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Preparing for Disaster Requires Cross-Agency Collaboration

By Faylin Mutch

As many local governments face budget cuts, it can be challenging to maintain strong working partnerships. Learn how this county enhanced its collaboration, preparedness, and partnerships during a federally funded FEMA-driven, county-wide emergency management exercise.

Florida Police Agency Uses Drones to Assess Hurricane Damage

By Anthony Galante

As Hurricane Irma approached the Florida coast, this police agency deployed drones to document current conditions. After Irma made landfall, the agency sent drones out again to assess storm damage and provide information about what areas were hit the worst. Learn more about their UAS program.

How to Build a Retirement Game Plan

By Leischen Stelter

All officers know the date they will retire, even rookies. Yet, not enough prepare for retirement. Here's how one officer developed a game plan, which included going back to school and starting a business. But the best thing he did? It's something he thinks ALL officers should do before they leave the force.

How Much Drug Use Occurs in Law Enforcement?

By Keith Graves

After seeing more than one officer succumb to drug abuse during his 29-year law enforcement career, this student decided to research drug use by police for his graduate thesis. Here's what he learned about officer drug use before joining the force and the prevalence of abuse during a career.

Hurricane Season: How GIS Data Continues to Change Disaster Response

By Kurt Binversie

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have caused massive and widespread damage. Unfortunately, hurricane season isn't over. Here are some of the best Geospatial Intelligence System (GIS) websites that provide critical data so responding agencies know where the storm will hit.

First Responders: How Will You Take Care of Yourselves after Retirement?

By Randall Hanifen

For today's firefighters and public safety professionals, the guarantee of a good retirement is quickly dwindling. Here are some tips for long-term retirement planning and advice on how to prepare for a career post-retirement.

Tunnel Vision and Chronic Stress: How to Manage Your Physiological Responses

By Jarrod Sadulski

When police are called into action, the stress can cause a variety of physiological responses like tunnel vision and auditory exclusion. Learn how officers can anticipate and then control these effects so they can maintain high levels of situational awareness.