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July 23, 2014
Can police cell phone tracking technology survive public records disclosure requests? Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

Can police cell phone tracking technology survive public records disclosure requests?

Why aren’t government lawyers explaining there are lawful exemptions to disclosing this technology? - Full Story
July 16, 2014
How to properly apply 'reasonableness' in use-of-force investigations Matt Stiehm - Campus Safety

How to properly apply 'reasonableness' in use-of-force investigations

The facts — the officers’ interpretation of the facts at the scene — are what should be used as the guiding principles and points when reviewing an application of force - Full Story
June 25, 2014
Cops revisit crime scenes months later via imaging tech the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) - TechBeat

Cops revisit crime scenes months later via imaging tech

Investigators “returned to the scene of the crime” multiple times for more research — not by holding a scene closed, but by reviewing panoramic images stored in the agency’s computer system - Full Story
June 25, 2014
The Court's decision on cell phone searches: 3 things cops need to know Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

The Court's decision on cell phone searches: 3 things cops need to know

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that with the exception of some emergency circumstances, police must obtain a warrant before searching the contents of a cell phone seized from someone who has been arrested - Full Story
June 05, 2014
2 more great interrogation techniques: The John Bowden - On Language, Communication, and Leadership

2 more great interrogation techniques: The "lying child" and the "logical approach"

People do not like to be pushed — they like to be involved in the process, and by their involvement, we can lead them to a confession - Full Story
June 05, 2014
Top 20 ways to totally mess up a crime scene Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Top 20 ways to totally mess up a crime scene

In humor there is truth, so with the help of some of my friends and PoliceOne colleagues, I’ve compiled a list of ways to truly screw up a crime scene - Full Story
June 02, 2014
Innovative OIS protocol focuses on compassion for involved officer Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Innovative OIS protocol focuses on compassion for involved officer

When and how to interview an officer and conduct a walk-through of the incident are sources of controversy among OIS investigators - Full Story
May 29, 2014
11 tips for cops at the scene of a self-defense shooting PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

11 tips for cops at the scene of a self-defense shooting

Attorney Andrew Branca specializes in self-defense law, and has advice for cops responding to a potential self-defense shooting - Full Story
April 28, 2014
How Neb. corrections is using inmates' contraband against them the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) - TechBeat

How Neb. corrections is using inmates' contraband against them

Inmates find all kinds of ways to make contraband cellphones work for them. Now, authorities are finding a way to make the phones work for them, too - Full Story
April 16, 2014
What is it like to work with police informants? P1 Community - The Question

What is it like to work with police informants?

A question posted recently on Quora asked, “What is it like to work with police informants?”... - Full Story



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