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September 30, 2010
New study tests officers' endurance in fights Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

New study tests officers' endurance in fights

Results of a recent Force Science Institute study conducted in Winnipeg, Candada are expected to have important legal implications regarding the use of force in the United States - Full Story
September 24, 2010
5 fundamentals for fighting medical marijuana Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

5 fundamentals for fighting medical marijuana

‘Legal’ pot dispensaries are springing up all over — to ensure the future safety of our communities, law enforcement should take an active role in the debate - Full Story
September 20, 2010
Good report writing for less lethal use-of-force incidents Tom Munsey - Less Lethal Training

Good report writing for less lethal use-of-force incidents

After deploying a less lethal tool, proper documentation is necessary for that use of force - Full Story
September 16, 2010
Playing by the rules Jim Guffey - Rising Through the Ranks

Playing by the rules

The quality of a Police Department’s written policies, procedures, rules, and regulations can define the success of a cop’s career — both for the good and the bad - Full Story
September 10, 2010
A powerful weapon for police in the post-9/11 world Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

A powerful weapon for police in the post-9/11 world

The Terrorist Screening Center and the TSDB enable law enforcement officers to find and apprehend terrorists in the U.S. - Full Story
September 06, 2010
Detention, reasonable suspicion, and the 4th Amendment Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

Detention, reasonable suspicion, and the 4th Amendment

An officer, absent consent, may only pat/frisk search a person if there is reasonable suspicion to detain and reasonable suspicion to believe they are armed and dangerous - Full Story
August 25, 2010
Warrantless GPS tracker evidence excluded Ken Wallentine - Law Enforcement and the Law

Warrantless GPS tracker evidence excluded

A decision by a DC appeals court stops warrantless placement of a GPS tracking device on a car and sets up the possibility of a United States Supreme Court case - Full Story
August 11, 2010
Posing, performing, and conduct unbecoming Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

Posing, performing, and conduct unbecoming

Jessie Lunderby, 21, was fired by the Washington County (Ark.) Sheriff's Office following her nude appearance on Playboy.com as the "Cybergirl of the Week" - Full Story
July 30, 2010
U.S. Supreme Court continues to tweak Miranda Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

U.S. Supreme Court continues to tweak Miranda

In Berghuis v. Thompkins, the U.S. Supreme Court examined the habeas corpus appeal of a defendant who was convicted in the shooting of two individuals outside a Michigan mall - Full Story
July 28, 2010
Understanding the precedent for Judge Bolton's ruling on Ariz. 1070 Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

Understanding the precedent for Judge Bolton's ruling on Ariz. 1070

U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton essentially enjoined the State of Arizona from implementing the... - Full Story



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