Yearly Archives: 2017

Traffic Stop Safety – Part II

After setting up a safe traffic stop you must then prepare to interact with the officer and practice your own calming techniques. You have already done everything in your power to ease the anxiety the officer feels in approaching your car. And about the stop…

Traffic Stop Safety – Part I

Although police officers are killed more in other encounters each year “Traffic stops” are found to be the one thing officers do each day that scares them the most. Not many officers are willing to admit to the fears associated with traffic stops but they…

The Bomb, the Bodies and PTSD

Today I wanted to present a topic that is usually very difficult for many police officer to discuss.  It is job-related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  In law enforcement it is not talked about too often because the onset of symptoms happen slower then those in…

D.O.P.E. Spotlight – Officer Billy Ray Fields

Billy Ray Fields has been a patrolman for about 7 years. Below is his interview in his own words from his perspective. The “D.O.P.E. Spotlight” is series of real-life encounters by active and retired polices officers.  These featured stories are to provide a little insight into…