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February 05, 2015
6 keys ways police leaders can get courageous (and honest) feedback from employees Travis Yates - Police Driving:
Safety Behind the Wheel

6 keys ways police leaders can get courageous (and honest) feedback from employees

Bad leaders don’t want feedback — or simply ignore it when given — but courageous leaders crave feedback and seek it on a daily basis - Full Story
February 04, 2015
How ‘broken windows’ policing devolved into a false narrative of racism Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

How ‘broken windows’ policing devolved into a false narrative of racism

The premise that there is a systemic racial problem in American law enforcement is simply unfounded and without merit - Full Story
February 04, 2015
How cops are catching grow ops with AM radios Keith Graves - The Drug Warrior

How cops are catching grow ops with AM radios

Many ham operators can locate a grow simply by taking a radio and portable antennae out into their neighborhood and using the radio to triangulate the exact location of the grow - Full Story
January 30, 2015
Fatigued and fighting: How civilians came to aid a cop under attack Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

Fatigued and fighting: How civilians came to aid a cop under attack

As he tried to gain separation from a dangerous suspect, an officer suddenly found himself on the ground and vulnerable - Full Story
January 30, 2015
Are Hollywood portrayals of policing detrimental to effective policing in the real world? P1 Community - The Question

Are Hollywood portrayals of policing detrimental to effective policing in the real world?

A question posted recently on Quora asked, "Are Hollywood portrayals of policing detrimental to... - Full Story
January 26, 2015
3 things cops should look for in a flashlight fit for duty Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

3 things cops should look for in a flashlight fit for duty

The challenge for officers and departments is to identify the purpose of an illumination system and then find the product that best meets their needs - Full Story
January 14, 2015
Body-worn cameras: Benefits and best practices for police American Military University - In Public Safety

Body-worn cameras: Benefits and best practices for police

Many current law enforcement officers have mixed opinions about strapping on a body camera for work - Full Story
December 26, 2014
4 things the Ethical Warrior can learn from Doc Thompson Jack E. Hoban & Bruce J. Gourlie - The Ethical Warrior

4 things the Ethical Warrior can learn from Doc Thompson

One of the most important aspects in the development of the Ethical Warrior concept largely came from the teachings of a great man who preached the concept of respectful communication - Full Story
December 22, 2014
9 things NYPD cops said with their turned backs Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

9 things NYPD cops said with their turned backs

It is the general consensus among cops that certain political leaders have turned their backs on law enforcement, and in return, officers have chosen to symbolically turn their backs on those leaders - Full Story
December 19, 2014
Why our best police officers are altruists John Hein - Inside Internal Affairs

Why our best police officers are altruists

Because ‘real police work’ can include dealing with truancy, family issues, traffic safety and control, community health, and neighborhood disputes, many of the most effective police officers are those who are altruistic - Full Story



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