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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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July 09, 2014
8 tips from a CO on working graveyard shift Harriet Fox - The CO's Corner

8 tips from a CO on working graveyard shift

What has worked for you that helps you through your graveyard journey? - Full Story
July 08, 2014
3 things cops need to know about Juggalos PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

3 things cops need to know about Juggalos

Law enforcement professionals should be aware that this group routinely attracts members who come from difficult lives filled with trauma, parental neglect and, in many cases, serious mental disorders - Full Story
July 02, 2014
20 undeniable truths of law enforcement Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

20 undeniable truths of law enforcement

Have faith that your good works are being measured by the “Big Guy upstairs” — and I’m not talking about the Chief - Full Story
June 30, 2014
5 basic principles for conducting a safe traffic stop Jason Hoschouer - Motors and Monies

5 basic principles for conducting a safe traffic stop

Regardless of how long you’ve been doing traffic stops, no two are the same and they aren’t “routine” until the driver is in the wind and you’re moving on to the next detail - Full Story
June 25, 2014
5 ways defense attorneys try to trip up cops (and how to beat them) Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

5 ways defense attorneys try to trip up cops (and how to beat them)

Cops are frustrated to learn that defense attorneys have no obligation to the truth in defense of their clients, but take solace in the fact that it frustrates an attorney when they’re unable to rattle you - Full Story
June 18, 2014
13 things about life and society cops learn from the beat P1 Community - The Question

13 things about life and society cops learn from the beat

A question posted recently on Quora asked, “What have you learned as a police officer about life... - Full Story
June 05, 2014
2 more great interrogation techniques: The John Bowden - On Language, Communication, and Leadership

2 more great interrogation techniques: The "lying child" and the "logical approach"

People do not like to be pushed — they like to be involved in the process, and by their involvement, we can lead them to a confession - Full Story
June 04, 2014
7 reasons the police culture is broken (and how to fix it) Brian Willis - If I Knew Then...

7 reasons the police culture is broken (and how to fix it)

It is time for the law enforcement profession to think, act, train, prepare, lead, and live differently - Full Story
May 30, 2014
Want to prevent Isla Vista-style attacks? Hint: It's not about the guns Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Want to prevent Isla Vista-style attacks? Hint: It's not about the guns

Legislators continue to focus on guns, but we also cannot allow the dangerously mentally ill to have access to the myriad other killing tools readily at their disposal in the kitchen drawer, tool shed, or sporting goods store - Full Story
May 29, 2014
11 tips for cops at the scene of a self-defense shooting PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

11 tips for cops at the scene of a self-defense shooting

Attorney Andrew Branca specializes in self-defense law, and has advice for cops responding to a potential self-defense shooting - Full Story



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