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The Police Communications topic provides news, analysis, tips and info on issues such as D-Block reallocation, interoperability, the 700 MHz public safety broadband spectrum, and 800 MHz narrowbanding deadlines and wireless communications devices.
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Betsy Brantner Smith discusses conducting field interviews for patrol officers.

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2 Okla. cops rescue lifeless premature baby

The dispatcher instructed the officers to tie off the umbilical cord and as they did they watched the baby come to life.

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Cops: Man steals from dead man before calling 911

An acquaintance found the man dead and stole some of his artwork before reporting the death - Full Story

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Woman monitoring police scanner unknowingly Tweeted husband's death

Woman monitoring police scanner unknowingly Tweeted husband's death

She tweeted about a tragic fatal accident to her followers after hearing it come over the police scanner - Full Story

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Audio: 911 calls from Newtown show calm response

One caller told police in a trembling, breathless voice that a gunman was shooting inside the building.

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Audio: 911 calls from Newtown show calm response

One caller told police in a trembling, breathless voice that a gunman was shooting inside the building - Full Story

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Newtown to release 911 calls from school shooting

The AP will review the tapes' content and determine what might meet its standards before releasing material - Full Story

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Report Writing: Reviewing

Report Writing consists of many areas that are important and combine to ensure a successful prosecution. This includes taking the time to review your report prior to submission, and having others review it before it is put into the record.

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Boyfriend accused of killing Ark. police dispatcher

Kevin Duck is accused of killing Dawna Natzke after leaving a holiday party in 2011 - Full Story

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Developing sources

Betsy Brantner Smith discusses the importance of maintaining a pool of informants or sources in the neighborhoods you patrol. These sources can be created by building rapport with those you encounter on the streets, or even those that you're questioning on a minor crime.



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