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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 22, 2015
Former cop debuts sleek, lightweight body cam with LEDs Cole Zercoe - Policing in the 21st Century

Former cop debuts sleek, lightweight body cam with LEDs

The body camera is activated by what the company calls a "mistake-free" slide panel that uncovers the camera’s lens and turns it on - 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
December 16, 2014
6 more great police gifts for 2014 Lindsey J. Bertomen - Police Products

6 more great police gifts for 2014

Here are six things every cop would be thrilled to find under the tree this season - Full Story
December 16, 2014
Ex-cop's absurd Betsy Brantner Smith - Survival Insights

Ex-cop's absurd "police are racist and violent" claims are dead wrong

The bottom line is that Redditt Hudson is a wannabe politician who, despicably, seems determined to use the Ferguson situation to try and jump-start his stalled career - Full Story



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