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April 30, 2015
BodyWorn cameras from Utility: Another part of the 'evidence ecosystem' Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

BodyWorn cameras from Utility: Another part of the 'evidence ecosystem'

The BodyWorn device from Utility Associates records video and audio, like most body cameras now in use — it’s there the similarity ends - Full Story
April 29, 2015
Baseball as a model for improving police-community relations Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Baseball as a model for improving police-community relations

While national attention is focused on an empty baseball diamond in Baltimore, we should also take note of how a program to enhance police-community relations is happening on little league fields in New York City - Full Story
April 27, 2015
9 more laws cops least enjoy enforcing P1 Community - The Question

9 more laws cops least enjoy enforcing

By PoliceOne Staff Ah, the daily grind. No matter how much cops enjoy what they do for a living, certain... - Full Story
April 03, 2015
De-policing in America: Answering the question Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

De-policing in America: Answering the question "How would a world without police look?"

You can’t 'coexist' with people who are trying to kill you, rape you, maim you, and take from you all that you hold dear — that’s why we have police officers to protect us - Full Story
April 02, 2015
Why a lack of sidearm options at agencies is hurting female cops Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

Why a lack of sidearm options at agencies is hurting female cops

The industry has adapted to meet the female market's needs, but most agencies are slow to follow - Full Story
March 25, 2015
The lulls of law enforcement: 5 most boring cop duties P1 Community - The Question

The lulls of law enforcement: 5 most boring cop duties

Thanks to Hollywood, most people have very little idea just how mundane certain police duties can be - Full Story
March 18, 2015
7 things cops should know about the drug 'Molly' Keith Graves - The Drug Warrior

7 things cops should know about the drug 'Molly'

According to Troy Gielish — an instructor for the California Narcotics Officers Association — “Molly” can be any number of 100 different chemicals - Full Story
March 18, 2015
Two words that should never appear in your police report Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

Two words that should never appear in your police report

If you keep putting these words in your reports, there’s a good chance you’ll end up eating them in court - Full Story
March 04, 2015
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
March 02, 2015
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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