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August 20, 2014
Cell phone tracking by police: 2 key court decisions explained Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

Cell phone tracking by police: 2 key court decisions explained

As this issue continues to evolve, do your best to keep informed on the latest developments - Full Story
August 20, 2014
4 things police should do before tracking a cell phone Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

4 things police should do before tracking a cell phone

Please note that this is not intended to be — nor should it be — considered as legal advice.... - Full Story
August 19, 2014
7 ways big data is helping police manage confidential informants Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

7 ways big data is helping police manage confidential informants

Several high-profile civil cases and consent decrees have forced agencies to modernize the way they handle their confidential informants - Full Story
August 19, 2014
Cash seizures made easy with JetScan iFX i100 Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Cash seizures made easy with JetScan iFX i100

The Cummins Allison JetScan iFX i100 currency scanner automatically identifies the denomination, records serial number data, and captures a two-sided digital image of every bill - Full Story
July 31, 2014
How cops can use the 1-2-3 Approach to secure a confession Louis C. Senese - Interrogation Themes

How cops can use the 1-2-3 Approach to secure a confession

Asking a series of three hypothetical questions many times will result in obtaining the initial admissions of guilt to the commission of a crime - Full Story
July 31, 2014
How subjects' perceptions can hamper a police investigation John Bowden - On Language, Communication, and Leadership

How subjects' perceptions can hamper a police investigation

The following is an example of how each person’s perception can distort the interpretation of an... - Full Story
July 31, 2014
Why every perspective in an investigation matters John Bowden - On Language, Communication, and Leadership

Why every perspective in an investigation matters

All the subjects involved in an incident have their own idea of what happened based on their observation of what happened - Full Story
July 31, 2014
Put NCIC at your fingertips with new app for cops Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Put NCIC at your fingertips with new app for cops

Having NCIC information at your fingertips is not only crucial for patrol officers’ safety, but it can prove incredibly useful for those street cops to apprehend criminals who are under active investigation - Full Story
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



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