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After Ferguson, police consider 'tactical retreat' instead of force

Chiefs of the St. Louis and St. Louis County police have said in recent interviews they are reviewing training with the principles of tactical retreat in mind - Full Story

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Colo. suspect killed after officer stuck by car

When officers approached the vehicle, the female driver hit one officer with the car. Both officers then opened fire.

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Colo. suspect killed after officer struck by car

Colo. suspect killed after officer struck by car

When officers approached the vehicle after determining it was stolen, the female driver hit one officer with the car. Police then opened fire - Full Story

Columns

3 things cops should look for in a flashlight fit for duty Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

3 things cops should look for in a flashlight fit for duty

The challenge for officers and departments is to identify the purpose of an illumination system and then find the product that best meets their needs - Full Story

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Mo. officer shot, man in custody

Police were investigating suspicious activity when the unnamed officer was shot, suffering serious injuries - Full Story

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Sheriffs want popular app that tracks police disabled

Sheriffs want popular app that tracks police disabled

Say one of the technology industry's most popular mobile apps could put officers' lives in danger from would-be police killers - Full Story

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Drunken driver hits Texas squad during separate DWI arrest

Drunken driver crashed into an empty squad car while officers were busy dealing with another drunken driver they had pulled over - Full Story

Columns

A dispatcher-turned-cop’s plea: Put out your stops Jason Hoschouer - Motors and Monies

A dispatcher-turned-cop’s plea: Put out your stops

Please put out your stops as often as conceivably possible, prior to contacting the driver/occupants - Full Story

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Minn. officer shot to death during traffic stop

Jurors will decide whether Brian Fitch Sr. is guilty of first-degree murder and other charges in the July 30 killing of Officer Scott Patrick.

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Video: Minn. officer shot to death during traffic stop

Jurors will decide whether Brian Fitch Sr. is guilty of first-degree murder and other charges in the July 30 killing of Officer Scott Patrick - Full Story



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