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January 20, 2016
Cops respond: What 1 word best defines the police mindset? Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

Cops respond: What 1 word best defines the police mindset?

Whatever it’s called — guardian, warrior, both, or something different — mindset matters immensely - Full Story
January 15, 2016
How cops can stay 'left of bang' in a critical incident Tim Barfield - Becoming Knights

How cops can stay 'left of bang' in a critical incident

These five keys will help you prevent an incident from spiraling out of control - Full Story
January 15, 2016
P1 Photo of the Week: When you assume PoliceOne Members - Photo of the Week

P1 Photo of the Week: When you assume

(PoliceOne Image) On patrol, officers see a lot of strange things. When California Highway Patrol Officer... - Full Story
January 12, 2016
Do you really want to become a cop? PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

Do you really want to become a cop?

This job takes all kinds of people, but it really takes a special kind of person to be able to stick it out - Full Story
January 08, 2016
7 of the biggest issues facing law enforcement in 2016 Paul Cappitelli - The Elephant in the Room

7 of the biggest issues facing law enforcement in 2016

Take a moment to reflect upon these issues and analyze your agency's readiness - Full Story
January 07, 2016
Ethics in leadership: Applying Aristotle in police work Jon Gaskins - Ethics in Policing

Ethics in leadership: Applying Aristotle in police work

We in law enforcement are community leaders — every day — and we are conspicuous men and women of civic virtue - Full Story
January 06, 2016
Who is that voice on the other side of the radio? Melissa Mann - The Voice on the Radio

Who is that voice on the other side of the radio?

Though those voices on the other side of the radio are nearly ubiquitous, many officers don’t know a lot about their dispatchers - Full Story
January 01, 2016
P1 Photo of the Week: Never a dull moment PoliceOne Members - Photo of the Week

P1 Photo of the Week: Never a dull moment

(PoliceOne Image) This picture was taken by Claremore (Okla.) police while working a verbal domestic... - Full Story
December 30, 2015
Deadly hesitation and de-policing: 2 troubling trends that affected officer safety in 2015 Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Deadly hesitation and de-policing: 2 troubling trends that affected officer safety in 2015

If deadly hesitation and de-policing continue to become more prevalent, some places in this country are in peril of becoming practically lawless - Full Story
December 25, 2015
P1 Photo of the Week: Police empathy PoliceOne Members - Photo of the Week

P1 Photo of the Week: Police empathy

(PoliceOne Image) Grand Rapids (Minn.) police decided to make a meme out of an unfortunate snowy situation,... - Full Story



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