Studies have shown that more educated officers tend to draw less complaints and tend to be involved in fewer use-of-force incidents, inferring that higher levels of education make officers better at decision making and communication. What do you think? Is education a key component to good police work? If you were asked, would you prefer to work with an officer who has three years street experience and a bachelor's degree or six years experience and no college degree. Law Officer magazine would like to know.
(left) As a L.A. County Sheriff tactical squad covers him, Eduardo Medina, right, of East L.A., is taken into custody to end a standoff that lasted more than four hours on the Long Beach Freeway (I-710) in South Gate, Calif., Wednesday. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
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Trooper tells story of depression, and how he escaped it
by PoliceOne News Editor Lindsay Gebhart Trooper Thomas A. Peoples, 31, began Feb. 7, 1998, like many other days - at the Hallmark Restaurant eating breakfast with a few friends. Traffic in Killeen, Texas, would prove relatively quiet that morning. A small accident, a traffic ticket - little to note
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Escaping from a suspect's leg wrap
by Columnist Dave Young, Director of Specialized Programs for Fox Valley Tech. College's Redman Training Division
In this week's PoliceOne Video Tactical Tip of the Week, Dave Young, Director of Specialized Programs for Fox Valley Tech. College's Redman Training Division, shows you step-by-step methods for escaping a situation where a suspect, on his back on the ground, has wrapped his legs around you and pinned you on top of him
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Safariland introduces two new paddle holsters with their innovative Automatic Locking System (ALS™). In addition to their proven SLS, with ALS, once the weapon is holstered, it "locks" into place providing additional security from typical open top holsters. The device is completely operable with the thumb, making it very instinctive to use. Two new belt slide versions - Models 6351/6358 - are also available.
Safety Vision's latest in-car video system, the PatrolRecorder™, functions as a standalone system and integrates with an onboard computer. This fully integrated solution is compliant with Federal Rules of Evidence and incorporates Safety Vision's patented SpeedZoom® camera. Recording begins upon activation of emergency signals and allows wireless video transfers.
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