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orangebottle
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  • orangebottle
    started a topic Looking for some motors advice

    Looking for some motors advice

    I'm considering applying for our department's motor unit. There's one thing that has me waffling, and it concerns riding gear.

    I've been an avid hobby motorcyclist for over 10 years, and I'm a committed all-the-gear-all-the-time (ATGATT) rider. Safety is very important to me. The idea of...
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  • A few years back, a department in my area changed administration and, for the first time anyone can recall, hired supervisors and investigators straight into the roles. Prior to this, these spots were always filled internally. One of those investigators was a digital specialist. From what I hear, it's...
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  • In my career (20+ years), I've had many, many people who didn't want to ID themselves. Most commonly, they gave false information, which we quickly realize is fake. In 99% of the cases, they 'fess up once they're placed in handcuffs and they realize we have no problem taking them to jail without a positive...
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  • orangebottle
    replied to Interesting podcast
    I'll probably give it a listen.

    A nice thing about the explosive growth in podcasting is that there are finally starting to be more LE-related options.

    My current playlist/impressions:
    • Policing Matters - A bit dry and the production value could use some work. But the topics
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  • orangebottle
    replied to Emotional Intelligence
    Several years ago our agency switched its training model from FTO to PTO. One thing the PTO model relies heavily on is the concept of emotional intelligence, and it works to incorporate skills from the start that help staff (civilian and sworn alike) to improve their mental well-being.

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  • ...and back then, veterans in your department were kvetching about how rooks were so soft they needed a telephone to do the job.

    Time marches on, as does the ingress of technology. These days, mobile technology like MDTs/MDCs are ubiquitous enough that I think it's reasonable to expect...
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