Welcome to the Police Special Operations Blog. This new feature of JusticeAcademy.org is specifically designed to provide a forum where members of the profession can address the contemporary issues of the day. This blog is hosted by Commander Charles “Sid” Heal. He is a retired Commander of the Special Operations Division of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department with nearly 33 years of service in law enforcement, nearly half of which has been spent in units charged with handling law enforcement special and emergency operations. He currently serves as a consultant and is a member of the Board of Governors of JusticeAcademy.org. You can email him with your comments at Heal@justiceacademy.org.