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November 07, 2014
R12 rugged tablet designed with cops' workflow in mind Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

R12 rugged tablet designed with cops' workflow in mind

The R12 tablet debuted a new platform and ergonomic design that can transition from the field to the squad to the station with ease - Full Story
November 03, 2014
Simple form helps officers expedite mental illness calls Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Simple form helps officers expedite mental illness calls

The Brief Mental Health Screener (BMHS) was developed primarily by Ron Hoffman, PhD, a former Toronto constable who now serves as coordinator of mental health training at the Ontario (Canada) Police College - Full Story
October 31, 2014
A cop's split-second decision: Real or replica? P1 Community - The Question

A cop's split-second decision: Real or replica?

A question posted on Quora asked, “What's it like to be a police officer who sees a kid with... - Full Story
October 29, 2014
Firefighter creates live-streaming body cam with reliable storage solution Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

Firefighter creates live-streaming body cam with reliable storage solution

The Oncall body camera has the capability to transmit live video, audio, high quality snapshots, and GPS location in real time back to a command center - Full Story
October 28, 2014
IACP Quick Take: When should you view your body cam footage? Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

IACP Quick Take: When should you view your body cam footage?

The body camera will pick up things that you missed, and likewise you will see things the camera can't capture - Full Story
October 22, 2014
5 things police officers should know about their body language Justin Freeman - Patrolling Main Street

5 things police officers should know about their body language

Are you as mindful of the nonverbal communication you project on the job as you are about the body language of the people with whom you interact on the streets? - Full Story
October 17, 2014
If you can’t be a professional, leave the profession Mike Wood - Tactical Analysis

If you can’t be a professional, leave the profession

This is about more than your pride — it’s about your safety and the safety of the officers and public who depend on you to watch their back - Full Story
October 01, 2014
4 tips for your next celebrity bust Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

4 tips for your next celebrity bust

As you prepare for your next tour on patrol, keep in mind that famous people come into pretty regular contact with law enforcement, and they’re just like everybody else — except they aren’t - Full Story
September 30, 2014
Through-the-wall sensors advance tactical awareness the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) - TechBeat

Through-the-wall sensors advance tactical awareness

Superman’s X-Ray vision remains the stuff of comic books, but the past few years have seen advances in through-the-wall sensor technology - Full Story
September 25, 2014
K9 partners: Why we need those ‘old dogs with badges’ PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

K9 partners: Why we need those ‘old dogs with badges’

The not-so-normal life of my K-9 partner - Full Story



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