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Wayne Hoover: New Methods of Interrogation

One of America's top interview and interrogation specialists talks to PoliceOneTV's Betsy Smith about non-confrontational interrogation methods. This open-ended technique can often lead to more fruitful interviews for a law enforcement officer and could be a great tool to add to your arsenal.

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New meth formula avoids anti-drug laws

New meth formula avoids anti-drug laws

By Justin Juozapavicius Associated PressTULSA, Okla. — This is the new formula for methamphetamine:... - Full Story


Data center to let police, sheriffs pool info

By Tony Plohetski Austin American-StatesmanFor months, detectives from two law enforcement agencies had... - Full Story


Dallas police pioneering new photo lineup approach

Dallas police pioneering new photo lineup approach

By Jeff Carlton Associated PressDALLAS — Frustrated with a string of wrongful convictions, the... - Full Story

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Informants are a double-edged sword

Informants are a double-edged sword

While confidential informants can be incredibly valuable sources of information, running a CI is a delicate operation even under the best of circumstances, and poses a wide array of problems and pitfalls. The first and most obvious issue is that most people who have access to the inner workings of a criminal organization, and therefore the most valuable intelligence, are themselves criminals. - Full Story


Confidential informants: A double-edged sword Fred Burton - Counterterrorism Intelligence Report

Confidential informants: A double-edged sword

By Scott Stewart and Fred BurtonPolice in El Paso, Texas, announced Aug. 11 that they had arrested thr... - Full Story


Web site dedicated to cold cases helps police

By Gabriel Falcon CNN.comIn March, a young woman talking to a friend on the phone said she heard someone... - Full Story


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How to buy computer forensics products

Computer forensics, also known as digital forensics, is the science of capturing and analyzing digital da... - Full Story


Suspects who sparked Calif. fire may be linked to cartels

By Greg Risling Associated PressSANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Investigators said Tuesday they believe... - Full Story


S.C. officers benefit from community policing efforts

By Glenn Smith Post and CourierCHARLESTON, S.C. — The burglar had eluded North Charleston police... - Full Story

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