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November 04, 2013
Shooting your way in: Desperate measures for desperate events Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

Shooting your way in: Desperate measures for desperate events

After the Virginia Tech attack we tested and videotaped the use of issue weapons/loads against glass samples and several grades of chain and padlocks - Full Story
October 30, 2013
Halloween, toy guns, and officer safety Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Halloween, toy guns, and officer safety

In the wake of the incident last week in Santa Rosa (Calif.) that left a 13-year-old boy fatally shot, we should again discuss the interwoven issues of Halloween, toy guns, and officer safety - Full Story
October 30, 2013
Thinking about suicide: Be aware of this cop killer Althea Olson and Mike Wasilewski - More Than A Cop

Thinking about suicide: Be aware of this cop killer

Our inability to talk about suicidal urges — and how prevalent depression and mood disorders are — can be a deadly taboo - Full Story
October 24, 2013
Light up your life with GammaBrite safety vests Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Light up your life with GammaBrite safety vests

Given the company founders’ backgrounds and their unique technology, naturally GammaBrite focuses its efforts on public safety - Full Story
October 24, 2013
T&M Tactical gloves won't leave you in the dark Loraine Burger - For Cops, By Cops

T&M Tactical gloves won't leave you in the dark

With these tactical light gloves, better visibility is always within your grasp - Full Story
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



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