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April 21, 2014
How you can minimize auto-related officer deaths Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

How you can minimize auto-related officer deaths

Auto-related officer deaths are up 67 percent this year: how you drive is a choice - Full Story
April 16, 2014
What is it like to work with police informants? P1 Community - The Question

What is it like to work with police informants?

A question posted recently on Quora asked, “What is it like to work with police informants?”... - Full Story
April 07, 2014
Why the Model 1911 still belongs in police work Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

Why the Model 1911 still belongs in police work

When a fellow officer sees a proven, competent officer packing a cocked and locked .45 Model 1911, they know they’re dealing with a warrior who strives for the best performance in all things - Full Story
April 04, 2014
2 major lessons from Fort Hood's second active killer Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

2 major lessons from Fort Hood's second active killer

There are lessons to be learned from the murderous rampage this week at Fort Hood, but far too many people have failed to learn them before, and I’m not confident this tragedy will enlighten them now - Full Story
April 04, 2014
15 years after Columbine: How the media turned me into a 'gun control advocate' Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

15 years after Columbine: How the media turned me into a 'gun control advocate'

If an active shooter is not stopped as they progress through the first four phases, the only way they can be stopped is by my version of gun control during the fifth phase — here’s my definition of gun control - Full Story
April 02, 2014
Workout site for cops offers 10-minute fitness plans Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

Workout site for cops offers 10-minute fitness plans

The most common excuse people have for slacking on their workout is that they don’t have the time. Do you have ten minutes? — criminals do - Full Story
April 02, 2014
More kids with autism means more police contacts with ASD subjects Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

More kids with autism means more police contacts with ASD subjects

You will encounter an ASD subject at some point — likely more than once — and those individuals will have a different response to police than “the usual suspects” - Full Story
March 31, 2014
How 6 ‘rules’ from a Navy legend can impact officer safety Travis Yates - Police Driving:
Safety Behind the Wheel

How 6 ‘rules’ from a Navy legend can impact officer safety

We can learn a lot about safety from Admiral Hyman Rickover, the Father of the Nuclear Navy - Full Story
March 26, 2014
Thermal imaging technology as an iPhone accessory? Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

Thermal imaging technology as an iPhone accessory?

Incorporating the FLIR ONE thermal imager — expected to cost about $350 — onto the iPhone we’re already carrying around might make a lot of sense - Full Story
March 26, 2014
Could a ‘Heads-Up Display’ in squad cars save lives? John Rivera - P1 Technology Helpdesk

Could a ‘Heads-Up Display’ in squad cars save lives?

A HUD projects vital information from a source onto a clear surface so the operator does not have to move his or her eyes away from a focal point - Full Story



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