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OCT 2018

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PoliceMag.com 53 ment agency in America should be putting out every single positive thing about that agency. With all the cameras we have, it would be easy to flood positive coverage of us. But what I see is using our cameras to screw officers over. Just think if IA would show all the good that officers do instead of looking for mi- nor policy violations; morale would im- prove. e damn idiots in charge better start changing or else the recruitment and retainment issues will get worse. Mark Via PoliceMag.com LESSONS LEARNED I want to thank Dave Smith for his Sep- tember article "Lessons Learned." As al- ways, Dave, a fine article—sensible, real- istic, and to the point. I'm retired now from Phoenix PD and still laugh when I recall your AZDPS train- ing videos. ey should transfer them to DVD and send them to departments na- tionwide. Glad to see that you are still in the game, helping these new kids to learn the reality of police work. kevcopaz Via PoliceMag.com THE PATROL ATHLETE I read "The Patrol Athlete" by P. Whitney Richtmyer and Will Brink, and I have to say it is a well done, excellent article. It supports and reinforces the training pro- tocols and programs utilized in my cours- es of instruction and training for fitness, officer safety, and use of force classes. Al Gray Via PoliceMag.com Feedback TO OUR READERS SEND POLICE YOUR COMMENTS: We want to hear your comments about POLICE and what's going on in law enforcement. Send your letters in any of the following ways. E-mail: Melanie.Basich@PoliceMag.com Fax: 310-533-2507 Mail: POLICE Magazine Attn: Letters to the Editor 3520 Challenger Street Torrance, CA 90503 Online: PoliceMag.com T H E N AT I O N A L L AW E N F O R C E M E N T M U S E U M O P E N S O C T O B E R 1 3 , 2 0 1 8 Celebrate the proud history of American law enforcement in a Museum like no other. The National Law Enforcement Museum provides visitors with a "walk in the shoes" experience through immersive and interactive exhibits. Bring your fellow officers, family and friends. Book your Group Tour tickets today. Call 202.737.7498 GroupTours@LawEnforcementMuseum.org Learn more at LawEnforcementMuseum.org SEE. HEAR. EXPERIENCE. THINK. SHARE. AGAINST BODY CAMERAS I read David Griffith's September article "Exclusive Police Survey: Body Cameras." As a non-ad- vocate of body cameras, let me make a few points. First, any effort to gather data on the subject must be applauded. Also, the de- vice didn't become part of the officer's "kit" by their initiation through perfor- mance; sections of society "forced" it upon us. And for all of the "good" it has done, have we seen any other professions take up its use and demean themselves in the process? Greg Connor Via PoliceMag.com POSITIVE POLICE STORIES I'd like to respond to Doug Wyllie's blog post, "Telling the Stories of American Po- lice Officers' Courage and Compassion." With all the negative crap put out by de- tractors, haters of police, and especially the fake lamestream media, every law enforce-

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