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October 15, 2010
Understanding the officer-prosecutor divide Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

Understanding the officer-prosecutor divide

Conflict between officers and prosecutors is indicative of the inherent checks and balances in our criminal justice system - Full Story
October 15, 2010
The 'sexting' prosecutor: What would you do if you were in charge? Richard Davis, ALM - Understanding Domestic Violence

The 'sexting' prosecutor: What would you do if you were in charge?

I suggested in a previous article titled Testilying that the criminal justice system favors the patrician... - Full Story
October 14, 2010
P1 First Person: Dash-cam (in)justice PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Dash-cam (in)justice

By David Demurjian PoliceOne Member It is interesting to see the progression of technology as it impacts... - Full Story
October 06, 2010
Science, liability, and restraint asphyxia (redux) Dr. Darrell L. Ross - Legal Issues and Concepts

Science, liability, and restraint asphyxia (redux)

Instituting a risk-management approach can help an agency defend against an allegation of wrongful sudden death - Full Story
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



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