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Calif. kidnap victim from '91 found alive

By Juliet Williams Associated PressSACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sheriff's officials said Thursday they... - Full Story


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P1 First Person: The drama department

By Officer Trace Kendig Windsor Heights (Iowa) PDThroughout my career in law enforcement there have been ma... - Full Story


U.S. Park Police officer dragged 40 feet during stop

By Liz F. Kay Baltimore SunBALTIMORE — A U.S. Park Police officer was dragged about 40 feet when... - Full Story


Prone T weight lifts

In the sixth installment of the "Saving Gary" tactical tip series, police trainer James Di... - Full Story


London police 'steal' from unlocked cars

By Raphael G. Satter Associated PressLONDON — British police are combing the upscale London neighborhood... - Full Story


More than 3K officers to help at Pittsburgh G-20 summit

By Adam Brandolph Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewPITTSBURGH, Penn. — City officials Tuesday firmed up... - Full Story


Train your family for an off-duty encounter with an active shooter

P1 Member Trace Kendig tells PoliceOne: “A lot of talk around our department lately has been about off duty encounters with an active shooter. There are 13 agencies in our county and we do a citywide active shooter instructor’s school for patrol every year, and that is probably the biggest buzz right now.” - Full Story

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Police departments using new photo lineup approach

Police departments using new photo lineup approach

DALLAS — Frustrated with a string of wrongful convictions, the Dallas police department is now the nation's largest force to use sequential blind photo lineups - a widely praised technique designed to reduce mistakes made by witnesses trying to identify suspects. Dallas is not the first department to use the pioneering method. But experts hope that by using it in the county that leads the nation in exonerating wrongly convicted inmates, Dallas will inspire other departments to follow suit. - Full Story


Fla. K-9's death leads to lighter armor for police dogs

By Juan Ortega Sun-SentinelFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — After a Broward Sheriff's K-9 named Oozi was... - Full Story

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