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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
December 15, 2014
The questions about race we need to answer following Ferguson Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

The questions about race we need to answer following Ferguson

Law enforcement should recognize the close connection between use of force and officer integrity as well as the reality that there does have to be meaningful discussion about race in America - Full Story
December 12, 2014
Hearts Beneath the Badge: A book for cops and citizens alike Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Hearts Beneath the Badge: A book for cops and citizens alike

Most law-abiding citizens proceed with their daily lives without thinking to commend a cop for a job well done - Full Story
December 10, 2014
Enough already with professional profiling Brian Willis - If I Knew Then...

Enough already with professional profiling

It is time to stand up, speak up and put an end to profession profiling in America - Full Story



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