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Week 347
August 20, 2007
Ammo shortage squeezes police forces



Troops training for and fighting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are firing more than 1 billion bullets a year, contributing to ammunition shortages hitting police departments nationwide and preventing some officers from training with the weapons they carry on patrol.

Forgoing proper, repetitive weapons training comes with a price on the streets in diminished accuracy, quickness on the draw and basic decision-making skills ... Full Story

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The Thomas Theorem: Frontline response to excited delirium

The Thomas Theorem is a fundamental law of sociology that can assist law enforcement personnel in their interactions with subjects experiencing excited delirium as well as mental illness.

The Theorem states that if an individual believes his situation to be real, the consequences of that belief will determine his response. In other words, if the subject believes Elvis is coming for dinner, you can expect to be asked to provide crowd control ... Full Story

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12 critical elements of a modern firearms training program
Don't let them use this
"weapon" against you





In today's tip, a P1 member reminds officers that protecting your gun and knife during a scuffle may not be enough.

He points out a tool officers use everyday that could be turned into a deadly weapon during a fight ... Full Tip

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News and Announcements
Press Release:
New Hampshire State Police and Highway Patrol Convert to Smith & Wesson M&P45
[Smith & Wesson]

Teen killed St. Louis officer in 'spur of the moment decision'
[St. Louis, MO]

Across U.S., police struggle with staffing
[Los Angeles, CA]

Utah SWAT shoot armed man after standoff
[Salt Lake City, UT]

Knife-wielding man attacks Calif. police; suspect fatally shot
[Riverside, CA]
Officer Down

Detective Kenneth Armstrong
Montgomery, Alabama


Ala. detective dies
responding to robbery

End of Watch: August 20, 2007

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MySpace.com helped N.J. police track shooting suspects
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Suicidal Md. man fatally shot by police
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Northern Calif. police use DNA database to solve cold cases
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Okla. police's training focuses on high-speed chases
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