February 2012 Blog Posts (10)

PoliceOne's First Women's eNews!

VERY proud of our initial newsletter. For some reason, pregnant cops continues to be a perplexing issue for some police agencies:

http://www.policeone.com/law-enforcement-newsletter/P1-Women-Officers-eNews-February-15-2011

Added by Betsy Brantner Smith on February 23, 2012 at 10:19pm — 2 Comments

One Soldier’s Ability to Adapt and Overcome

Although he is most famous for shaking his bum on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars; J. R. Martinez is much more than a dancer. He spoke at the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas on Feb. 21.; I was honored to hear his story firsthand. As the entire audience hung on his every word, J.R. laughed and joked about the deepest darkest…

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Added by Karen Bartuch on February 23, 2012 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

IPhone App

For those of us that have Iphones I was just recently advised of an app called Field Contact. It cost 4.99 but it is well worth the cost. With this app you can enter contact information plus photo and stop location right on your phone and it is password protected. Ive had it for a couple weeks and so far found it useful. Hope this helps

Added by Lisa Brennan on February 23, 2012 at 2:58pm — 1 Comment

Must Read for Police re: ammunition cycling.

Our friends over at Bolo Report recently posted this article about the dangers of repeated chambering of the same bullet(s).  If you routinely unload and reload a firearm, as most cops do, this is good information to have.

Have you dry fired today?

Kim

Added by Kim Heath on February 18, 2012 at 8:25pm — No Comments

Thesis Survey for the Blue Ceiling

Ladies - I am a patrol sergeant for an agency in Florida and I am currently working on my double thesis for my Master's degree. I am requesting you to participate (it is anonymous) in my online survey for the "Blue Ceiling." It is based on the invisible barrier(s) that effects the hiring, retention, and advancement of women in law enforcement. The link to the survey is …
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Added by Jennifer D on February 16, 2012 at 1:49pm — 5 Comments

48 Deputies laid off

Hi everyone!  My name is Jo Donner and I'm a Deputy with Milwaukee County.  On February 6th, 48 of my brothers and sisters were laid off!  This has been a political battle that has been going on for a couple of months, but rather that get into everything that is wrong with that, I'm here to ask for your help. 

I'd first like to tell you about those deputies who have been laid off.  They have a minimum of 8 years on the job, most with 10 and 11.  They are NOT new hires, but rather…

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Added by Jo Donner on February 8, 2012 at 4:36pm — 6 Comments

Workouts and Tunnel Vision

So, I was on the treadmill today, thinking about that extra 1/4 mile, 1/2 mile, mile that we all try to push for, getting that endurance level up.  I'm no workout guru, but with G8/NATO just ahead, it's past time to make sure we are doing all we can to prepare ourselves.

In any case, the whole endurance thing was going through my head, I thought, this is great, but only somewhat realistic of what might happen.  As a result, I started to change it up some.  I would speed up, then stop…

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Added by Beata Staszewski on February 8, 2012 at 10:31am — 1 Comment

There is a New Running Shoe in Town: Women’s UA Charge RC Running Shoe

I admit it; I had a prejudice - a prejudice against running shoes. I only wore Nike. I had previously tried all other brands: Adidas, New Balance, Saucony - you name it, I had owned it at one point. For the longest time, Nike was the most comfortable and best choice for my super sweaty “grandma” feet (no offense…

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Added by Karen Bartuch on February 6, 2012 at 8:30pm — 9 Comments

Tactical Medicine

QUESTION: How many WTA members on here carry any medical equipment on their duty belt or body armor, such as an IFAK (individual first aid kit), or even just a tourniquet when out in the field?

Hello WTA members,

As a board certified physician in Emergency Medicine with a growing interest in Tactical Medicine, I would like to get an idea of how many of you can initiate self care in the field if needed?

I recently completed a two week course in tactical medicine given by…

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Added by Frances Lawson on February 5, 2012 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

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