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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 20, 2014
2 new ways to save your partner (or yourself) from a gunshot wound Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

2 new ways to save your partner (or yourself) from a gunshot wound

Modern training teaches people to stay in the fight, getting the victim to stay operational until the threat is neutralized, but blood loss is more a matter of biology - Full Story
March 20, 2014
How local and state cops fit into counterterrorism PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

How local and state cops fit into counterterrorism

While we will always need to train to respond to an attack, we will be much more effective by conducting proactive investigations — investigations which begin with learning the pre-attack indicators of terrorists - Full Story
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



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Fox on Point Fox on Point
with Vance "Fox" Rosen
Training to Think Training to Think
with Sgt. Steve "Pappy" Papenfuhs