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December 07, 2015
How SCOTUS impacted policing in 2015 Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

How SCOTUS impacted policing in 2015

The Court has said reasonableness does not require perfection, but it does require a plausible satisfaction of Fourth Amendment criteria - Full Story
December 04, 2015
When violence erupts: 6 considerations for cops in a large-scale critical incident Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

When violence erupts: 6 considerations for cops in a large-scale critical incident

Active killer incidents and other large-scale mass-casualty events are sudden — you need to get ready with tactics and tools to help get you through a very, very long day - Full Story
December 04, 2015
Why street cops should use woodland tracking tactics Patrick Patten - Tactical Woodland Operations

Why street cops should use woodland tracking tactics

Given the right conditions, you can use tracking to find or eliminate areas where a suspect may be hiding - Full Story
November 24, 2015
5 requirements for a successful gang task force Nick Perna - Gang Investigations

5 requirements for a successful gang task force

Whenever agents, detectives, and officers are brought together from local, state and federal agencies, there are inherent difficulties that need to be addressed from the beginning - Full Story
November 20, 2015
Not 'just the facts': How cops can effectively communicate with domestic violence victims David Cropp - Domestic Violence Prevention & Investigation

Not 'just the facts': How cops can effectively communicate with domestic violence victims

We must understand coping skills of victims and facilitate effective communication the best we can - Full Story
November 11, 2015
Betrayal: How I reconcile the Joe Gliniewicz I knew with the one I didn't PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

Betrayal: How I reconcile the Joe Gliniewicz I knew with the one I didn't

People felt they knew Joe well, but of course they didn’t know the Joe that we are hearing about now - Full Story
November 03, 2015
i2 Enterprise Insight Analysis helps investigators connect the dots Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

i2 Enterprise Insight Analysis helps investigators connect the dots

In its simplest use, IBM i2 EIA takes all of the data points available and creates a “cloud,” with connectors leading to and from every data point that is somehow associated with another - Full Story
November 03, 2015
Why police agencies should embrace news media Cole Zercoe - Policing in the 21st Century

Why police agencies should embrace news media

Working with – not against – news organizations will help you better control your agency's narrative - Full Story
November 02, 2015
3 trials later, a cop is vindicated for off-duty shooting Dave Grossi - Tactics & Training

3 trials later, a cop is vindicated for off-duty shooting

Supervisory Special Agent Art Gonzales had to use deadly force against his estranged wife to save his own life — the legal battle to follow would be almost as difficult as the incident itself - Full Story
October 31, 2015
New designer drug, Flakka, hits the streets American Military University - In Public Safety

New designer drug, Flakka, hits the streets

Like many other stimulant drugs, users of flakka often become addicted - Full Story



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