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Week 350
September 12, 2007
Editor's Note: Officers all have tricks of the trade that help them get through the day safely. Why not share them with other officers? This month, the first 50 people to submit a safety tip to PoliceOne will receive an American Body Armor Gift Package! Each month, a new product will be given away to PoliceOne members who submit safety-focused tips that are used on the site. The winners will be announced at the end of each month in the PoliceOne Member eNewsletter. Submit a tip today and win!


— Scott Buhrmaster, Managing Editor

Does your agency suffer from Groupthink?


Most law enforcement managers work hard to build a closeness or commonness of attitude, behavior, and performance with their officers and staff. This management goal has been referred to as cohesiveness. Unfortunately, when cohesiveness becomes "groupthink", the decision-making process may be faulty.

Groupthink can serve to discourage thorough input from team members who are eager to move forward and hesitant to slow the process down. This article will explore how that happens and how you can avoid it ... Full Story


From the Calibre Press Newsline

Choking Dobermans, alligators in the sewer and the 21-Foot Rule

One of the toughest scenarios in law enforcement is when a subject with a knife is within 21 feet of an officer. Calibre Press pioneered the development of the 21-Foot Rule and it is a concept that we address in the Street Survival Seminar.

During the past several years an urban legend has grown that Calibre Press and the Street Survival Seminar teach officers to shoot any subject with a knife within 21 feet. We are not sure how this legend developed ... Full Story

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Fla. officials push for police partners



FLORIDA — Police partners may seem like a myth to most law enforcement officers in South Florida, but with cop killings surging across the nation, some top state and local officials say it's time to resurrect the practice.

In the aftermath of the shooting of two Broward Sheriff's Office deputies in a five-day span last month, some say having a partner is the best way to keep officers safe on dangerous streets with bold, well-armed criminals.

"Everyone hopping about by themselves is a recipe for disaster" ... Full Story

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Police officer admits to shooting self


A Texas school officer reported being shot by 2 suspects. After a manhunt, he admitted ito shooting himself. Watch video

Don't blow your cover in a bar



If you’re an undercover officer who has to frequent bars you can find yourself in a Catch 22: If you don’t drink enough, you can look suspicious, but If you drink too much you can put yourself at risk.

In today's P1 tip, a member offers tactics for making it look like you’re drinking at a 'normal' steady pace without actually over-indulging. ... Full Tip


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News and Announcements

Press Release:
Decatur Unveils New CodePal Inspection Software
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Details emerge from fatal Texas shooting
[Odessa, TX]

Pot farmers open fire on Calif. deputies; one gunman fatally shot
[San Bernardino, CA]

Ariz. officer shot trying to apprehend suspect
[Flagstaff, AZ]

Friendly fire blamed in NYPD officer's subway shooting
[New York, NY]


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News and Announcements

Press Release:
ETGI to Sponsor National Tactical Officer Association Members "Night on the Town"
[Enforcement Technology Group, Inc.]

Heads bow in memory of 9/11 victims
[New York, NY]

Mo. officer suspended for threatening to invent charges
[St. George, MO]

N.Y. officer hit during traffic stop
[Nassau, NY]

Wash. pursuit of stolen TV 'Cops' car ends in flames
[Spokane, WA]


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