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February 12, 2016
Policing Matters Podcast: Are PERF's use of force recommendations misguided? Jim Dudley and Doug Wyllie - Policing Matters

Policing Matters Podcast: Are PERF's use of force recommendations misguided?

Doug and Jim also offer lessons from law enforcement’s handling of Super Bowl 50 that agencies can use when preparing for their own large scale event - Full Story
February 01, 2016
Police grants: What's being federally funded in 2016? Denise Schlegel - Secrets to Getting Police Grants

Police grants: What's being federally funded in 2016?

Here's a summary of federal funding in 2016 for law enforcement agencies - Full Story
February 01, 2016
Lessons from the SDHPD: 5 considerations for developing a marine patrol unit Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

Lessons from the SDHPD: 5 considerations for developing a marine patrol unit

The San Diego Harbor Police is a shining example of what a marine unit can be - Full Story
January 21, 2016
Why cops must take a multi-disciplinary approach to child sex abuse investigations Moe Greenberg - Detective's Notebook

Why cops must take a multi-disciplinary approach to child sex abuse investigations

Good investigators are never afraid to admit what they don’t know or ask for assistance when needed - Full Story
January 21, 2016
3 ways showing respect can advance your investigation John Bowden - On Language, Communication, and Leadership

3 ways showing respect can advance your investigation

Failing to show respect to people may prevent you from getting information essential to your investigation - Full Story
January 15, 2016
How cops can stay 'left of bang' in a critical incident Tim Barfield - Becoming Knights

How cops can stay 'left of bang' in a critical incident

These five keys will help you prevent an incident from spiraling out of control - Full Story
January 08, 2016
7 of the biggest issues facing law enforcement in 2016 Paul Cappitelli - The Elephant in the Room

7 of the biggest issues facing law enforcement in 2016

Take a moment to reflect upon these issues and analyze your agency's readiness - Full Story
December 23, 2015
How dealers are camouflaging heroin to fool cops Keith Graves - The Drug Warrior

How dealers are camouflaging heroin to fool cops

Dealers are pressing powdered heroin using pill presses, but using pharmaceutical opiate dyes to mask their efforts - Full Story
December 22, 2015
Police History: How the first female sleuth thwarted a presidential assassination plot Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Police History: How the first female sleuth thwarted a presidential assassination plot

Many aspects of Kate Warne's life are up for debate but we do know that she helped save the life of a president and helped build the reputation of a private detective agency - Full Story
December 21, 2015
Police History: How Detective Martin McFadden became the father of stop and frisk Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Police History: How Detective Martin McFadden became the father of stop and frisk

The Supreme Court recognized that although police would need probable cause to make an arrest, a different standard existed for an officer to make an investigative stop short of an arrest - Full Story



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