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April 27, 2015
9 more laws cops least enjoy enforcing P1 Community - The Question

9 more laws cops least enjoy enforcing

By PoliceOne Staff Ah, the daily grind. No matter how much cops enjoy what they do for a living, certain... - Full Story
April 24, 2015
Debunking 6 myths about in-custody death Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

Debunking 6 myths about in-custody death

At this year’s 2015 ILEETA conference, expert Lawrence offered the following about the misconceptions surrounding in-custody deaths and injuries - Full Story
April 24, 2015
Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

"Choke-hold law:" How chiefs can combat ill-informed legislative police policies

Chief Steven Casstevens spoke at ILEETA 2015, urging leaders to stay aware of efforts in legislatures across the country that are making ill-informed policy decisions for local police - Full Story
April 15, 2015
How traffic cops can defend against 3 common attacks on a traffic citation Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

How traffic cops can defend against 3 common attacks on a traffic citation

Whatever violations you’re enforcing — or crimes you’re investigating — think about possible common defenses and address them up front so you and the prosecutor won’t be surprised by them in court - Full Story
March 30, 2015
A veteran motor officer’s guide to traffic court testimony Jason Hoschouer - Motors and Monies

A veteran motor officer’s guide to traffic court testimony

Traffic court isn’t personal and you aren’t there to represent yourself — you are there as a representative of your department and your state — so try to use these seven keys to making the best of every appearance - Full Story
March 18, 2015
Two words that should never appear in your police report Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

Two words that should never appear in your police report

If you keep putting these words in your reports, there’s a good chance you’ll end up eating them in court - Full Story
February 18, 2015
5 'rules' for winning courtroom testimony Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

5 'rules' for winning courtroom testimony

The below rules will help you overcome instances in the courtroom when being cross-examined by a defense attorney whose focused purpose is to discredit you — even if you’re telling the truth - Full Story
January 28, 2015
Cops that can ‘see through walls?’ Facts about the X-ray uproar Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

Cops that can ‘see through walls?’ Facts about the X-ray uproar

Cops and prosecutors should be upfront with courts about radar vision into homes because what they don’t know will come to hurt us - Full Story
January 21, 2015
Why 'extraordinary' grand jury cases like Ferguson have different rules Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

Why 'extraordinary' grand jury cases like Ferguson have different rules

Prosecuting Attorney McCulloch would’ve been derelict to present the case following grand jury “norms” - Full Story
January 08, 2015
What the civil litigation cases for Brown and Garner might look like Jessica Dipre - Civil Litigation Issues

What the civil litigation cases for Brown and Garner might look like

Police training and proper documentation is more important than ever in order to prevent or defend Section 1983 actions - Full Story



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