Danger Signs to be Aware of

Established five years ago under the directorship of Ed Nowicki,…

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Established five years ago under the directorship of Ed Nowicki, the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) offers seminar-format training in disciplines ranging from management issues to public relations, and always delivers a very strong selection of topics relating to police officer safety and survival. This international conference drew some 800 police trainers from around the United States and several other countries. They had many lessons to share.

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Ken Solosky, a recently retired NYPD lieutenant, analyzed what could be called Cases One through Seventy-Two, the six-dozen American police officers killed in the line of duty last year. “Sixty-six of the seventy-two officers killed in 2007 had some reason to be alert to heightened danger,” he said. “The other six were ambushed.” The dead officers had an average time in service of 11.4 years, he noted, and an average age of 39.4 years. Could complacency have been an issue in at least some of their deaths?

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