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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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December 18, 2013
Physical fitness double standards for male and female cops? Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

Physical fitness double standards for male and female cops?

There is still no agreement on what it takes physically to be a cop — or what standards predict success - Full Story
December 18, 2013
Field sobriety made easy with the all-in-one iPhone app Loraine Burger - For Cops, By Cops

Field sobriety made easy with the all-in-one iPhone app

From the moment you spot the weaving car to the time you generate your report, MyFSTs gathers the data you need to make an arrest stand up - Full Story
December 17, 2013
Tech to protect against (and remedy) hearing loss Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

Tech to protect against (and remedy) hearing loss

Most people experience some loss of hearing acuity as they age, but you can take steps to protect the hearing you do have - Full Story
December 17, 2013
2013 in Review: Tech gifts for your police officer friends Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

2013 in Review: Tech gifts for your police officer friends

Here are a baker’s dozen of options to buy for your cop buddies — or to leave as suggestions for someone to buy for you! - Full Story
December 17, 2013
Strap on survival equipment with the T.U.C. Rig Loraine Burger - For Cops, By Cops

Strap on survival equipment with the T.U.C. Rig

OfficerJulie Williams needed to carry more than her belt could hold, so she crafted a way to keep everything at hand — or foot - Full Story
December 15, 2013
10-8 The Comic: My Super Power Tim Buchannan - 10-8 The Comic

10-8 The Comic: My Super Power

10-8 The Comic focuses on the lighter side of police work and the often hilarious encounters that patrol officers encounter day in and day out on the beat - Full Story
December 13, 2013
Active shooters in schools: How far have we come since Sandy Hook? Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Active shooters in schools: How far have we come since Sandy Hook?

In committing his unspeakable crime in Newtown, did Adam Lanza also reshape our approach to preventing — and responding to — active shooters in schools? - Full Story
December 13, 2013
One year after Newtown: Mental wellbeing following a critical incident Dr. Laurence Miller - Practical Police Psychology

One year after Newtown: Mental wellbeing following a critical incident

You’ve just done an incredible job dealing with an impossible situation, so respect yourself and get the help you deserve - Full Story
December 11, 2013
4 good reasons to pursue gang cases Nick Perna - Gang Investigations

4 good reasons to pursue gang cases

Even when victims and witnesses won’t cooperate, gang detectives need to find other ways to put cases together — here’s why - Full Story



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