Cold Weather Safety for Law Enforcement

By Todd Duncan, Law Enforcement and Safety Specialist ‘Tis the season for Nebraska winter weather, and this means performing routine and critical operations in less-than-ideal or sometimes even hazardous conditions. As a law enforcement officer, working in hazardous...

REVISITING LB51 – ONE YEAR LATER

By Todd Duncan, Law Enforcement and Safety Specialist The passage of LB 51 in 2021 triggered numerous changes related to law enforcement training requirements, certification, and use of force. While some provisions took effect in 2021, others were set to take effect...

Avoiding Deer-Vehicle Collisions

Todd Duncan, Law Enforcement and Safety Specialist Slow down and be aware—especially at dawn and dusk and in the fall. When we think of fall in Nebraska we think of Husker football, cooler weather, and fall colors. Fall also marks the beginning of deer breeding...

Law Enforcement Liability – Vehicle Operations

By Terry Baxter, Law Enforcement and Safety Specialist When was the last time anyone in your agency reviewed policy relating to emergency vehicle operations? When was the last time your agency conducted any type of defensive or emergency driving exercise? Most might...

Weapon Confusion

By Terry Baxter, Law Enforcement and Safety Specialist On April 11, 2021, Daunte Wright was fatally shot by Officer Kimberly Potter, Brooklyn City Police Department during a traffic stop and attempted arrest on an outstanding warrant in Minnesota. While Wright...