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February 16, 2012
Taking care of #1 after a critical incident Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Taking care of #1 after a critical incident

Ensure an officer’s physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing is attended to by professionals capable of recognizing and treating every type of trauma - Full Story
February 13, 2012
Is TASER drive-stun heading to the U.S. Supreme Court? Capt. Greg Meyer (ret.) - Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement

Is TASER drive-stun heading to the U.S. Supreme Court?

Properly deployed TASER probes will provide instant neuromuscular incapacitation — drive-stun is a pain-compliance tool, not an incapacitator in most circumstances - Full Story
February 09, 2012
Is prone positioning really riskier for suspects? Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Is prone positioning really riskier for suspects?

Besides dispelling some persistent myths about the risk of prone positioning, Dr. Christine Hall feels that one study confirms the rarity of sudden in-custody death - Full Story
February 08, 2012
Use of force: Defining 'objectively-reasonable' force Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

Use of force: Defining 'objectively-reasonable' force

The term “objectively reasonable” is the true — and most accurate — legal standard when both teaching use of force, and/or evaluating an officer’s past use of force - Full Story
January 26, 2012
Beware the legal risks of spreading gory scene photos Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

Beware the legal risks of spreading gory scene photos

You wouldn’t do it, but let’s say an officer of your acquaintance uses his personal cell... - Full Story
January 24, 2012
Product Review: SilverCloud GPS tracker from LandAirSea Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Product Review: SilverCloud GPS tracker from LandAirSea

The recent 9-0 Supreme Court decision in U.S. v. Jones undoubtedly creates a Fourth Amendment hurdle for investigations, but that issue notwithstanding, one device merits a look by any agency interested in using GPS tracking technology - Full Story
January 24, 2012
What does the Supreme Court decision in U.S. v. Jones mean for investigators? Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

What does the Supreme Court decision in U.S. v. Jones mean for investigators?

In a unanimous decision — a somewhat unusual event these days — the United States Supreme... - Full Story
January 11, 2012
Use of force: Defining 'reasonable' versus 'necessary' Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

Use of force: Defining 'reasonable' versus 'necessary'

For police use-of-force incidents, the definitions of words like ‘reasonable’ and ‘necessary’ are often discussed but sometimes also misused or misunderstood - Full Story
January 05, 2012
Addressing cops' confusion over 'the public duty doctrine' Steve "Pappy" Papenfuhs - Training to Think

Addressing cops' confusion over 'the public duty doctrine'

Proper training on the principles of the public duty doctrine and how it applies to police officers is essential to avoid liability on the part of the department and officers - Full Story
December 23, 2011
Drug interdiction: The 'search authority' of maritime cops Tom Burrell - Patrolling the Waterways

Drug interdiction: The 'search authority' of maritime cops

Multiple courts, in various jurisdictions, have repeatedly decided in favor of random stops to determine compliance with boating safety requirements - Full Story



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