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Obama: 'Now is the moment' for changes to policing

Obama: 'Now is the moment' for changes to policing

White House task force recommends more police training and data collection on the use of deadly force - Full Story

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Can you (and should you) really use your sights in a gunfight? Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Can you (and should you) really use your sights in a gunfight?

It's important to understand that using your sights in a gunfight is not always necessary or even desirable for effectively placing rounds - Full Story

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What qualities do cops admire in their colleagues? P1 Community - The Question

What qualities do cops admire in their colleagues?

A question posted on Quora asked, “What qualities do cops admire in their colleagues?” Former Police Commander Rick Bruno gave his opinion on the topic, below. Check it out and add your tho... - Full Story

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How the Norco bank robbery gave rise to patrol rifle programs

How the Norco bank robbery gave rise to patrol rifle programs

A good place to mark the beginning of the modern patrol rifle concept — in which a rifle is a normal part of the everyday kit — is the Norco bank robbery. - Full Story

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Hundreds ask Cleveland to reopen police mini-stations

The city established the stations at community centers in the 1990s to connect officers and residents, but closed them in 2005 - Full Story

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Portland police forming task force to tackle bike thefts

Portland police forming task force to tackle bike thefts

Records show that thieves stole more than 2,100 bikes last year worth more than $1 million - Full Story

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How the Norco bank robbery gave rise to patrol rifle programs Mike Wood - Tactical Analysis

How the Norco bank robbery gave rise to patrol rifle programs

A good place to mark the beginning of the modern patrol rifle concept — in which a rifle is a normal part of the everyday kit — is the Norco bank robbery - Full Story

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More than accountability: 5 unique uses for body cameras

More than accountability: 5 unique uses for body cameras

There are many less publicized benefits of body cameras that far outweigh the concerns for privacy - here are five - Full Story

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Property crime up, drug arrests down with new Calif. law

Property crime up, drug arrests down with new Calif. law

Proposition 47 downgraded drug possession and minor thefts to misdemeanors - Full Story

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NYPD officer's suit over arrest quotas gets revived

Suit said Bronx precinct supervisors kept color-coded records of who met quotas and officers were punished when they fell short - Full Story



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