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 How do we stop cops from being dragged by cars?
 Helping cops hit by the Joplin tornado
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Dear PoliceOne Member,

The use of helmet cameras in SWAT operations can potentially have negative consequences. First and foremost, once those videos get out into the public — and they are as discoverable at trial as every other element of the department’s communications and records — the bad guys can use them to observe police tactics. And in some rare cases, such video could lead to civil lawsuits down the road.

Do SWAT teams need helmet cams? Do the many benefits outweigh the occasional risks? Add your thoughts in the comments area or send us an email.


PoliceOne Senior Editor Doug Wyllie
Featured News

Helmet cam of deadly SWAT raid sparks furor
This video, as well as more than 500 pages of officers' statements, evidence lists, and witness interviews, were released by the Pima County Sheriff's Department. "Shots fired!"
Today's Top Stories:
Calif. officer dead, another critical after funeral crash: The two motor officers collided during funeral for fellow officer
Video: Fla. deputy dragged by a motorcycle: The 62-year old deputy was only moderately injured despite being dragged 300 feet
Off-duty NJ cop killed in shooting
DOJ releases study on ECDs
Supreme Court overturns conviction in 1998 killing of police officer
Police kill 'Grandma Bandit' suspect
2 NYPD officers acquitted in '08 rape case
Mandatory-minimum law led to surge in federal inmates, spending
PoliceOne Exclusive
How do we stop cops from being dragged by cars?
By PoliceOne Senior Editor Doug Wyllie
Electromagnetic pulse technology that cooks a vehicle's computer electronics and therefore prevents 'dragged by' incidents has yet to hit the streets. Officer safety, then, is up to the officer ... Grip reflex
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PoliceOne Exclusive
LEOs helping LEOs: A campaign to aid cops in Joplin
By PoliceOne Senior Editor Doug Wyllie
At least 11 police officers lost everything in the tornado on Sunday — seven from Joplin PD, two from Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, and two from Carthage PD. The officer struck by lightning continues to need our help ... Many hands make light work
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Man in YouTube arrest goes on trial
A man whose confrontation with Pittsburgh police became an Internet sensation is headed to trial. The video still rocks.
9/11 Tribute
This video from Patch Project founder Brett Hill has lots and lots of firefighters in it, but there are also some great images of LEOs. Take a moment to remember those who perished on 9/11.
P1 First Person
Where is our patriotism?
By PoliceOne Member Keith Bettinger
This author, who is known to many LEOs, asks, 'What happened to honoring our heroes, decorating graves on Memorial Day, attending Memorial Day parades?' Honoring heroes
Delivering Standards-Compliant Public Safety LTE
Access to real-time information over a broadband network will transform the way public safety serves and protects communities. Today, Motorola is delivering standards-compliant Public Safety LTE networks for first responders. Leveraging our nearly 80 years serving Public Safety, we are also developing applications for Public Safety LTE networks, designed specifically for mission critical operations.
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Video Tactical Tip
Calls involving off-duty officers
PoliceOne Columnist Betsy Brantner Smith recommends some tips to help dispatchers get from an officer involved in an off-duty incident the important information responding officers will need ... Clear and accurate communication
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P1 Member Photo of the Week
Nice haul!

This week's photo comes from P1 Member Ryan Phillips, a Deputy with the Snohomish (Wash.) County Sheriff’s Office, who writes that the haul pictured here was from a seizure done by the SCSO’s Directed Patrol Unit.

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