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Week 403
Sept. 19, 2008
The Police Officers Safety Association (POSA)
Career physical fitness standards
A vigorously discussed subject in police circles a decade ago was that of career physical fitness standards for police officers. The subject seemed to fall off the radar following the terrorist attacks on September 11th and the plethora of new law enforcement topics and concerns that resulted from them. Nonetheless, the idea stayed alive, with more agencies placing a premium (literally, with monetary bonuses) on physical fitness ... Full Story
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Featured News
Urban Shield 2008: Plan, prepare, and train



California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation begin thier tactical assault on the USS Gibson, where an unknown number of subjects are downloading sensitive information from a computer in the communications room. (PoliceOne Photo/Doug Wyllie)


ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif. — Plan, prepare, and train. This sentence accurately captures both the underlying philosophy and the overarching goals for the recently completed Urban Shield 2008 – the single largest homeland security training exercise of its kind in the United States.

With financial support from the Bay Area Super Urban Area Security Initiative (SUASI), and a generous contribution from BAE Corporation, Assistant Sheriff Roderick brought in 25 Tactical Teams ... Full Story


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P1 Video Training Tip
Making TASER training more realistic


In today’s PoliceOne video tactical tip, TASER Instructor Jerry Staton explains the importance of making your TASER training as realistic as possible, both in terms of vision and sound, and shares suggestions for how you can do so with very little time, effort and expense ... Watch this tip

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News and Announcements

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Chicago cops blame 'low morale' for less arrests
[Chicago, IL]

Seattle cops shelve cameras after complaints
[Seattle, WA]

DEA arrests 175 Mexican drug trafficking suspects
[Washington, DC]

Officer inspires others after near-fatal crash
[Lakewood, CO]

Ala. murder suspect who escaped courthouse captured
[Birmingham, AL]

International Police Photo of the Day

Police officers guard arms and ammunition seized to a criminal gang that allegedly works for drug traffickers in Medellin, Colombia on Thursday. (AP Photo)

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News and Announcements
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Officer fired after using vascular restraint
[Mt. Juliet, TN]

Wis. woman charged with ramming squad cars
[Waukesha, WI]

'Safe surrender' program draws 151 fugitives
[Philadelphia, PA]

Dallas PD collects videos of near fatal chase
[Dallas, TX]


PoliceOne Member
Comment of the Week

"You'll stand tall at "Last Call." Bless you my sister and thank you for your service.

— C. Kimball, Kans. Highway Patrol, (RET)"

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LAPD officer mourned in LA train crash
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