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Week 410
Nov. 3, 2008

Editor's Note:

Because record numbers of people are expected to vote tomorrow, police around the country are reportedly taking “crowd-control precautions” and increasing security at polling stations “to keep things running smoothly.”

We at PoliceOne extend our deepest gratitude to those officers working to ensure a safe and successful election day and encourage all of our members to cast their vote.

— Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Senior Editor

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