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Police: NJ prostitute not among 4 bodies on beach

'I don't want anybody to think we have a Jack the Ripper running around Suffolk County with blood dripping from a knife,' Police Commissioner Dormer said - Full Story


Atlanta police arrest 246 in week-long sweep

'To remove that many felons off of Atlanta's streets through a cooperative effort is remarkable,' says Atlanta Police Chief George Turner - Full Story


Calif. cops face heat over shootings of civilians

The NAACP presented statistics from Oakland authorities on 45 officer-involved shootings from 2004 to 2008, one-third of which were fatal and 37 victims were black - Full Story


Police, K-9s search beach were 4 corpses were found

Cops provided local investigators with 10 K-9s as they expanded their search for additional bodies - Full Story


NM officer's obstruction trial goes to jury

Authorities say the federal narcotics investigation was derailed after the officer tipped off his friend - Full Story


Chicago robber's gun matches Ill.-Ind. shootings

Chicago robber's gun matches Ill.-Ind. shootings

Police officer Brian Dorian initially was arrested in the October shootings, but he was released days later and cleared of suspicion - Full Story


Possible serial killer link on NY beach road

Police say that four bodies were systematically dumped, perhaps over a period of 18 months or longer - Full Story


Process the crime scene with facts the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) - TechBeat

Process the crime scene with facts

Agencies can add, modify and maintain up-to-date protocols according to specific agency policies and procedures - Full Story


Improving video surveillance to solve crime the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) - TechBeat

Improving video surveillance to solve crime

Quality surveillance can provide detectives with vital clues and quickly lead to an arrest - Full Story


Tim Goergen: Building a Positive Organization

Dave Smith sits down with Street Survival Instructor, Chief Tim Goergen, to discuss effective ways to facilitate organizational change. He explains the importance of coming up with a plan and taking into consideration all parts of the organization that will be affected by a new policy or piece of equipment. If you want to help your agency come up with innovative ways to make positive changes, the first step is to create a plan with a list of action items.

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