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Perspectives on Leadership
Volume 29, Issue 3
Volume 29, Issue 2
Slow Down and Think!
Volume 29, Issue 1
Best Practices for Reserve Officer Programs
Volume 28, Issue 2
Officers Are No Help if They Crash Going to the Emergency!
Volume 28, Issue 1
Out of the Past, Into the Future:
LEAF Guidance Promoting Fair and Equitable Law Enforcement
Volume 27, Issue 1
Distracted driving … do you think your cops are doing it? You bet they are!
Volume 26, Issue 4
Spotting Bad Apples in the Hiring Process … A Better Way to Know
Volume 26, Issue 3
Employee Assistance Programs:
One More Tool at Your Disposal to Support Officers’ Well-Being
Volume 26, Issue 2
The Accreditation Process and What It Means for Your Department
Volume 26, Issue 1
#MeToo Movement! What are the Takeaways?
Volume 25, Issue 3
Contempt of Cop is Not a Legal Charge and Neither is Trumping up Other Charges to Support an Arrest!
Volume 25, Issue 2
The Collective Wisdom of Many!
Volume 25, Issue 1
Know What Your Officers Know!
Volume 24, Issue 5
Michigan Sets Privacy Standards in the Law Enforcement Body-Worn Camera Privacy Act. Better Know the Vicitm’s Rights Act and FOIA Requirements!
Volume 24, Issue 4
The Courts Speak: Handling Mentally Ill; Operating an Emergency Vehicle; Using Force on Dogs
Volume 24, Issue 3
Handcuffing Can Be Excessive Force!
Volume 24, Issue 2
What To Do If You Are Sued?
Volume 24, Issue 4
The Critical Importance of Implementing a Fair and Impartial Policing Culture
Volume 23, Issue 3
Increased Scrutiny In Officer Use of Force!
Volume 23, Issue 2
“I Can’t Breathe!” Is Failing To Do Something A Deliberate Indifference To A Serious Medical Need?
Volume 23, Issue 1
Sorting Through an Employee’s Assertion of Garrity Rights
Volume 22, Issue 4
Officers Must Intercede, When They Can, If Other Officers Behave Badly!
Volume 22, Issue 3
The Normalization of Deviance and Officer Created Jeopardy; Two Terms to Remember When Auditing Department Activity
Volume 22, Issue 2
Don’t Let Shoddy Work Lead to a Wrongful Conviction
Volume 22, Issue 1
Thoughts About Body Worn Cameras
Volume 21, Issue 4
Searching a Phone Incident to Arrest Requires a Warrant & Open Carry Cases Are Evaluated by Officers’ Ability to Explain Why They Made The Stop!
Volume 21, Issue 3
Officers Are No Help If They Crash Going To An “Emergency”!
Establishing Accountability For Decision Making Can Reduce Losses.
Volume 21, Issue 2
Understanding Your Liability Under The Driver’s Privacy Protection Act
Volume 21, Issue 1
Three Cases Of Importance: Court Reinforces That Diminished Capacity Must Be Taken Into Account; Chiefs Have Absolute Immunity, Maybe; Robinson Ruling Said “The Proximate Cause”, No-Fault Law Still May Make Department Pay!
Volume 20, Issue 5
FOIA: Still Complicated & Potentially Costly!
Volume 20, Issue 4
The Public Has The First Amendment Right to Record Police Activity. Can Police Seize Them As Evidence?
Volume 20, Issue 3
Employer Use of Fitness For Duty Evaluations
Volume 20, Issue 2
Body Art! Is There A Policy And Is It Consistently Applied?
Volume 20, Issue 1
Officer Response To New Hazard Could Be Critical!
Legally Possessed Electro-Muscular Disruption Weapons
Volume 19, Issue 3
Four Recent Court Cases
“Catch and Release”, Qualified Immunity, Resisting Arrest & Strip Search
Volume 19, Issue 2
The Medical Marihuana Act –
Thoughts and Comments on the Current State of the Law
Volume 19, Issue 1
You Can’t Just Walk In A House!
Without a Warrant, Consent, or Exigent Circumstances it is a Constitutional Violation.
Volume 18, Issue 5
Requiring Return-to-Work Doctor Slips for Sick Time & U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on Body Cavity Search
Volume 18, Issue 4
Dispatch Told Me, So It Must Be True! An Officer’s Responsibility When Dispatched To An Incident
Volume 18, Issue 3
Veterans’ Laws Regulate Employers In Hiring, Job Actions, and Granting Time Off
Volume 18, Issue 2
Warning – The Courts Scrutinize An Officer’s Response To Encounters With At Risk Subjects!
Volume 18, Issue 1
The Liar’s List; When Is a Cop Not a Cop; The Supreme Court Rules Employers Can Still Search
Volume 17, Issue 3
The Michigan Court of Appeals Brings The Freedom Of Information Act Into The 21st Century. Now What?
Volume 17, Issue 2
Whistleblowers: When Employees Become Plaintiffs!
Volume 17, Issue 1
Don’t Wait Until The Gear Fails When Regular Maintenance Can Prevent It!
Plus: Taser Training Changes and What LEAF Thinks About It!
Volume 16, Issue 4
Social Networking – Employees Can Have Personal Web Pages, But Employers Can Hold Them Accountable For Their Content
Volume 16, Issue 3
The MCOLES Firearms Standard – A Baseline for Firearms Training
Volume 16, Issue 2
OPEN CARRY: A Potential Nightmare?
Volume 16, Issue 1
Knowing When to Say, “Hold It!”
Volume 15, Issue 4
Just A Few Of The Latest Court Gems:
Change In Legal Status of Drug Teams; Horse Play Can Be Harassment; When Is A Contract Not A Contract
Volume 15, Issue 3
Comments on “Regularly Employed” and another U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Case on Privacy of Information ***Reissued***
Volume 15, Issue 2
Yes, Cops Can Practice “Catch and Release” with a Subject They Have Taken Into Custody
Volume 15, Issue 1
Michigan Started Taser® Implementation In 2003 — How Is It Going and What We Have Learned?
Volume 14, Issue 4
Officers Just Don’t Get It: They are Trained in More Places than the Classroom!
Volume 14, Issue 3
U.S. Supreme Court Rules that Officers Can Use Force To Stop a Fleeing Vehicle. What Does It Mean for Michigan Law Enforcement?
Volume 14, Issue 2
Bits and Pieces of News:
Good News on the Information Protection Front, a New Law on Police Statements & a New Hit from the Sixth Circuit
Volume 14, Issue 1
Reserve Officer Programs — Are You Doing It Right or, at Least, Legally?
Volume 13, Issue 4
Why Michigan Police Agencies Should Embrace a Policy to Record Certain Custodial Interrogations
Volume 13, Issue 3
Tips For Successful Employee Discipline And Discharge
Just in case the background investigation was not good enough!
Volume 13, Issue 2
A Legitimate And Thorough Background Investigation Is Your Best Defense Against Hiring Bad Employees…
Supervision and Documentation Is The Remedy If You Already Have!
Volume 13, Issue 1
A Public Employer’s Right to Search in the Workplace
Volume 12, Issue 4
LEAF’s New Legal Advisor Shares Her Vision for Avoiding Entrapment with Enforcement Executives!
Volume 12, Issue 3
LEAF – The Wisdom of Jim DeGrazia
The Manual and New Material on the Web
Volume 12, Issue 2
Taser – The Michigan Municipal League’s Liability and Property Pool And Workers’ Compensation Fund Stand On Electrical Current Weapons
Volume 12, Issue 1
The “Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act” – A Legal Quagmire
Volume 11, Issue 4
“Reasonable Suspicion” Drug & Alcohol Testing
Volume 11, Issue 3
The Truth Is In the Details
Safety Is Never An Accident. It Is The Product Of Thoughtful Effort.
Volume 11, Issue 2
There Is Money On The Table!
Things you can control to reduce your losses due to accident, liability or injury
Volume 11, Issue 1
Follow Up on Issues from Past Newsletters
Volume 10, Issue 4
If You’re Going To Be a Leader, The Devil’s In the Details
Volume 10, Issue 3
Encounters with the Mentally Ill – Managing the Process
Volume 10, Issue 2
Less Lethal Weapons
Volume 10, Issue 1
The Freedom of Information Act
Volume 9, Issue 4
Volume 9, Issue 3
MIOSHA Affects Law Enforcement
Volume 9, Issue 2
The Responsibility is Yours! Emergency Response Plan
Volume 9, Issue 1
Racial Profiling – Issues & Solutions
Volume 8, Issue 3
Rapid Entry During Incidents of Active Violence
Volume 7, Issue 2
The New Crime Victim’s Rights Act Requires ACTION by All Departments
Volume 7, Issue 1
Volume 6, Issue 4
Michigan’s New Law Regarding Police Operation of Vehicles
Volume 6, Issue 3