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January 13, 2014
Police History: Frank Serpico and the preservation of honor Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Police History: Frank Serpico and the preservation of honor

After a best-selling novel on his life was made into the movie ‘Serpico,’ he became famous, but Frank Serpico was more concerned with courage - Full Story
January 09, 2014
Considering 'risk management' from the patrol supervisor perspective PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

Considering 'risk management' from the patrol supervisor perspective

In PoliceOne "First Person" essays, PoliceOne Members candidly share their own unique personal insights on issues confronting cops today, as well as opinions, observations, and advice on living life behind the thin blue line. - Full Story
January 08, 2014
Facebook Forum: 10 'perks' to patrolling in the snow P1 Community - The Question

Facebook Forum: 10 'perks' to patrolling in the snow

Just about everyone is staying indoors — everyone but the cops. But it’s not all frigid and... - Full Story
January 06, 2014
10 truths of police leadership Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

10 truths of police leadership

Integrity is its own reward, and other lessons drawn from longtime service - Full Story
January 01, 2014
Looking ahead to 2014: GPS and the paper map Andrew Hawkes - Highway Drug Interdiction

Looking ahead to 2014: GPS and the paper map

Technology is always changing, but some things stay the same - Full Story
December 30, 2013
2013 in Review: Law enforcement fatalities dip to lowest level in six decades National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund - Featuring articles from Executive Director Craig Floyd

2013 in Review: Law enforcement fatalities dip to lowest level in six decades

33 officers killed in firearms-related incidents is fewest since 1887 - Full Story
December 29, 2013
10-8 The Comic: Totally Innocent Tim Buchannan - 10-8 The Comic

10-8 The Comic: Totally Innocent

10-8 The Comic focuses on the lighter side of police work and the often hilarious encounters that patrol officers encounter day in and day out on the beat - Full Story
December 27, 2013
The day we caught the bad guy for a dollar Keith Bettinger - Musings of a Retired Cop

The day we caught the bad guy for a dollar

A fleet-of-foot subject named ‘William’ had vexed us for a week — here’s how we finally nabbed him - Full Story
December 27, 2013
2013 in Review: SCOTUS decisions, from dogs to Katz Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

2013 in Review: SCOTUS decisions, from dogs to Katz

The U.S. Supreme Court’s continuing protection of property rights in 2013 - Full Story
December 24, 2013
Christmas wishes, from PoliceOne to you Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Christmas wishes, from PoliceOne to you

No matter what you encounter out there on the beat this Christmas — from domestics to traffic stops — stay safe out there, my brothers and sisters - Full Story



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