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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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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

Videos

Man in custody after NYPD cop's teeth broken in assault

The officer, and her partner, tried to arrest several people for smoking marijuana in East Harlem on Sunday.

News

Man in custody after NYPD cop's teeth broken in assault

The officer, and her partner, tried to arrest several people for smoking marijuana in East Harlem on Sunday - Full Story

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Calif. cop impersonator targeted immigrants for sexual assaults

Calif. cop impersonator targeted immigrants for sexual assaults

Jeffrey Bugai, 35, persuaded at least two men with limited English-speaking abilities to go to his home - Full Story

Videos

Man brazenly steals Philly cop's police bike

The thief wiped sweat from his brow as he approached the unsecured bicycle in South Philadelphia, clearly marked "police."

News

Video: Man brazenly steals Philly cop's police bike

The thief wiped sweat from his brow as he approached the unsecured bicycle in South Philadelphia, clearly marked "police" - Full Story

Columns

8 ways you can be a great police warrior Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

8 ways you can be a great police warrior

Your job as a warrior is to have more positive attributes than negative - Full Story

Videos

Reality Training: Traffic stops and the elderly

For the week of July 18, Dave Smith reviews a video that reinforces the importance of communicating and using caution when dealing with the elderly.

Columns

4 ways to improve your department’s patrol rifle program Dan Danaher - Tactical Encounters

4 ways to improve your department’s patrol rifle program

Unfortunately, many patrol rifle programs are insufficient in preparing officers to have the confidence and skills to properly and effectively deploy their rifles during stressful engagements - Full Story



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