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Week-400-August-29-2008

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Editor's Note:

In light of the Labor Day Holiday the next PoliceOne Newsletter will be sent on Wednesday, September 3rd. For those with time off this holiday weekend, enjoy. For those on patrol, stay safe!

— Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Senior Editor

Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement
Telling your story
When a major use of force incident occurs in your jurisdiction, and draws media attention, how does your chief react? Ideally there is a swift reaction via press release (or press conference, in the case of highly visible controversy) as soon as possible after the incident. Let a few hours go by without comment from “the top” of your agency, and the media will find others to define the issues, speculate about what happened, provide juicy quotes that assume wrongdoing, and undermine the public’s confidence in your officers ... Full Story
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Featured News
Border Patrol struggles to keep newly hired agents



U.S. Border Patrol field operations supervisor John Paisley does the daily briefing for agents at the Imperial Beach Border Patrol Station. A recent statistic shows that 30 percent of agents leave the agency in less than 18 months. (AP Photo)


IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. — Law enforcement officers wanted: must work graveyard shifts alone in remote towns along the Mexican border, put in long hours and perform well in triple-digit temperatures.

That message is never touted in U.S. Border Patrol recruitment brochures, but the sobering reality of working on the border has created an environment in which about 30 percent of agents leave their jobs in less than 18 months ... Full Story


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Fourth inmate captured in N.M. jail outbreak
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Montana trooper, motorist die in crash
[Columbia Falls, MT]

Police nab Fla. teen after learning about shooting spree plan
[Dade City, FL]

Kits help Indy police recover DNA from guns
[Indianapolis, IN]

International Police Photo of the Day

Iraqi police parade during a graduation ceremony held at a police academy in Baghdad. (AP Photo)

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Heavy police presence at DNC 'reassuring'
[Denver, CO]

Gun-carrying Ohio man impersonated cop
[New Orleans, LA]

Man leads Calif. cops in chase, rams cruiser
[Maxwell, CA]

Ariz. officer's widow slammed by radio host
[Phoenix, AZ]


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"Hope the correctional staff have plenty of garlic and wooden spikes!"

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