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July 02, 2015
Why individual integrity is a fundamental value in police leaders John Vanek - Task Force Leadership

Why individual integrity is a fundamental value in police leaders

As our nation struggles with the current uneasy state of police-community relations, police officers — and police leaders — who can instill community trust through their personal integrity are valuable assets - Full Story
July 02, 2015
3 advantages of becoming a values-based police agency Barry Reynolds - Leadership, Management, and Policing

3 advantages of becoming a values-based police agency

Many departments are migrating from a policy-driven organization to a values-based agency in which behaviors and actions are expected to comply with the organization’s mission and values - Full Story
July 01, 2015
What police can do to reduce July 4th celebratory gunfire Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

What police can do to reduce July 4th celebratory gunfire

Data collected and distributed by SST/ShotSpotter suggests that the July 4th holiday weekend is the busiest time of the year for dangerous celebratory gunfire in the United States - Full Story
July 01, 2015
Resources for shifting from 'Warrior' to 'Guardian' mindset Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

Resources for shifting from 'Warrior' to 'Guardian' mindset

Check out these resources and talk about this topic with your colleagues and command staff - Full Story
June 18, 2015
What kinds of secret compartments have cops found? P1 Community - The Question

What kinds of secret compartments have cops found?

A question posted recently on Quora asked, “What kinds of secret compartments have police found?”... - Full Story
June 03, 2015
3 things cops can do to prevent K-9 hot car deaths Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

3 things cops can do to prevent K-9 hot car deaths

Just as we lose too many officers to trees and phone poles in completely avoidable single-vehicle crashes, the sad truth is that police dogs die in hot cars all too frequently — we must end than problem now - Full Story
May 29, 2015
What are the most common struggles in the life of a cop? P1 Community - The Question

What are the most common struggles in the life of a cop?

A question posted recently on Quora asked, “What are the most common problems in the life of a... - Full Story
May 22, 2015
Why Obama’s advice to police to ‘abandon warrior mindset’ won’t work Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Why Obama’s advice to police to ‘abandon warrior mindset’ won’t work

Every police officer is a guardian, but on the inside there must reside the beating heart of an honorable warrior ready to be summoned at a moment’s notice - Full Story
May 18, 2015
3 crucial points about Obama’s evisceration of the 1033 Program Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

3 crucial points about Obama’s evisceration of the 1033 Program

If cops are stripped of the safety equipment and less lethal devices used for crowd control and other enforcement efforts, the scene on the street can quickly become dangerous - Full Story
May 18, 2015
5 statements cops should never make on duty Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

5 statements cops should never make on duty

Your destiny should be to be a great police officer; think and speak like a true professional and you will be one - Full Story



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