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10 Tips for Off Duty Incidents

Dr. Richard Weinblatt

After off-duty incidents hit the news, I often find myself discussing the specifics with academy students. Often in a room with 40 or so newly minted “blue shirts," questions about what exactly should be done off-duty when incidents arise is a hot topic.

We talk about about off-duty involvements and some of the considerations they should ponder when they get settled in an agency. Shootings of plain clothed off-duty officers are all too familiar to those of us in the business, and so it’s important to always be on alert.

This column will provide some new food for thought for new law enforcers and a reminder for the vets out there.

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