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.
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
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