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From the Supreme Court on down to the county courthouse, police law and decisions affecting law enforcement change on a daily basis. The Legal topic page on PoliceOne is a must-read for any officer, at any agency, who wants to stay up-to-date on the latest news. Every trial, verdict, and court decision that has to do with cops will be covered on this page, which also features expert analysis.
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March 09, 2010
How to buy emergency preparedness products PoliceOne Staff - How to Buy...

How to buy emergency preparedness products

Domestic terrorism and natural disasters aggravated by climate changes have made public safety agencies... - Full Story
March 09, 2010
Police tactical teams: Breaching municipal boundaries NYTOA – The New York Tactical Officers Association - New York Tactical

Police tactical teams: Breaching municipal boundaries

Legal requirements to establish a multi-jurisdictional police tactical team - Full Story
February 24, 2010
Should cops be required to submit DNA samples? Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

Should cops be required to submit DNA samples?

Providing DNA samples as a condition of employment is not yet an issue in law enforcement, but we should contemplate the ramifications should that day arrive - Full Story
February 24, 2010
 Media strategies following use-of-force incidents Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Media strategies following use-of-force incidents

Officer James Peters of Scottsdale (Ariz.) PD just had his sixth OIS — some reporters have decided there's something wrong with that on its face - Full Story
February 19, 2010
Turning testimony from stressful to successful Pat McCarthy - Street Crimes

Turning testimony from stressful to successful

The baseline for all good witnesses is to just tell the truth — the benchmark for cops on the stand is that we're just doing our jobs - Full Story
February 07, 2010
Police Limit Comic: February 7, 2010 Garey McKee - Police Limit Comic Strip

Police Limit Comic: February 7, 2010

Police Limit Comic is a politically-motivated, pro-law enforcement comic strip, topical in its writing and unapologetically blunt - Full Story
February 03, 2010
30 years of the Street Survival Seminar Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

30 years of the Street Survival Seminar

Hundreds of thousands of cops have been impacted by a seminar that began with a dozen officers crammed into an elementary school classroom - Full Story
January 27, 2010
Staying professional despite provocation Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Staying professional despite provocation

Beware of trigger words in a suspect’s verbal onslaught because the man who angers you conquers you! - Full Story
January 27, 2010
Science, liability, use of force, and restraint asphyxia Dr. Darrell L. Ross - Legal Issues and Concepts

Science, liability, use of force, and restraint asphyxia

Research shows that a sudden in-custody restraint death is a statically rare event given the annual number of police contacts with citizens - Full Story
January 26, 2010
An argument for why social media will lower crime Lauri Stevens - Social Media & Law Enforcement

An argument for why social media will lower crime

Lawbreakers’ world shrinks with social media and web technology - Full Story



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