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November 10, 2015
How Ferguson changed my job as police chief Kenneth Berkowitz - The Suburban Chief

How Ferguson changed my job as police chief

We take our marching orders from the citizens we serve, so we need to be flexible, innovative, and fearless enough to change with the expectations of our residents - Full Story
November 06, 2015
P1 Photo of the Week: Catching smiles PoliceOne Members - Photo of the Week

P1 Photo of the Week: Catching smiles

(PoliceOne Image) Exeter Township (Pa.) Police Officer Sean Fullerton has been taking photos since he... - Full Story
November 05, 2015
4 tips for keeping your patrol boots in fighting shape Melissa Mann - The Voice on the Radio

4 tips for keeping your patrol boots in fighting shape

A good cleaning and shine will minimize wear and tear on your footwear and keep your feet comfortable throughout an entire shift - Full Story
November 02, 2015
Sudden cardiac death: Mysteries persist despite new study Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Sudden cardiac death: Mysteries persist despite new study

As this new study shows, sudden cardiac death syndrome often has no clear pathological mechanism or no obvious anatomical or toxicological basis - Full Story
October 30, 2015
P1 Photo of the Week: K-9 Donald Trump PoliceOne Members - Photo of the Week

P1 Photo of the Week: K-9 Donald Trump

Little Egg Harbor (N.J.) Patrol Officer Tonya Anderson with her K-9, Tag. The 9-year-old Malinois dressed... - Full Story
October 28, 2015
How Tucson police are saving lives with their IFAK program Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

How Tucson police are saving lives with their IFAK program

Tucson police officers have deployed life-saving gear from their new IFAK kits approximately 140 times in the span of nearly two-years, and the bottom line is that Tucson’s IFAKs are saving lives - Full Story
October 27, 2015
Obama addresses race relations, gun reform, effective policing at IACP 2015 Cole Zercoe - Policing in the 21st Century

Obama addresses race relations, gun reform, effective policing at IACP 2015

The president also took aim at the widespread negative media attention law enforcement has been subjected to - Full Story
October 27, 2015
IACP Quick Take: 8 tips for reducing stress for cops, their families, amid unrest Cole Zercoe - Policing in the 21st Century

IACP Quick Take: 8 tips for reducing stress for cops, their families, amid unrest

Police families can often become a forgotten community in need of support – here are some ways to comfort them and yourself - Full Story
October 27, 2015
What's it like to lead today's cops? 3 chiefs speak out Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

What's it like to lead today's cops? 3 chiefs speak out

As these chiefs testify, active police leaders are not just riding out the storm, but making positive efforts to keep officers safe, morale high, and community trust intact - Full Story
October 26, 2015
Financial advice for cops: Balancing pay vs. quality of life Jason Hoschouer - Motors and Monies

Financial advice for cops: Balancing pay vs. quality of life

What could you accomplish professionally if you weren’t trapped with one agency or another? What if you could make the money you make now work harder for you? - Full Story



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