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March 03, 2014
Innovative OIS protocol blends interview and walk-through processes Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Innovative OIS protocol blends interview and walk-through processes

By advocating that the two events be combined into a single occurrence, Lieutenant Todd Larson of the Scottsdale (Ariz.) PD has brought a new protocol to his agency that satisfies administrators, prosecutors, investigators, and officers alike - Full Story
February 26, 2014
Why you should care about NY court's ruling on police deception Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

Why you should care about NY court's ruling on police deception

If courts across the land can’t agree, how is the average cop supposed to know what’s okay? - Full Story
February 26, 2014
Case law on police deception Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

Case law on police deception

In some ways, the law is unclear on what police deception is legal (or not). However, despite the conflicting... - Full Story
February 24, 2014
Legal marijuana Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

Legal marijuana "stops" one type of crime, gives rise to another

Cash businesses — such as the stores in Colorado and Washington State where sale of marijuana is now legal — are attractive targets for thieves - Full Story
February 20, 2014
The electronic stakeout: Innovative use of GPS technology PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

The electronic stakeout: Innovative use of GPS technology

In PoliceOne "First Person" essays, PoliceOne Members candidly share their own unique personal insights on issues confronting cops today, as well as opinions, observations, and advice on living life behind the thin blue line - Full Story
February 19, 2014
Do police officers have too much or too little discretion? P1 Community - The Question

Do police officers have too much or too little discretion?

A question posted recently on Quora asked, “Do police officers have too much or too little discretion?”... - Full Story
February 18, 2014
Demystifying background investigations: What you can expect when applying for a law enforcement job American Military University - In Public Safety

Demystifying background investigations: What you can expect when applying for a law enforcement job

While each department may conduct the background investigation a bit differently, there are many commonalities that apply to all criminal justice agencies - Full Story
February 17, 2014
How to spot and catch mentally-disturbed Scott Stewart - Tactical Intelligence

How to spot and catch mentally-disturbed "lone wolves"

Efforts to detect surveillance — whether by law enforcement, intelligence agencies, corporations or individuals — are a critical means of spotting lone wolves during the target selection and planning stage - Full Story
January 30, 2014
New LexisNexis service keeps tabs on social media Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

New LexisNexis service keeps tabs on social media

Investigations increasingly involve evidence left in the cyber world, and the joint project with DigitalStakeout takes another step in that direction - Full Story
January 30, 2014
Quickly read, analyze, and interpret body language John Bowden - On Language, Communication, and Leadership

Quickly read, analyze, and interpret body language

I came up with five categories of general behavior — it is not a total list of all behaviors, but rather, a list of general behavior — to look for during an interview or interrogation - Full Story



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