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September 23, 2009
Facing civil litigation with a winning mind Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Facing civil litigation with a winning mind

Officers face the fight with a mindset to win every confrontation — it’s refreshing when... - Full Story
September 22, 2009
Only 59 percent of agencies require officers to wear body armor, survey shows National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund - Featuring articles from Executive Director Craig Floyd

Only 59 percent of agencies require officers to wear body armor, survey shows

New report issued by Police Executive Research Forum and Bureau of Justice Assistance includes data from... - Full Story
September 21, 2009
Keys to safe police driving often overlooked Travis Yates - Police Driving:
Safety Behind the Wheel

Keys to safe police driving often overlooked

I recently began working nights again. One of the first things I noticed was very troubling. It isn’t... - Full Story
September 21, 2009
Three steps police agencies should consider for a better Twitter presence Lauri Stevens - Social Media & Law Enforcement

Three steps police agencies should consider for a better Twitter presence

Article originally appeared on ConnectedCOPS.netIt’s called social media for a reason.I’m... - Full Story
September 20, 2009
Genetic study aids DNA forensics for law enforcement the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) - TechBeat

Genetic study aids DNA forensics for law enforcement

Researchers are going beyond traditional forensics to try and predict the physical appearance of an unidentified... - Full Story
September 20, 2009
Police Limit Comic: September 20, 2009 Garey McKee - Police Limit Comic Strip

Police Limit Comic: September 20, 2009

Police Limit Comic is a politically-motivated, pro-law enforcement comic strip, topical in its writing and unapologetically blunt - Full Story
September 18, 2009
Nanotechnology being tested for next-gen body armor Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Nanotechnology being tested for next-gen body armor

A Concord, New Hampshire-based start-up called Nanocomp Technologies has been testing carbon nanotubes... - Full Story
September 18, 2009
P1 Photo of the Week: Sniffin' out the goods PoliceOne Members - Photo of the Week

P1 Photo of the Week: Sniffin' out the goods

Our two new bloodhounds, Frankie (left) handled by Sgt. Mike LaSalle and Josie (right) handled by Deputy... - Full Story
September 17, 2009
P1 First Person: Where will you stand? PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Where will you stand?

By Dick Fairburn PoliceOne Columnist Last month I saw images on the news of a man carrying a slung AR-15,... - Full Story
September 17, 2009
Answering situational questions in police promotional examinations Dr. Larry F. Jetmore - Career Advancement

Answering situational questions in police promotional examinations

I receive quite a few e-mails from PoliceOne Members who have questions about responding to oral board... - Full Story



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