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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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March 19, 2014
What was it like when you pulled the trigger? P1 Community - The Question

What was it like when you pulled the trigger?

A question posted recently on Quora asked, “What does it feel like to shoot someone in the line... - Full Story
March 19, 2014
What cops need to know about minor sex trade John Vanek - Task Force Leadership

What cops need to know about minor sex trade

Nationally, the average age at which DMST victims are introduced into prostitution is 13 years old - Full Story
March 14, 2014
Words matter: The killers in our classrooms Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Words matter: The killers in our classrooms

In my opinion, Lieutenant Colonel Dave Grossman is the world’s leading authority on juvenile mass... - Full Story
March 12, 2014
10 signs you're a small town cop Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

10 signs you're a small town cop

You cain’t till it now, but they wuz a time when you nearly ‘bout needed a translator to git mah meanin’ - Full Story
March 07, 2014
Using IBM's playbook in police management Vance "Fox" Rosen - Fox on Point

Using IBM's playbook in police management

Let’s take a page from the old IBM playbook and let our troops — and their families — know how much we appreciate them - Full Story
March 03, 2014
Police History: Officer J.D. Tippit was more than merely Oswald's Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Police History: Officer J.D. Tippit was more than merely Oswald's "other victim"

Officer J.D. Tippit was a perfect example of the “Greatest Generation” — a generation of Americans whose epic stories of victory, valor, and sacrifice are destined to echo throughout history - Full Story
February 25, 2014
Making time for 'patrol ready' physical fitness Nancy Fatura - Unleashing Your Inner Warrior

Making time for 'patrol ready' physical fitness

We police officers generally have to work out on our own time, and I see that as being just one more hour added to our shift - Full Story
February 25, 2014
How sleep deprivation affects officer safety and performance PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

How sleep deprivation affects officer safety and performance

“The best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep.” — W. C. Fields - Full Story
February 24, 2014
How words can help improve active-shooter response Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

How words can help improve active-shooter response

Three police trainers agree that forging a common terminology can help police, fire, and EMS agencies implement a truly multi-disciplinary response to active-shooter incidents - Full Story
February 24, 2014
Legal marijuana Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

Legal marijuana "stops" one type of crime, gives rise to another

Cash businesses — such as the stores in Colorado and Washington State where sale of marijuana is now legal — are attractive targets for thieves - Full Story



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The Counter Terrorist The Counter Terrorist
with Security Solutions International Staff
The Science of Training The Science of Training
with David Blake