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Week-415-December-8-2008

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Week 415
Dec. 8, 2008
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Tactical tourniquet use — Part two
The tactical situation or the presence of an existing hostile threat may not allow the time and may prevent conventional methods of hemorrhage control such as direct pressure, elevation, and/or the use of a hemostatic agent. The recommended means to control extremity bleeding in a tactical environment while under fire is a rapidly and properly applied tourniquet ... Full Story
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Ohio authorities question whether city can stay safe with fewer officers



Local law enforcement officers in Columbus, Ohio respond to reports of gunshot in an apartment complex. The mayor's office claims Columbus one of the ten safest big cities in the U.S. (AP Photo)


COLUMBUS, Ohio — As the city's budget crunch squeezes the police department, city officials say Columbus still is one of the safest cities in the U.S. How safe? It depends on whom you ask, and academics disagree about how much a decrease in the number of officers would effect crime rates. With the city strapped for cash, Mayor Michael B. Coleman's office has proposed not replacing as many as 57 officers who might retire next year.

Such an outcome would be hard to deal with if it continued into 2010 and 2011, said George Speaks, deputy director of public safety ... Full Story
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Today's P1 tactical tip reminds you that what you see is not always what you get, particularly when dealing with drug suspects. Keep this in mind the next time you conduct a drug-related search ... Full tip

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