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December 29, 2008
Police officer deaths fell sharply in 2008 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund - Featuring articles from Executive Director Craig Floyd

Police officer deaths fell sharply in 2008

Dramatic reversal from 2007; fewest officers killed by gunfire in 50 years; record number of female officers... - Full Story
December 29, 2008
Terrain analysis: From corrections to patrol John Stanley - Behind the Bars

Terrain analysis: From corrections to patrol

Several months ago I made the transition from custody sergeant to patrol sergeant. One day I was working... - Full Story
December 26, 2008
Implementing, managing, and maintaining a detection K-9 unit K-9 Trainers - Police K-9 Magazine

Implementing, managing, and maintaining a detection K-9 unit

Ed. Note: This article first appeared in the pages of Police K-9 magazine. It is reprinted by permission... - Full Story
December 26, 2008
To see and not be seen? Priceless… Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

To see and not be seen? Priceless…

Related articles: Seeing night vision technology in a new light Using night vision in covert operations“It... - Full Story
December 25, 2008
Christmas call number three Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Christmas call number three

It was Christmas Eve on the City’s North end There was cop on patrol, an ever present friend. Dispatch... - Full Story
December 22, 2008
Developing informal informants Jim Glennon - Surviving the Streets

Developing informal informants

By Lt. Jim Glennon, Lombard, IL (ret.)Related articles: Counterterrorism on the front lines Informant... - Full Story
December 19, 2008
Teaching by storytelling Betsy Brantner Smith - Survival Insights

Teaching by storytelling

I was in Portland, Oregon recently, teaching my “Safe at Home” off duty survival class to... - Full Story
December 18, 2008
W.I.N. – Life’s Most Powerful Question Bob Willis - null

W.I.N. – Life’s Most Powerful Question

W.I.N. is a simple but powerful acronym used by the famous college football coach Lou Holtz. It stands... - Full Story
December 17, 2008
After the smoke clears, an officer reaches for a special “weapon” Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

After the smoke clears, an officer reaches for a special “weapon”

Since Mike Vega was given a “Positive Self-Talk Card” at a Street Survival Seminar a couple... - Full Story
December 16, 2008
Pay attention to LEOs on our roadways this holiday season National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund - Featuring articles from Executive Director Craig Floyd

Pay attention to LEOs on our roadways this holiday season

As police step up holiday safety patrols, motorists are urged to drive safely, and slow down and move... - Full Story



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