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May 14, 2015
5 keys to becoming a highly successful narcotics officer Keith Graves - The Drug Warrior

5 keys to becoming a highly successful narcotics officer

Invest the time, invest in relationships on the street and in the department, and invest in your training — before you know it, you’ll be one of the best dope cops in your agency - Full Story
March 26, 2015
An upside-down career: The story of an undercover rookie Paul Marik - The True North of Policing

An upside-down career: The story of an undercover rookie

I was a natural, mainly because as a 150-pound, Peter Brady lookalike nobody would ever believe I was a cop — “He’s way too young and scrawny to be a cop.” - Full Story
March 26, 2015
6 key traits of investigative thought leaders Moe Greenberg - Detective's Notebook

6 key traits of investigative thought leaders

Are these qualities you already possess — thus making you an innovative investigator — or are they qualities you might add to your set of skills to improve your ability to lead your investigations? - Full Story
March 26, 2015
How do investigators use social media tools to monitor criminal activity? Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

How do investigators use social media tools to monitor criminal activity?

Many criminals have put damning evidence of their crimes on social media, but gang culture may lead members to make such missteps more than it would for individual offenders - Full Story
March 19, 2015
What's it like to be an undercover cop? P1 Community - The Question

What's it like to be an undercover cop?

A question posted recently on Quora asked, “What does it feel like to be an undercover cop?”... - Full Story
March 01, 2015
Camera system provides panoramic view for police the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) - TechBeat

Camera system provides panoramic view for police

Multiple-camera video system provides a 270-degree view around the vehicle - Full Story
February 26, 2015
What cops can learn from the the 1993 WTC bombing investigation Scott Stewart - Tactical Intelligence

What cops can learn from the the 1993 WTC bombing investigation

The pre-9/11 terrorism operational model seen in the Kahane assassination, the World Trade Center bombing, and the New York Landmarks plot shares many parallels with the current environment — the big difference between 1993 and today is that we are now acutely aware of who the jihadists are - Full Story
February 17, 2015
The truth about police use of LPRs: What citizens need to know Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

The truth about police use of LPRs: What citizens need to know

It is incumbent on agencies that successfully use this technology to further inform a suspicious public about the benefits of these devices - Full Story
February 13, 2015
3 integrated concepts for domestic violence investigations David Cropp - Domestic Violence Prevention & Investigation

3 integrated concepts for domestic violence investigations

Embracing these three concepts will do a lot to move law enforcement into the future of effective response and investigation of DV / CEDV calls for service - Full Story
January 27, 2015
An argument for photo arrays in gang investigations Nick Perna - Gang Investigations

An argument for photo arrays in gang investigations

Some victims and witnesses don’t have the best memories and may not operate at the highest cognitive level and they can get easily overwhelmed by the big pack of pictures that were handed to them - Full Story



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