A look at the increasingly militarized state of American police told through the story of "Dub" Lawrence, a former sheriff who established his state's first SWAT team only to see it kill his son-in-law in a standoff 30 years later.
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Peace Officer is a documentary about the increasingly militarized state of American police as told through the story of 'Dub' Lawrence, a former sheriff who established and trained his rural state's first SWAT team only to see that same unit kill his son-in-law in a controversial standoff 30 years later. Driven by an obsessed sense of mission, Dub uses his own investigation skills to uncover the truth in this and other recent officer-involved shootings in his community, while tackling larger questions about the changing face of peace officers nationwide. Written by Scott Christopherson & Brad Barber

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Definitely A good watch
7 May 2016 | by mrltulsaSee all my reviews

I found the subject of police militarization very interesting and I wasn't aware of how broad the rampup of militarization has been nationally. I've noticed a difference in police culture in my lifetime. It seems like there are a lot more adrenaline junkie "cowboys" on police forces than when I grew up.

The film in particular addresses no-knock warrants and SWAT tactics. And addresses them In Utah with a retired County Sheriff who seems to regret what he allowed on to the force.

It's a good in depth view that will provoke questions about what you feel the role of police are in society.


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April 2015 (Canada) See more »

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Utah, USA

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$26,632

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,632
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