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Week 470
12/30/2009

Editor's Note:

This is the final PoliceOne newsletter of 2009. Throughout December, we've been featuring columns that look back at the past year and the past decade, or look ahead to what's on the horizon for police officers.

Now we want to hear from you. Tell us how you think law enforcement has changed over the past 10 years. Fill in the blanks and e-mail us:

"Ten years ago, ________; now, ________."

Happy New Year from everyone at PoliceOne.

— Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Senior Editor

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Changes in police careers over the years

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