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July 22, 2008
Practical pointers for preventing Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Practical pointers for preventing "suicide by inches"

Part 2 of a 2-part series From Force Science News Read Part 1 Here Click here for a free subscription... - Full Story
July 21, 2008
Why cops carry guns Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

Why cops carry guns

“This is the law: The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. The... - Full Story
July 16, 2008
Active shooters in schools: Arming campus cops is elementary Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Active shooters in schools: Arming campus cops is elementary

A mass-notification system can mitigate various issues after a campus shooting happens, but it’s not going to stop the active shooter - Full Story
July 10, 2008
Officer fatalities down 41 percent in first half of 2008 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund - Featuring articles from Executive Director Craig Floyd

Officer fatalities down 41 percent in first half of 2008

Ed. Note: The following report is reprinted by permission of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial... - Full Story
July 07, 2008
“No one on my beat will try to kill me. I know them all and they like me.”--The follow-up Jim Glennon - Surviving the Streets

“No one on my beat will try to kill me. I know them all and they like me.”--The follow-up

By Lt. Jim Glennon, Lombard, IL (ret.)Last month I wrote a column addressing personal perspectives while... - Full Story
July 04, 2008
Are You on Patrol This Weekend? Betsy Brantner Smith - Survival Insights

Are You on Patrol This Weekend?

When I was a kid, Independence Day was one of my favorite holidays. It meant a fun-filled party at someone’s... - Full Story
July 04, 2008
Remembering all defenders of freedom this Independence Day National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund - Featuring articles from Executive Director Craig Floyd

Remembering all defenders of freedom this Independence Day

By Craig W. Floyd Chairman and CEO, National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund When most people... - Full Story
July 04, 2008
Keeping the faith: Balancing rights, freedoms, and laws Gary T. Klugiewicz - Klugie's Correctional Corner

Keeping the faith: Balancing rights, freedoms, and laws

It’s amazing to me that the Fourth of July has once again sneaked up on us. As a resident of Wisconsin,... - Full Story
July 02, 2008
Dealing with mentally ill citizens on patrol, Part 4 Dr. Laurence Miller - Practical Police Psychology

Dealing with mentally ill citizens on patrol, Part 4

Part 4 of 4: Mental retardation and organic brain syndromes By Dr. Laurence Miller Previously, we’ve... - Full Story
June 18, 2008
Driver training and the typical police agency Travis Yates - Police Driving:
Safety Behind the Wheel

Driver training and the typical police agency

It has been five months since an Illinois State Trooper lost control of his vehicle responding to a vehicle... - Full Story



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