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The Patrol Issues topic page offers news, commentary, analysis, and tactical tips that will help prepare police officers for life on the thin blue line. Suspect contacts, witness interviews, foot pursuits, citizen complaints, angry sergeants, and endless report writing are day-to-day activities for a patrol officer who knows that the “routine” is anything but routine.
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Case study: Why distance from seated subjects increases officer safety Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

Case study: Why distance from seated subjects increases officer safety

The greatest factor affecting an officer’s ability to deal with an attack launched from a seated position is the distance away from the suspect — not the position itself - Full Story

Videos

LAPD: 'Django Unchained' actress detained for 'basic police work'

According to the police account of the incident, officers were responding to a 911 complaint that a couple was engaged in indecent exposure last week.

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LAPD: 'Django Unchained' actress detained for 'basic police work'

According to the police account of the incident, officers were responding to a 911 complaint that a couple was engaged in indecent exposure - Full Story

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2nd police chief resigns in Fla. speed trap town

2nd police chief resigns in Fla. speed trap town

Waldo is one of only two U.S. towns officially labeled "traffic traps" by AAA - Full Story

Exclusives

Beat cops are key to defeating domestic terrorism

Beat cops are key to defeating domestic terrorism

Attacks funded and orchestrated by a transnational terror groups such as al Qaeda, AQAP, al Shabaab, and ISIS merit consideration, but lone wolves and the grassroots Jihad remain the biggest threat. - Full Story

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Why beat cops are key to domestic counterterrorism Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Why beat cops are key to domestic counterterrorism

Attacks funded and orchestrated by a transnational terror groups such as al Qaeda, AQAP, al Shabaab, and ISIS merit consideration, but lone wolves and the grassroots Jihad remain the biggest threat - Full Story

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St. Louis County to put body cameras on officers

"Given the events in Ferguson and the skepticism that's been directed at law enforcement, we have to take steps to ensure the public trust" - Full Story

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St. Paul's first female Somali officer has critics, fans

In March, the department hired Kadra Mohamed, a move designed to improve the sometimes tense relations with 80K Somali Americans in the Twin Cities - Full Story

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Tactical tools to use on dangerous dogs

Sue Weaver discusses the stigma of dangerous dogs and what people need to understand about the threat level of different dog breeds.

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Judge won't disband polygamous sect police

Judge won't disband polygamous sect police

Agency that oversees Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect on the Utah-Arizona border will remain intact after a federal judge rejected the latest request to disband the department - Full Story



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