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January 21, 2016
Suicide intervention: How cops can avoid getting sued Mike Wood - Tactical Analysis

Suicide intervention: How cops can avoid getting sued

With such difficult and complex legal traps and hurdles to overcome, it becomes legally perilous for officers to intervene in suicidal situations - Full Story
December 24, 2015
What we learned from California's Prop 47 in 2015 Harriet Fox - The CO's Corner

What we learned from California's Prop 47 in 2015

It will be several years before the full effects of Prop 47 are seen, but 2015 offers a good glimpse into the ramifications - Full Story
December 07, 2015
How SCOTUS impacted policing in 2015 Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

How SCOTUS impacted policing in 2015

The Court has said reasonableness does not require perfection, but it does require a plausible satisfaction of Fourth Amendment criteria - Full Story
September 28, 2015
4 tips to improve police use of TASERs Capt. Greg Meyer (ret.) - Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement

4 tips to improve police use of TASERs

By taking all available time to assemble a number of officers in non-emergency cases, understanding why TASERs “fail,” reconsidering the use of the drive-stun, and knowing when immediate action is the best course of action, we can improve our use of nonlethal weapons - Full Story
September 16, 2015
Court answers burning Fourth Amendment question on pot Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

Court answers burning Fourth Amendment question on pot

Officer trying to settle neighbors’ dispute has my vote for most innovative search warrant in 2015 - Full Story
September 04, 2015
P1 Photo of the Week: Shooting hoops PoliceOne Members - Photo of the Week

P1 Photo of the Week: Shooting hoops

(PoliceOne Image) Magnolia (Ohio) Police Department Sgt. Michael Balash submitted a photo of Patrolman... - Full Story
July 29, 2015
How surreptitious DNA sampling is knocking on the Supreme Court’s door Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

How surreptitious DNA sampling is knocking on the Supreme Court’s door

Know the issues so your investigative practices can shape the debate and not result in unintended consequences in the form of a SCOUTS ruling - Full Story
July 29, 2015
7 things police should consider before surreptitiously sampling DNA Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

7 things police should consider before surreptitiously sampling DNA

“Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.” — Sun Tzu, The Art of War - Full Story
May 20, 2015
Making a DUI case when the suspect isn’t driving (or even awake) Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

Making a DUI case when the suspect isn’t driving (or even awake)

There are several key elements you should consider in order to successfully charge DUI in any of these cases — here, we’ll examine three - Full Story
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



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