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...

Officer Involved Shootings

By Terry Baxter, Law Enforcement and Safety Specialist When you accept the responsibilities of becoming a law enforcement officer, there are many tragic events you will experience throughout your career, but I would think the most traumatic event you could ever...

Emergency Vehicle Operations

By Terry Baxter, Law Enforcement and Safety Specialist I can still remember the first time I drove a patrol car back in 1978, to me it was exciting and I remember feeling empowered, driving a super powerful 1977 Plymouth Fury with operating top lights and siren, all...

Lange v. California

By Terry Baxter, Law Enforcement and Safety Specialist A new U.S. Supreme Court ruling this past month related to a police officer’s warrantless entry into a person’s garage. The incident giving rise to Lange v. California began when a California Highway Patrol...
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