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Making SWAT: 4 vital components for making the team - 02/02/2010
Making SWAT: 4 vital components for making the team

There are four key components that will stand out on your resume and help you become part of your SWAT team. They are training, teamwork, physical conditioning, and motivation.

 
Subdivisions: Big busts in the 'burbs - 02/01/2010
Subdivisions: Big busts in the 'burbs

Idyllic old towns and brand new planned communities — with populations ranging from a couple thousand all the way up to a hundred thousand residents — are near-perfect places to conduct illegal ...

 
Backup gun strategies for the police professional - 01/29/2010
Backup gun strategies for the police professional

Some cops have used a backup gun to turn the tables in a seemingly hopeless situation, but many departments still prohibit their use. Has the BUG become a superfluous piece of equipment or is ...

 
Fighting the contagious fire phenomenon - 01/29/2010
Fighting the contagious fire phenomenon

What does "contagious fire" really mean? The term is offensive to many in law enforcement, and some say contagious fire is a myth. In my opinion, contagious fire exists for three reasons. How ...

 
P1 First Person: A Cop's Integrity - 01/28/2010
P1 First Person: A Cop's Integrity

This week's First Person essay comes from P1 Member Timothy F. Hoey, a patrol sergeant with the Bridgewater Township Police Department, who says that integrity is doing the right thing, period.

 
Staying professional despite provocation - 01/27/2010
Staying professional despite provocation

Beware of trigger words in a suspect’s verbal onslaught because the man who angers you conquers you!

 
Building fusion centers for the next decade - 01/26/2010
Building fusion centers for the next decade

When viewed in the context of policing in the modern model set forth nearly 200 years ago by Sir Robert Peel, the notion of the “Fusion Center” is still an incredibly new concept.

 
The decade's top ten innovations in police technology - 01/26/2010
The decade's top ten innovations in police technology

Policing has seen many changes this past decade. Here's my list, in no particular order, of important technology innovations in products available to officers.

 
Wireless connectivity 101 - 01/26/2010
Wireless connectivity 101

There are a ton of acronyms, numbers, and silly names like like 802.11, Wi-Fi, iGSM EDGE, UMTS, and CDMA2000, wireless connectivity is really not magic.

 
The street cop baiting question - 01/26/2010
The street cop baiting question

One of the primary purposes of the bait question is to determine whether or not the subject will change his original statement, alibi or relationship to the crime scene. The bait question is ...

 
California POST: Taking driver training into the next decade - 01/25/2010
California POST: Taking driver training into the next decade

The latest idea in emergency vehicle operations training is the California POST Vehicle Operations Training Advisory Council (VOTAC), which is trying to “improve training, enhance safety, and ...

 
Cops committing crimes: You get what you pay for - 01/25/2010
Cops committing crimes: You get what you pay for

We are held to a higher standard — shouldn't we hire new officers that meet that higher standard?

 
Remember the Safety Circle when muzzling your gun - 01/22/2010
Remember the Safety Circle when muzzling your gun

When giving verbal commands to a visible suspect, an officer should have the gun extended in a solid ready position in anticipation of the need to use deadly force. But the Safety Circle does ...

 
Exciting new products at SHOT Show 2010 - 01/22/2010
Exciting new products at SHOT Show 2010

PoliceOne brings you the newest law enforcement products from the tradeshow floor

 
Report: Shots fired, four Oakland officers down - 01/21/2010
Report: Shots fired, four Oakland officers down

On March 21, 2009 four courageous officers fell to the gunfire of a career criminal named Lovelle Mixon, someone a parole board thought worthy of parole. The courage of these officers on this ...

 

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