Jim McNeff

Jim McNeff

Jim McNeff is the managing editor of Law Officer. As a Medal of Valor recipient with more than 30 years of experience in law enforcement and the military, Jim brings experience, insight, and a keen perspective to the issues affecting law enforcement. For nearly a decade, Jim has also served the law enforcement community as a writer and editor following the latest news, facts, and figures concerning law enforcement seven days a week, and 365 days a year. Jim is a retired police lieutenant and served a municipal police department for 28 years. Previously, Jim was a crewmember of the National Emergency Airborne Command Post—a presidential support detail. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Southwest University, and is a graduate of the esteemed Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute and the Leadership in Police Organizations IACP course of study. Jim is also the author of three police-related books: The Spirit Behind Badge 145, Justice Revealed, and Jurisdiction.

God’s 9-1-1

We all know dialing 9-1-1 will get you to an emergency services dispatcher. Their duty is pretty crazy at times. They take the calls, send the officers, absorb the wrath, counsel the distraught, and instruct over the phone when life...

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Behavior Analysis

Behavior Analysis was one of the most fascinating courses I took during my career in law enforcement. The weeklong educational session brought to life the gut instinct most cops develop about truthfulness and deception learned when routinely questioning career criminals....

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Code Four

“Code four! We are 10-15!” Those words are music to the ears of cops everywhere following a manhunt, pursuit, or other dramatic event leading to the capture of a suspect. For those unfamiliar with the terms, “code four,” means no...

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