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May 02, 2014
P1 Photo of the Week: Deuces PoliceOne Members - Photo of the Week

P1 Photo of the Week: Deuces

(PoliceOne Image) This week's photo of the week comes from Court Officer Mark Hirschman of the NY... - Full Story
April 18, 2014
P1 Photo of the Week: Time to reflect PoliceOne Members - Photo of the Week

P1 Photo of the Week: Time to reflect

(PoliceOne Image) This week's photo of the week comes from Officer Ryan Cummings of the Sweet Home... - Full Story
April 14, 2014
Police History: Was Officer John Parker at fault for Abraham Lincoln’s death? Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Police History: Was Officer John Parker at fault for Abraham Lincoln’s death?

On April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was happier and more relaxed than he had been since his besieged presidency began — by April 15, 1865, he would be dead - Full Story
April 14, 2014
The new heroin OD tool all cops may need Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

The new heroin OD tool all cops may need

There has been a big resurgence in heroin mainly because a legitimate prescription drug — Oxycontin — is now much more difficult to obtain - Full Story
April 11, 2014
Victim self-selection: Why criminals succeed despite shoddy surveillance 'tradecraft' Scott Stewart - Tactical Intelligence

Victim self-selection: Why criminals succeed despite shoddy surveillance 'tradecraft'

Most criminals are terrible at pre-crime surveillance, but they're able to succeed despite their shoddy tradecraft because most people simply do not practice good situational awareness - Full Story
April 11, 2014
15 years after Columbine: Why our approach to school killers is a misfire Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

15 years after Columbine: Why our approach to school killers is a misfire

No policy or legislation could address even half of the unique circumstances of school murders - Full Story
April 07, 2014
5.11 Tactical and ChromaFlex: A high-tech alternative to metal and embroidered badges Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

5.11 Tactical and ChromaFlex: A high-tech alternative to metal and embroidered badges

More than merely a clever way to sell a lot of 5.11 uniform shirts, the new ChromaFlex badges from 5.11 Tactical solve some of the problems associated with traditional metal and embroidered badges - Full Story
April 07, 2014
Why the Model 1911 still belongs in police work Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

Why the Model 1911 still belongs in police work

When a fellow officer sees a proven, competent officer packing a cocked and locked .45 Model 1911, they know they’re dealing with a warrior who strives for the best performance in all things - Full Story
April 04, 2014
15 years after Columbine: How the media turned me into a 'gun control advocate' Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

15 years after Columbine: How the media turned me into a 'gun control advocate'

If an active shooter is not stopped as they progress through the first four phases, the only way they can be stopped is by my version of gun control during the fifth phase — here’s my definition of gun control - Full Story
March 28, 2014
Police programs preventing opiate drug overdose deaths the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) - TechBeat

Police programs preventing opiate drug overdose deaths

Alarmed by an increase in opiate drug overdose fatalities, officers in some police departments are carrying and administering antidotes on the scene to stem drug deaths in their communities - Full Story



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