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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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Tattoos: Official blots on reputations?

By Matt Reed USA TODAY MELBOURNE, Fla. — Tattoos are becoming increasingly taboo for police and military... - Full Story

Columns

Betsy Brantner Smith - Survival Insights

"Nobody ever said life was going to be fair"

While I was growing up as the youngest kid and the only girl in the family, my mom was forever telling re... - Full Story

Tips

Avoiding tunnel vision when approaching a wanted suspect

In this week’s P1 Video Tip, provided by the Law Enforcement Training Network (LETN), we illustrate the dangers of falling prey to the natural instinct to focus in on the most obvious threat when approached a wanted suspect, otherwise know as tunnel vision. Watch as an officer walks into a surprise attack…and learn how you can avoid it. - Full Story Secure - Login Required

Tips

Don't underestimate the homeless

Not all homeless people are dangerous, but don't get in the habit of generally discounting them as not... - Full Story Secure - Login Required

Columns

Behavior traits that get cops killed: Long known, still ignored Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

Behavior traits that get cops killed: Long known, still ignored

By PoliceOne Senior Correspondent Chuck Remsberg Sponsored by Blauer Fifteen years ago, after an exhaustive five-year study of officer murders, a research team from the FB... - Full Story

News

K.C. police chief to rethink one-officer policy

Editor’s note: What are your thoughts on a decision like this? On the one hand, two-officer units require... - Full Story

Columns

The Betsy Brantner Smith - Survival Insights

The "love/hate" relationship between cops and their dispatchers

Let’s be honest, there is no better example of a “love-hate relationship” than the da... - Full Story

Columns

New study: Cop shooting decisions not driven by race bias Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

New study: Cop shooting decisions not driven by race bias

By PoliceOne Senior Correspondent Chuck Remsberg Sponsored by Blauer New research shows that trained, experienced police officers are clearly more successful than... - Full Story

Columns

7 patrol-level tips for spotting terrorist activity Scott Buhrmaster - Topics & Tactics for Law Enforcement

7 patrol-level tips for spotting terrorist activity

Below are just a few strategies patrol-level officers can implement — regardless of your rank, ex... - Full Story

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Accessories for your patrol shotgun

Unlike our handguns, the shotguns we use for police work will often benefit greatly from prudent accessorizing.... - Full Story



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