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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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4 revelations from the leaked Michael Brown autopsy report

4 revelations from the leaked Michael Brown autopsy report

The fact that the report was leaked at all may actually be the most interesting piece of the story. I contend that the leak foreshadows the findings of the grand jury considering charges against Wilson to be imminent — and that no charges will be filed. - Full Story

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St. Louis police union shows politicians the stress of the job

Union invited about 60 people, including all of St. Louis' aldermen, civil service commission members, local state representatives and senators to the event - Full Story

Columns

5 things police officers should know about their body language Justin Freeman - Patrolling Main Street

5 things police officers should know about their body language

Are you as mindful of the nonverbal communication you project on the job as you are about the body language of the people with whom you interact on the streets? - Full Story

News

'Cadaver dog' work more accepted by cops, courts

'Cadaver dog' work more accepted by cops, courts

Increasingly, police investigators and courts are putting their faith in four-legged tools — canines that can detect even small particles of human remains - Full Story

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Reveal introduces lightweight HD body camera

Reveal introduces lightweight HD body camera

The RS2-X2 is a durable, compact camera featuring a front-facing screen, articulated head and one-touch recording - Full Story

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Justices will decide case on warrantless access to hotel records

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to referee a dispute over police access to hotels' guest information without first getting a search warrant - Full Story

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If you can’t be a professional, leave the profession

If you can’t be a professional, leave the profession

This is about more than your pride — it’s about your safety and the safety of the officers and public who depend on you to watch their back. - Full Story

Videos

Dash cam footage released of Colt's owner's DUI arrest

Video from Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay's DUI arrest in March was released today which shows the March 16 arrest from the dash cam of the Carmel police officer who stopped Irsay, 55. The officer said he saw Irsay driving erratically and was unsteady during the arrest and had trouble standing.

Columns

If you can’t be a professional, leave the profession Mike Wood - Tactical Analysis

If you can’t be a professional, leave the profession

This is about more than your pride — it’s about your safety and the safety of the officers and public who depend on you to watch their back - Full Story

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Fla. high court puts limits on police phone tracking

In a sweeping ruling, court said Thursday that police in the state have no right to use a cellphone to track someone's movements without a warrant - Full Story



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