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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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Fla. cop nearly run over opens fire on suspect

The suspect drove away from the scene after crashing into an SUV, injuring the driver inside - Full Story

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LAPD investigating allegations of artificially inflated patrol numbers

Command staff in some of the city's stations may have artificially inflated the number of officers they had on patrol to comply with department regulations - Full Story

Videos

Reality Training: Why searching and frisking a subject is crucial

For the week of July 25, Dave Smith shows us a video that serves as a stark reminder of how important frisks and searches are, why you should have an established search method in place, and to always remember the rule of 'plus one.'

Columns

P1 Photo of the Week: Ready for patrol PoliceOne Members - Photo of the Week

P1 Photo of the Week: Ready for patrol

(PoliceOne Image) Officer Andrew Jurewich of the Norwood Police Department in Massachusetts snapped t... - Full Story

Exclusives

Can police cell phone tracking technology survive public records disclosure requests?

Can police cell phone tracking technology survive public records disclosure requests?

IMSI catchers identify cell phones without capturing the content of calls or other communications. So why aren't lawyers explaining that there are lawful exemptions to disclosing this technology? - Full Story

Exclusives

How a Fla. Sgt's leadership builds close, confident cops

How a Fla. Sgt's leadership builds close, confident cops

Everyone who knows Sgt. Gavette knows that family comes first. His own family, his officers' families, and his family in blue. When the UCF active shooter incident was all over, Gavette's biggest concern was how his officer was feeling. - Full Story

News

Seattle police: Homeless ticketed most for pot

Analysis of the first six months of enforcement under new marijuana laws finds homeless people and African-American males are most likely to be ticketed for public pot use - Full Story

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Top 5 moments that prove police leaders are still street cops

By PoliceOne Staff A recent column about a sergeant who never put his rank before his badge had us thinking... - Full Story

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NYPD cops to get training after in-custody death

Speaking at a Tuesday afternoon briefing, NYC Police Commissioner William J. Bratton said the death of Eric Garner highlighted a need for improved training - Full Story

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To fight crime, Chicago tries erasing arrests

To fight crime, Chicago tries erasing arrests

Desperate to curb the gun violence wracking their city, Chicago lawmakers are leading the way toward a counterintuitive idea — fighting crime by making it easier for young people to wipe away minor arrest records - Full Story



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