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The Patrol Issues topic page offers news, commentary, analysis, and tactical tips that will help prepare police officers for life on the thin blue line. Suspect contacts, witness interviews, foot pursuits, citizen complaints, angry sergeants, and endless report writing are day-to-day activities for a patrol officer who knows that the “routine” is anything but routine.
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August 21, 2014
I believe... (a police poem) PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

I believe... (a police poem)

In PoliceOne "First Person" essays, PoliceOne Members candidly share their own unique personal insights on issues confronting cops today, as well as opinions, observations, and advice on living life behind the thin blue line - Full Story
August 20, 2014
How police can improve public perception of lethal force on domestic animals American Military University - In Public Safety

How police can improve public perception of lethal force on domestic animals

Agencies need to acknowledge the public’s perception of puppycide and use it to educate the public about responsible pet ownership - Full Story
August 19, 2014
Why people see cops as 'arrogant' P1 Community - The Question

Why people see cops as 'arrogant'

For cops, letting down one's guard is a good way to get yourself or someone else hurt or killed - Full Story
August 14, 2014
What would you tell a rookie version of yourself? Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

What would you tell a rookie version of yourself?

Look around the squad room for the oldest, most senior cop — the one with hash marks up to his elbow — because when you feel overwhelmed, you’ll remember that he also had a first day - Full Story
August 08, 2014
Why reporting corruption on your PD can be bad for your career Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

Why reporting corruption on your PD can be bad for your career

Speaking up against corrupt or criminal activity in your ranks can be the most courageous and dangerous thing you’ll ever do as a police officer - Full Story
August 08, 2014
How far a simple 'thank you' to a cop can go Keith Bettinger - Musings of a Retired Cop

How far a simple 'thank you' to a cop can go

I didn’t even know how much I needed that thank you until it had been given and received - Full Story
August 07, 2014
3 leadership lessons from the cockpit: Leading in unrehearsed scenarios PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

3 leadership lessons from the cockpit: Leading in unrehearsed scenarios

What Frontier Airlines Captain Gerhard Bradner did upon landing at an airport to which his aircraft was diverted due to weather has takeaways for us as police leaders - Full Story
August 06, 2014
How education impacts police performance American Military University - In Public Safety

How education impacts police performance

By Mark Bond, American Military University In Public Safety The Wickersham Commission and President’s... - Full Story
August 06, 2014
5 things cops and criminals have in common Andrew Hawkes - Highway Drug Interdiction

5 things cops and criminals have in common

Possessing the traits of Human nature is one thing, using them for right and just ends is an individual choice - Full Story
August 06, 2014
Poll Call: An honest look at your police body armor P1 Community - The Question

Poll Call: An honest look at your police body armor

Nearly 20% of 4,600 police respondents either didn't know their agency's body armor policy or the agency lacks one - Full Story



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