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February 21, 2014
Watching the Peruta case? Watch the hands instead! Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Watching the Peruta case? Watch the hands instead!

No matter where you stand on Heller, Peruta, or any other relevant ruling on the Second Amendment, it’s imperative that you be mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually ready for whatever you face on the streets - Full Story
February 21, 2014
The Constitution and the cop: Case law and the American home Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

The Constitution and the cop: Case law and the American home

While the home is still sacred constitutional ground — a threshold not to be trespassed upon by the government without a warrant supported by probable cause — exceptions do exist - Full Story
February 20, 2014
Product Review: The Tiny Inconspicuous Handcuff Key versus 8 pairs of cuffs Jason Welin - On Patrol in Canada

Product Review: The Tiny Inconspicuous Handcuff Key versus 8 pairs of cuffs

Upon initial inspection, the TIHK had lived up to the first two parts of its name — Tiny and Inconspicuous — but how did it work as a Handcuff Key? - Full Story
February 19, 2014
Do police officers have too much or too little discretion? P1 Community - The Question

Do police officers have too much or too little discretion?

A question posted recently on Quora asked, “Do police officers have too much or too little discretion?”... - Full Story
February 18, 2014
Product Review: The RangerX rugged tablet Lindsey J. Bertomen - Police Products

Product Review: The RangerX rugged tablet

The RangerX tablet uses a rugged display glass and a plastic encased magnesium frame with corner bumpers - Full Story
February 14, 2014
Dragged by a meth-fueled felon: Lessons learned by a lucky cop Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

Dragged by a meth-fueled felon: Lessons learned by a lucky cop

Missouri State Trooper Cody Dunfee still doesn't know why his instincts were to lunge at the suspect's car as it took off - Full Story
February 07, 2014
Dispatchers: Unsung heroes and a 'lifeline' for LEOs Karen L. Bune - Criminals, Victims, and Cops

Dispatchers: Unsung heroes and a 'lifeline' for LEOs

There is a special connection between police dispatchers and police officers - Full Story
January 31, 2014
Politics, pot, and police: Slouching toward marijuana legalization Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Politics, pot, and police: Slouching toward marijuana legalization

Might we consider the Smarter Sentencing Act of 2013 — a proposed bill aimed at reducing mandatory minimum sentencing for “non-violent” drug offenses — another step toward marijuana legalization? - Full Story
January 30, 2014
Quickly read, analyze, and interpret body language John Bowden - On Language, Communication, and Leadership

Quickly read, analyze, and interpret body language

I came up with five categories of general behavior — it is not a total list of all behaviors, but rather, a list of general behavior — to look for during an interview or interrogation - Full Story
January 29, 2014
Do TV/movie cops influence real police officers? Dave Grossi - Tactics & Training

Do TV/movie cops influence real police officers?

Admire and honor Chicago PD Detective Dennis Farina, but do not emulate or copy his character from “Law and Order” - Full Story



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