Heart Disease is an Officer’s Biggest Threat—Here’s How to Prevent It 

Heart disease is not only the number one killer of Americans, but of law enforcement officers, too. In fact, it not only strikes officers more frequently, but at an earlier age. The statistics are sobering, with the average age of a first heart attac…

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From The Experts: The Truth About Lie Detection

Polygraph machines, or lie detectors, can be useful tools, but are notoriously unreliable. We humans might think we have a better shot than a machine at discerning a truth from a lie. But as it turns out, our lie detecting abilities are about the s…

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6 Strategies for Attracting A New Generation to Become Law Enforcement Officers

For years now, police agencies across the country have faced challenges in finding, recruiting, and retaining talent—a predicament only complicated further by the COVID-19 pandemic. With millennials and Gen Z candidates making up the largest demogr…

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Why All First Responders Should Try Yoga

And How to Get Started Although yoga has become significantly more mainstream in the last decade, many first respondersdon’t realize how much of a positive impact the practice could have on both their professional andpersonal lives. Onc…

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Interview Recording Laws in the US

For members of law enforcement well-versed in the practice, it may come as a surprise to learn that, as of 2017, only 25 states (including Washington, D.C.) are legally required to record their custodial interviews, with two others having adopted s…

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Four Reasons Why Mindfulness Is Great for First Responders

Chances are, you’ve heard the term mindfulness; it’s a well-established concept enjoying its moment in the sun, and for good reason: a mindfulness practice can dramatically reduce stress, improve focus, and keep your mind and body healthy…

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Seven Great Podcasts for First Responders

Here at Cardinal Peak Technologies, we appreciate a high-quality audio recording—which is why we wanted to highlight some of the best podcasts created just for law enforcement and their families. Below, we’ve compiled a list of shows that…

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Five Ways to Better Connect with the Community You Serve

Forward-thinking law enforcement agencies across the country are adopting community policing techniques to better address crime and social disorder. Not only do these collaborative strategies improve community-police relations, but that i…

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Pro Tips for Designing Your Interview Room

Today, video and audio recording of interviews by law enforcement is now the norm. And while most agencies record, the number of interview rooms and types of layouts they require depend on both the size of the department and the kind of interviews…

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When “Why Record?” Became “What to Do with All that Footage?”

For years here at Cardinal Peak Technologies, we found ourselves asking law enforcement agencies if they recorded their interviews. More often than not, they said they did—but only when interrogating persons involved in major crimes lik…

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