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March 27, 2014
How this one interview technique can beat lying suspects Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

How this one interview technique can beat lying suspects

Subjects seeking to be deceptive overwhelmingly prefer closed-ended questions that let them get by with abbreviated statements whereas truthful individuals will mine their memories for the truth - Full Story
March 27, 2014
How to get more suspect confessions by being a ‘car salesman’ John Bowden - On Language, Communication, and Leadership

How to get more suspect confessions by being a ‘car salesman’

A physical trigger can be all it takes to convince a suspect to tell us their story - Full Story
March 26, 2014
Thermal imaging technology as an iPhone accessory? Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

Thermal imaging technology as an iPhone accessory?

Incorporating the FLIR ONE thermal imager — expected to cost about $350 — onto the iPhone we’re already carrying around might make a lot of sense - Full Story
March 19, 2014
Why SCOTUS won't issue a sweeping police cell phone search decision Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

Why SCOTUS won't issue a sweeping police cell phone search decision

What’s reasonable and unreasonable when it comes to cell phone searches and privacy is often the sticky wicket cops find themselves in — enter the Supreme Court - Full Story
March 19, 2014
What cops need to know about minor sex trade John Vanek - Task Force Leadership

What cops need to know about minor sex trade

Nationally, the average age at which DMST victims are introduced into prostitution is 13 years old - Full Story
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



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