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Kop’s Corner: Med Sled to the Rescue

March 18, 2019

By Det. Trent Koppel We can all think of a time in recent years where a major evacuation of an event or public space had to happen quickly following an emergency. Due to the nature of the emergency, some people might be sick, injured, or otherwise unable to move. Having worked for and trained with […]


Safety 101: Business Email Compromise

May 29, 2018

Article by Det. Trent Koppell As a member of the St. Louis Electronic Crimes Task Force I recently went to a Fraud Task Force Meeting and became educated on the newest fraud trends affecting our area. At this particular meeting the topic was Business Email Compromise also known as BEC. So, what is BEC? It […]


Don’t be a Drone Dummy, Be a Legal Eagle!

August 23, 2017

Article By Det. Trent Koppel Is it a bird, is it a plane, or could it be both? A little too cliché for you? Well the truth is the answer could in fact be both! Funny thing is… drones have similarities of both a bird and a plane! Keeping this in mind, have you ever […]


Learn to Protect Yourself

February 21, 2017

By Det Trent Koppel Krav Maga, aka:”contact combat,” is a self-defense system developed for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) that consists of a wide combination of techniques sourced from aikido, judo, boxing and wrestling, along with realistic fight training. It is known for its focus on real-world situations and extremely efficient and brutal counter-attacks. Krav […]


Just below the surface: The unseen reality of human trafficking

July 22, 2016

Article By Trent Koppel   You may not be personally aware of it, but the nightmare of human trafficking still exists in our world. In fact, it’s surprising how close to home it can be found. Some trafficking ringstry to use hotels, restaurants and other businesses as fronts or headquarters for their trade, so it’s […]


McGraw Milhaven, Missy Kelley on St. Louis safety

May 27, 2016

550 KTRS’ McGraw Milhaven talked with Downtown STL Inc. CEO Missy Kelley about recent violence in downtown St. Louis.  Thoughts on this subject and interview?  Share on social media and discuss…  


Kop’s Korner: Taking Credit

December 29, 2015

Card scams are all around us. Here’s how to avoid them. By Det. Trent L. Koppel I get asked all the time, “How can someone else use my credit cards when they’re right here in my wallet?” It does seem unlikely that another person could gain access to your card number without physically having your […]

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