Top 50 Law Enforcement Blogs

Law enforcement blogs are a great source of information for aspiring police officers to gain insights into what it is like to be a law enforcement officer. The following list of the best law enforcement blogs have been selected because they provide valuable information for individuals who are interested in becoming a police officer which can be facilitated by earning a law enforcement degree.

Just a Cop
Brian Cain is a Sergeant and Law Enforcement Chaplain at Holly Springs Police Department in Georgia. At his blog Just a Cop, Brian offers a unique perspective on the world of policing including discussion of faith in law enforcement.

Improving Police
Retired Police Chief and author David Couper shares insights from over 30 years of working in law enforcement and provides ideas on how police departments can help improve American society.

10-8 Double A
Double A is a beat cop who also works part time on the SWAT team. At 10-8 Double A he sheds light on what it is like to work in law enforcement through stories of working in the field.

Guardian Leadership
A retired Deputy Chief of the Rochester NY Police Department writes informative articles on police leadership and improving performance of police organizations.

Riding in the Squad with Christ
A blog from the prospective of a Christian police officer who discusses faith and law enforcement.

Cop in the Hood
A blog by Harvard-educated sociologist Peter Moskos, who became a cop in a tough Baltimore neighborhood and wrote a book about his experience.

Bad Luck Detective
This blog has an excellent 20 part-series of posts that describe what it is like to attend police academy.

Officer Smith
A California police officer with 10 years of experience shares stories and thoughts.

Covered Law Enforcement
Covered Law Enforcement shares experiences and insights into a police career from the Christian perspective of a Tennessee police officer.

Cops Alive
Provides information and strategies to help police officers successfully survive their careers.

The Cover Car
A former police officer comments on interesting topics related to police work and gives some tips for interviewing.

Police Mental Health
An interesting and informative blog that discusses the psychology and mental aspects of police work.

The Boogie Man is My Friend
A female veteran cop who recounts insightful and uncensored conversations while on duty.

From Cop to Mom and the Words In Between
A retired cop discusses life after the badge.

Discover Policing
This blog has excellent articles that provide insights and information on becoming a police officer including expert interviews and useful information on the different career paths within law enforcement.

Life…in the Line of Duty
A blog providing insightful observations and stories of working in law enforcement.

5oh Wifey
This blog provides insights into the life of a police officer from the perspective of a cop’s wife including the challenges of irregular work schedules and switching off hyper-alertness when off-duty.

Tales from a Graveyard Dog
A veteran police officer provides fascinating stories and commentary about working the graveyard shift.

The Things Worth Believing In
A blog discussing police work with a focus on the technical aspects such as choosing the right holster, searching a structure, and weapon skills. A great series of posts called Tactical Preschool provides over 60 lessons that explain police tactics.

Cop Mama
A veteran investigator and patrol officer shares stories from on duty and police related poems.

Cop Thoughts
A cop shares his thoughts on his interactions with people breaking the law and working in law enforcement.

A Tenderfoot in Tombstone
A police officer provides a first hand account of responding to calls in Texas.

A Police Wife
If you ever wondered what it is like for the spouse of a police officer, this blog by the wife of a new officer is highly recommended.

Positive LEO
A blog sharing positive, lighthearted and inspirational stories about law enforcement officers.

If you got stopped….you deserved it
An inside look into the life of a motorcycle cop in California.

Spartan Cops
Discusses use of force by police including defensive tactics, TASERs, less-lethal weapons, lethal weapons and firearms, police K9, and gear.

Dead Investigations
A detective in the Major Crimes Unit gives us an inside and humorous look at investigating murders and dealing with death.

Sgt Says
Written by a reserve police 30 years experience in military, police, and private security who shares officer safety tips, news, crime bulletins, training, firearms information.

Cop n’ Attitude
A cop provides an up close and entertaining look at working the streets.

Press Hard 3 Copies
A motor officer in North California tells entertaining stories about patrolling the roads.

Officer Resource
A blog/resource site with police stories and discussion of police issues.

The Enforcer’s Notebook
A cop shares observations and stories about police work.

Blue Sheepdog
Provides information and training for law enforcement officers including weapons safety and survival tips.

Second City Cop
A Chicago city cop shares his thoughts on police issues in this award winning blog.

The Police Perspective
This well written blog by Dr. Joel F. Shults discusses important issues in the police field.

Think Different
A Commander with the Aurora Police Department in Illinois discusses law enforcement issues on this blog.

International Police Blogs

A Police Man’s Life
This police blog by an officer in Canada provides insights from notable calls and commentary about life outside of work.

The Duty Sgt
A police officer in the UK shares detailed stories of eventful calls and how he reacts to different situations.

Response Plod
This fascinating police blog from the UK discusses interesting calls and insights into police work.

Which End Bites
A well-written blog by a dog handler that shares opinions about police related topics and police dog news.

Sergeant Simon
Sergeant Simon provides thought provoking discussion on the state of law enforcement.

Police Inspector Blog
One of the most popular police blogs in the United Kingdom, Inspector Gadget provides insights and commentary on the state of the police profession in the UK.

The Thinking Policeman
Lex Ferenda is a police inspector who discusses crime and punishment, recent police issues, and shares some stories from the field in this thoughtful blog.

Honorable Mention

The Squad Room (http://brooklynnorth.blogspot.com/)
This educational blog discusses interesting police topics including new police technology, books, and information about detective work.

I Aim to Misbehave (http://iaimtomisbehave.blogspot.com/)
A military veteran who blogs frequently about life as a police officer.

Behind the Blue Line (http://www.behindtheblueline.ca/blog/blueline/)
Sandra Glendinning, a veteran police officer in Vancouver, Canada shares observations and stories from her experiences in the field.

Cops 2.0 (http://cops2point0.com/)
Cops 2.0 discusses how the law enforcement can effectively use social media as well as related communication topics.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Payne (http://cimarkpayne.wordpress.com/)
A detective in England provides commentary on his job and his day to day experiences.

The Modern Knight (http://modernknight.org/)
A Deputy Chief of Field Operations in Chicago discusses police issues and why police officers are the modern day equivalent to knights.

Ten-8 (http://10-eight.blogspot.com)
A military veteran tells detailed stories of working his second career as a police officer.

Raindogblue (http://marsbarn.typepad.com/raindogblue/)
These short and poetic blog posts and artistic photos provide great insight into police work.

Police Quest (http://policequest.wordpress.com/)
A blog about one man’s quest to fulfill his dream of becoming a cop.

Houston Police Department Recruiting Blog (http://www.hpdblog.com)
Officer McCoy discusses police recruiting and insights into training.

Philosophical Cop (http://philosophicalcop.com/)
This blog by a veteran police officer discusses current events and important issues for police officers like the need for bullet proof vests.

Glock N’ Cuffs (http://glockncuffs.blogspot.com/)
A 27 year veteran police officer shares accounts of working in law enforcement.

View From the Cop (http://blogs.ajc.com/view-from-cop/)
Lt. Steve Rose writes this blog for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution which provides commentary on police related topics and stories like Tales from the Night Shift.

The Director’s Desk (http://lpd304.blogspot.com/)
The Police Chief in Lincoln Nebraska discusses police issues, crime, and the job of being police chief.

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