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Mindset: The Selector Switch

There is a scene in the movie “The Matrix” in which Morpheus is educating Neo on the world: “The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now, in this very room. You can see

Problems and Solutions Unique to Law Enforcement, Part VIII

The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rightsshall not be construed to deny or disparageothers retained by the people. U.S. Constitution, Ninth Amendment Enumeration: List of rights Certain: Fixed, settled Rights: That which a person has

America’s Armed Forces: A Special Tribute

Reawakening America LLC in Partnership with the National Association of Chiefs of Police By Vincent J. Bove This special tribute is in honor of America’s armed forces. America must eternally honor all who protect us through

Why Gun Control Laws Rarely Work

The debate over gun control never really stays dormant for too long; all that is needed for it to erupt is yet another mass shooting. Some of the latest shootings have sparked much more deliberation than

Supervisory Security Specialist (NIH Chief of Police) (General Services)

Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of HealthOffice of Research Services The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, the world’s largest medical research facility, is seeking applications from exceptional candidates for a Supervisory

Echoes Of Columbine: School Violence Awareness And Prevention

On Thursday, June 16, 2022, I was privileged to address 75 police chiefs and associate members of the Bergen County Police Chiefs Association (BCPCA) in Haworth, N.J. My remarks were titled, “Echoes of Columbine: School Violence

America’s Active Shooter Crisis Demands Visionary Leadership

America’s culture of violence is continually manifested through horrific active shooter tragedies. Violence is a reality of American life. Companies, schools, campuses, houses of worship, communities and public gatherings throughout the nation are potential targets. Visionary

Pistolcraft for the Tactical Operator

The course titled “Pistolcraft for the Tactical Operator” is a short four-to-six-hour (depending on the number of people in attendance) firearms training segment presented at the annual SWAT academy hosted by the South Suburban Emergency Response Team

Pot Shots

It seems that good quality firearms are still hard to get. Prices haven’t gone up much in the last year, but availability is the issue. No definitive word on if the availability issue is due to

Museum Notes – Spring 2022

Tourism to the Space Coast of Florida was very strong during the first quarter of 2022 with museum attendance well ahead of pre-COVID numbers! We have been focused on enhancing the visitor experience at the Hall of

Bass Reeves

Bass Reeves (July 1838-January 1910) was the first black Deputy U.S. Marshal west of the Mississippi River. Born into slavery, Reeves gained his freedom during the Civil War, possibly getting into an altercation with his enslaver

The Importance of Authority

It has been a tough couple of years for police departments and their officers. A record number of law enforcement officers (458) were killed in the line of duty in 2021, with many losing their lives to

Letters to the Editor

NACOP Gift Program A Fun Surprise Dear NACOP, Hello, thank you so much for my presents! I am about to play the IQ Link game, and I can’t wait to start making the off-road rover car!

A Valuable Weapon For The Toolbox

It’s 3 p.m. in Virginia Beach, Va., at the North American Grappling Association (NAGA) Tournament. The long-awaited match is about to begin between two Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitors. The first competitor is a judo champion and coming off

UNIQUE TO LAW ENFORCEMENT, Part VII

Oh, say can you see American police officers standing tall What so proudly we hail’d Saving those from oppression, violence and crime through the perilous fight … so gallantly Forsaking their own safety to bravely protect

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