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The Officer Safety topic page has the specific mission of keeping cops safe through current & quality information, with tips, columnist commentary, and the latest news updates. From techniques to employ against assailants to alerts on growing threats against officers, the Officer Safety topic page is a key resource for officers everywhere.
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Why people see cops as 'arrogant' P1 Community - The Question

Why people see cops as 'arrogant'

For cops, letting down one's guard is a good way to get yourself or someone else hurt or killed - Full Story

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2 Ill. officers shot; woman and children held hostage

Two police officers have been shot and at least one suspect is holding a woman and multiple children hostage.

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2 Ill. officers shot; 4 hostages freed

2 Ill. officers shot; 4 hostages freed

Two police officers have been shot and two suspects are holding multiple people — including children — hostage - Full Story

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3 Motorola devices unveiled at APCO 2014 enhance officer situational awareness

Motorola Solutions unveiled several new devices to augment public safety solutions at APCO 2014. The APX Radio, LEX 700 Mission Critical Handheld and Recon Jet Heads-Up Display work together to provide officers with a personal area network that enhances situational awareness and promotes smart policing.

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3 Motorola devices unveiled at APCO 2014 enhance officer situational awareness

3 Motorola devices unveiled at APCO 2014 enhance officer situational awareness

Two-way radio, wearable microcomputer, and handheld device help process and organize information so you can focus on your job - Full Story

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Mo. officers fatally shoot knife-wielding man

The shooting is currently under investigation and may have been a ‘suicide by cop.’

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Mo. officers fatally shoot knife-wielding man

A large crowd gathered at the scene, not far from Ferguson, which has seen days of protests after a fatal police shooting - Full Story

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Alaska police shoot man attacking with bat

Video shows a confrontation August 15 between a man and two cops in which he rushes them with a baseball bat and swings at an officer who had fallen.

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Video: Alaska police shoot man attacking with bat

Video: Alaska police shoot man attacking with bat

Video shows a confrontation Friday between a man and two cops in which he rushes them with a baseball bat and swings at an officer who had fallen - Full Story

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LAPD credits armored vehicle for protection in shootout

As police action in the Midwest raises concerns about the militarization of agencies, LA police are crediting some equipment for saving lives in a run-and-gun pursuit - Full Story



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Officer Safety Columnists

Law Enforcement and the Law Law Enforcement and the Law
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with Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D.