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December 12, 2014
5 Supreme Court decisions from 2014 impacting law enforcement Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

5 Supreme Court decisions from 2014 impacting law enforcement

The 2014 calendar brought us five significant cases which impact officers’ understanding of Fourth Amendment limits, both in its extension and restrictions - Full Story
December 03, 2014
Security v. safety: What cops should know about the encryption war Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

Security v. safety: What cops should know about the encryption war

Should individuals be permitted to have a lock that no one but the owner may open? - Full Story
November 19, 2014
How cops’ use of kill switches will be closely scrutinized Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

How cops’ use of kill switches will be closely scrutinized

Let’s get ahead of this one because we’re presently 0-2 when it comes to the Supreme Court and our techie intrusions - Full Story
September 23, 2014
10 limitations of body cams you need to know for your protection Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

10 limitations of body cams you need to know for your protection

A special report from the Force Science Institute - Full Story
September 19, 2014
Law: The loudest voice in use-of-force cases Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

Law: The loudest voice in use-of-force cases

Whether the mob is a group of angry citizens looting stores or police officers behaving in ways that betray their training and professionalism, the mob is not the answer in this country — it never has been - Full Story
September 17, 2014
How cops can best prepare for a court appearance Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

How cops can best prepare for a court appearance

A calm, sincere, respectful, open, forthright attitude — no matter who’s asking the questions — will have you credibly winning despite confrontational questions - Full Story
August 27, 2014
7 rules to prevent 'excessive use-of-force' accusations Chuck Joyner - Survival Sciences

7 rules to prevent 'excessive use-of-force' accusations

How do we protect the many officers who have been falsely accused of excessive force and then libeled and slandered in the media? - Full Story
August 20, 2014
Cell phone tracking by police: 2 key court decisions explained Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

Cell phone tracking by police: 2 key court decisions explained

As this issue continues to evolve, do your best to keep informed on the latest developments - Full Story
July 16, 2014
How to properly apply 'reasonableness' in use-of-force investigations Matt Stiehm - Campus Safety

How to properly apply 'reasonableness' in use-of-force investigations

The facts — the officers’ interpretation of the facts at the scene — are what should be used as the guiding principles and points when reviewing an application of force - Full Story
June 25, 2014
The Court's decision on cell phone searches: 3 things cops need to know Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

The Court's decision on cell phone searches: 3 things cops need to know

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that with the exception of some emergency circumstances, police must obtain a warrant before searching the contents of a cell phone seized from someone who has been arrested - Full Story



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