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The Police Investigations topic area furnishes cops with the latest news, information and strategies used in closing a case and putting bad guys behind bars. Whether you are a patrol officer arriving first on the scene or a detective searching for leads on a cold case, this touches on everything that happens between the suspect’s crimes to the final conviction.
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December 27, 2013
2013 in Review: SCOTUS decisions, from dogs to Katz Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

2013 in Review: SCOTUS decisions, from dogs to Katz

The U.S. Supreme Court’s continuing protection of property rights in 2013 - Full Story
December 17, 2013
Facial recognition technology: Staring down the future John Rivera - Technology Helpdesk

Facial recognition technology: Staring down the future

The use of facial recognition will grow not only in law enforcement, but in private society as well - Full Story
December 13, 2013
How students, parents, teachers and police prevented an active shooter attack Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

How students, parents, teachers and police prevented an active shooter attack

An active shooter incident preempted and averted in Bartlesville (Okla.) provides a template for near-perfect threat response - Full Story
December 11, 2013
4 good reasons to pursue gang cases Nick Perna - Gang Investigations

4 good reasons to pursue gang cases

Even when victims and witnesses won’t cooperate, gang detectives need to find other ways to put cases together — here’s why - Full Story
December 05, 2013
Fishing for evidence yields results in Texas the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) - TechBeat

Fishing for evidence yields results in Texas

When officers need to investigate an unwitnessed vehicle crash, especially a fatal one, they can usually find plenty of physical evidence. Unless, of course, it ends up underwater - Full Story
November 26, 2013
6 language patterns to prompt a confession John Bowden - On Language, Communication, and Leadership

6 language patterns to prompt a confession

Kevin Hogan has written numerous books on communication techniques applicable to both sales and our investigative tool of interrogation — here, we’ll examine the use of language patterns - Full Story
November 25, 2013
5 tips to prepare for unexpected turns in an investigation Moe Greenberg - Detective's Notebook

5 tips to prepare for unexpected turns in an investigation

Criminal investigations don’t always go according to plan, but “the unexpected” need not be a black cloud looming large over your case - Full Story
November 14, 2013
Operation Switch: 9 lessons learned PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

Operation Switch: 9 lessons learned

Part four of a four-part series going inside the first long-term undercover operation in the United States - Full Story
October 31, 2013
Operation Switch: The Cadillac and the Corvette PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

Operation Switch: The Cadillac and the Corvette

Part three of a four-part series going inside the first long-term undercover operation in the United States - Full Story
October 30, 2013
Investigating human trafficking: Teams, task forces, and tips from experts John Vanek - Task Force Leadership

Investigating human trafficking: Teams, task forces, and tips from experts

Here are some options to consider depending on the size of your agency, your agency’s understanding of human trafficking, and your proximity to federal offices - Full Story



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