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October 19, 2013
IACP 2013: New report suggests way to mitigate risks of high-speed pursuits Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

IACP 2013: New report suggests way to mitigate risks of high-speed pursuits

Before the session was canceled, Dr. Geoff Alpert was scheduled to reveal findings of a research report he wrote in collaboration with NIJ and StarChase — here's what you missed - Full Story
October 18, 2013
In police training, how much contact is enough? Jeff Paynter - Training to Win

In police training, how much contact is enough?

When it comes to fighting, as with sex, there is no substitute for the real thing - Full Story
October 17, 2013
Terrorism dry runs: They can happen anywhere, anytime Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Terrorism dry runs: They can happen anywhere, anytime

The activities aboard US Airways Flight 1880 from Washington Reagan National to Orlando International on September 2, 2013 should serve as a wake-up call for all of us - Full Story
October 11, 2013
How I almost Nancy Fatura - Unleashing Your Inner Warrior

How I almost "smoked a poodle" and learned about trusting my gut

Instinct serves you well, but what it tells you can change over time - Full Story
October 10, 2013
What does it mean for an officer to act professionally? Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

What does it mean for an officer to act professionally?

A professional puts others at ease, and does not compete for the title of who is the smartest person in the room - Full Story
October 10, 2013
A 'work in progress' and proud of it PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

A 'work in progress' and proud of it

I might not be the perfect rookie, but I won’t ever leave you stranded - Full Story
October 09, 2013
How the 'Make it Safe' initiative is helping cops Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

How the 'Make it Safe' initiative is helping cops

Make it Safe is an effort to reduce the number of officer suicides by making it easier for officers to ask for help and by increasing the general level of mental wellness - Full Story
October 07, 2013
Tactical suicide vs. loitering: Risk a lot to save a lot Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

Tactical suicide vs. loitering: Risk a lot to save a lot

In the case of an active killer loose in a populated venue, one must risk a lot to save a lot - Full Story
October 04, 2013
Gunfight caught on dashcam: 10-minute training Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Gunfight caught on dashcam: 10-minute training

Trooper Matt Zistel of the Oregon State Police was fired on by an ex-U.S. Army Reservist named John Van Allen — Allen was killed by a single gunshot wound, but Zistel is preparing to return to patrol - Full Story
October 04, 2013
Virginia pushes a 'best practice' model for suspect lineups Karen L. Bune - Criminals, Victims, and Cops

Virginia pushes a 'best practice' model for suspect lineups

Documenting and following a reliable procedure helps make a good ID — and helps it hold up in court - Full Story



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