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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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NYC Council begins hearings on police-community relations

Four precincts will be part of program in which officers will spend one-third of their shift devoted to going street by street to form community relationships - Full Story

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US clears Darren Wilson in Ferguson case, criticizes PD

US clears Darren Wilson in Ferguson case, criticizes PD

Federal officials concluded there was no evidence to disprove Wilson's testimony that he feared for his safety - Full Story

Columns

5 great 'life hacks' every police officer should know Jim Born - The Integrated Life

5 great 'life hacks' every police officer should know

There are a lot of very clever police officers who have come up with little ‘tricks’ to make life out on patrol a little bit easier, none of which were covered in the academy - Full Story

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NH police issuing tickets for pizza, french fries

Inspired by how well residents have handled a tough winter, police have been giving out gift cards for people using crosswalks and driving properly - Full Story

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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

Columns

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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