botswana, Africa, where resources are insufficient in a country formally listed as one of the poorest locations on earth. It would seem impossible to accomplish. But Michael Hullihan, Jr. ... Full Article »

The Void that Cannot be Filled

Jul 10, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership
By: Robert J. Kicklighter

When a great man dies, for years the light he leaves behind him, lies on the paths of men --Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The perception of law enforcement in America is one of disdain for many, based on several founded and unfounded incidents over the last eight years. Rarely officers are shown in a positive light by the media, who relish in the conflict between police and the community because of the increase ratings and profit margins. Then t... Full Article »

When It’s Time to Sacrifice All

Jul 06, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival & Patrol & Training
By: Robert J. Kicklighter

Police officers are scrutinized more than ever in today’s world. They are subject to audio and video recordings where the world can review their response to any incident. Also, their actions are constantly questioned by members of the community and media. Further, when they use force, they are rarely supported by the public. In 1997, officers from the Glynn County Police Department were forced to use the force they spent 3 ½ hours trying to av... Full Article »