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Week-421-January-21-2009

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Week 421
January 21, 2009

Editor's Note:

New members join PoliceOne every day, and we’ve added a troop of new columnists over the years. Whether you're new to P1 or have been a member for nearly a decade, we encourage you to mine the archives for articles containing timeless insights and tactical tips.

— Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Senior Editor

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An estimated two million people were in attendance as Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States on Tuesday. (AP Photo)


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Today’s P1 tactical tip is a reminder of the dangers helmets can pose to you during a traffic stop on a person wearing one. Taking simple steps to remove helmets from close proximity and easy use in an assault can better ensure your safety. ... Read full tip

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