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October 17, 2013
Operation Switch: Going operational PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

Operation Switch: Going operational

Part two of a four-part series going inside the first long-term undercover operation in the United States - Full Story
October 14, 2013
Gang codes: Patterns on paper Gary Klivans - Cracking Gang Codes

Gang codes: Patterns on paper

Gang codes can be very ornate symbols that bear no resemblance to the English alphabet. Gangs use these... - Full Story
October 04, 2013
Virginia pushes a 'best practice' model for suspect lineups Karen L. Bune - Criminals, Victims, and Cops

Virginia pushes a 'best practice' model for suspect lineups

Documenting and following a reliable procedure helps make a good ID — and helps it hold up in court - Full Story
October 03, 2013
Operation Switch: Setting up the sting PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

Operation Switch: Setting up the sting

Inside the first long-term undercover operation in the United States — part one of a four-part series - Full Story
September 27, 2013
Choosing a new approach to AMBER alerts the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) - TechBeat

Choosing a new approach to AMBER alerts

There’s nothing more critical to the mission of law enforcement than protecting children who can’t protect themselves. That’s the philosophy that the Kentucky State Police emphasize in using the Commercial Mobile Alert System with some AMBER Alerts - Full Story
September 26, 2013
Should law enforcement utilize psychics in investigations? PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

Should law enforcement utilize psychics in investigations?

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
September 25, 2013
One man, one gun, and 100 lives saved Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

One man, one gun, and 100 lives saved

An off-duty SAS Marine enjoying a coffee saved 100 lives during the Kenya attack that killed upwards of 70 people - Full Story
September 25, 2013
Atheists in foxholes: Is faith essential to police work? Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

Atheists in foxholes: Is faith essential to police work?

Studies have shown that perception affects behavior, we are essentially wired for faith - Full Story
September 18, 2013
Are cell phone searches the new breathalyzer? Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

Are cell phone searches the new breathalyzer?

Texting while driving is difficult to prove — should implied consent laws be applied to cell phone searches? - Full Story
September 17, 2013
Interview and interrogation: Breaking the alibi John Bowden - On Language, Communication, and Leadership

Interview and interrogation: Breaking the alibi

“He who has not a good memory should never take upon himself the trade of lying.”
— Michel de Montaigne 1533-1592 - Full Story



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