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Boycott List

Here is the list from the sheriff’s last (first?) donations from this election cycle. Lots of other great places to go besides these.  I am still deciding if I want to list various investment & real estate firms run by friends of the sheriff or if that will just clutter the list since so many…

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Part Duex, Box of Rocks: Promotional Advice

Investigations is a mess.  I was notified the other day of yet another poorly done investigation that the DA all but laughed out of their office for lack of evidence and quality of investigation.  I think I’ve belabored the point of what kind of training and experience is required to be a detective, a successful…

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Optics Matter, Training Should Matter More

Training is a critical necessity in law enforcement. The decisions can be hard, have to be made fast, you have to understand the tools at your disposal, how to de-escalate, when to know you have no other option but your last option. Lately you must also know how to console, how to control a situation,…

Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith speaks at a press conference Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in San Jose, Calif., following the arrest of three correctional officers in the death of an inmate last week at the main jail. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)

DSA Statement to the Membership

Every so often I get members who request I post a DSA announcement they received via email from the DSA. Some I do put up, others I don’t. This one, I am because the media already appears to be cutting chunks of information out or flat out not reporting the story at all. They seem to…