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November 19, 2014
What 3 pro-drug ballot ‘wins’ mean for cops Keith Graves - The Drug Warrior

What 3 pro-drug ballot ‘wins’ mean for cops

In the past two and a half decades, we have passed all sorts of measures that benefited the criminal over the law abiding public - Full Story
November 14, 2014
P1 Photo of the Week: Jersey nights PoliceOne Members - Photo of the Week

P1 Photo of the Week: Jersey nights

(PoliceOne Image) This week's photo of the week comes from Officer Mohammed Said with the Newark... - Full Story
November 13, 2014
My fear being a cop (a poem) PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

My fear being a cop (a poem)

In PoliceOne "First Person" essays, PoliceOne Members candidly share their own unique personal insights on issues confronting cops today, as well as opinions, observations, and advice on living life behind the thin blue line - Full Story
November 12, 2014
Poll Results: Cops speak out about body cameras P1 Community - The Question

Poll Results: Cops speak out about body cameras

Even as body camera sales rise, decision-makers are hesitant about what this means for their agency and law enforcement as a whole - Full Story
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



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