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August 08, 2014
How far a simple 'thank you' to a cop can go Keith Bettinger - Musings of a Retired Cop

How far a simple 'thank you' to a cop can go

I didn’t even know how much I needed that thank you until it had been given and received - Full Story
August 07, 2014
3 leadership lessons from the cockpit: Leading in unrehearsed scenarios PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

3 leadership lessons from the cockpit: Leading in unrehearsed scenarios

What Frontier Airlines Captain Gerhard Bradner did upon landing at an airport to which his aircraft was diverted due to weather has takeaways for us as police leaders - Full Story
August 06, 2014
How education impacts police performance American Military University - In Public Safety

How education impacts police performance

By Mark Bond, American Military University In Public Safety The Wickersham Commission and President’s... - Full Story
August 06, 2014
5 things cops and criminals have in common Andrew Hawkes - Highway Drug Interdiction

5 things cops and criminals have in common

Possessing the traits of Human nature is one thing, using them for right and just ends is an individual choice - Full Story
August 06, 2014
Poll Call: An honest look at your police body armor P1 Community - The Question

Poll Call: An honest look at your police body armor

Nearly 20% of 4,600 police respondents either didn't know their agency's body armor policy or the agency lacks one - Full Story
August 05, 2014
How WatchGuard’s 4RE solves data storage problems for police Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

How WatchGuard’s 4RE solves data storage problems for police

Recording in HD significantly increases the evidentiary value of video evidence – but with larger files comes storage issues. - Full Story
August 04, 2014
One way to lighten your load: The Doublestar Constant Carry Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

One way to lighten your load: The Doublestar Constant Carry

You can certainly pay less for an AR carbine, but they will probably be substantially heavier - Full Story
August 01, 2014
Do something about the corrupt cop on your PD Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Do something about the corrupt cop on your PD

Cops almost universally agree that their department is better off when a criminally corrupt cop is ejected from the ranks — those who disagree are probably criminally corrupt themselves - Full Story
July 31, 2014
Why every perspective in an investigation matters John Bowden - On Language, Communication, and Leadership

Why every perspective in an investigation matters

All the subjects involved in an incident have their own idea of what happened based on their observation of what happened - Full Story
July 31, 2014
Put NCIC at your fingertips with new app for cops Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Put NCIC at your fingertips with new app for cops

Having NCIC information at your fingertips is not only crucial for patrol officers’ safety, but it can prove incredibly useful for those street cops to apprehend criminals who are under active investigation - Full Story



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with Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D.