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Week 468
12/14/2009

Editor's Note:

As part of our year end coverage, we present an exclusive STRATFOR report written for PoliceOne members. STRATFOR's Fred Burton worked with his team of analysts to give PoliceOne an insider's perspective on the evolution in counterterrorism in the past decade.

Be sure to check out our Year in Review report for more columns.

— Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Senior Editor

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A decade of evolution in police counterterrorism operations
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The way U.S. law enforcement conducts counterterrorism operations has changed significantly in the past decade. After the 9/11 attacks, several policies were put in place that gave state and local authorities more resources. Learn more about how law enforcement's strategy has evolved, and take a look at the some of the challenges that remain in combating terrorism in the years to come ... Full column
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R.I. officer charged with assault on cuffed woman

Slain Pa. officer's family urges changes to parole system

Fla. police recruit dies during agility test

Calif. court overturns ban on felons owning body armor

Ohio cop hurt after being attacked by students

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How grant funding benefited police in 2009
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Significant funding was provided to law enforcement agencies in 2009, most of which was made available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Here's a round-up of the major grants that were allocated this year as well as a summary of the requirements that law enforcement agencies need to fulfill to ensure that they can keep their funding ... Full column
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News and Announcements

N.Y. family found dead, fleeing suspect killed while trying to escape

Man leads L.A. officers on 'longest chase' to border

Fla. cop saves man who fled traffic stop, jumped into river

Tenn. police department faces 2010 without academy

Ariz. inmates lose case, Sheriff Joe can play Christmas music all day in jail

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Tactical TipWhen was the last time you checked your soft body armor? In today's tactical tip, Sgt. Betsy Brantner Smith advises officers to check the fit of their gear frequently to ensure that they are protected ... Full tip

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