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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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Check your tac vest

If you wear an outside vest cover or a "tac vest" make sure that you take the time to adjust it to fit... - Full Story Secure - Login Required


Help sought to nab cop impersonators in W.Va.

Department receives complaints about men posing as police officers searching cars By Zack Pettit, The... - Full Story


Violent attacks against Central Fla. officers soaring this year

By Walter Pacheco The Orlando Sentinel FLORIDA — More police officers are being kicked, punched and beaten... - Full Story


Alert fellow officers to medical conditions

Just a friendly reminder to keep your fellow officers medical conditions in mind at all times. I recently... - Full Story Secure - Login Required


Disable cell phones at the time of arrest

Policy and procedure is not keeping up with technology. In our department we have already had incidents... - Full Story Secure - Login Required


The importance of mental conditioning

In today's P1 Video Tip, provided by the Law Enforcement Training Network (LETN), we explore the importance of mental preparation and its crucial role in ensuring peak physical performance under high-stress situations. We also discuss the different phases of the popular “stress innoculation” concept for mental conditioning. - Full Story Secure - Login Required


Where to carry your backup knife? P1 members weigh in

Whether it's cutting a seat belt after a crash or defending yourself from a hostile suspect when your... - Full Story


Carrying spot for your backup knife

Related: The Truth about knives Most officers I see carry a backup knife in their pants pocket just... - Full Story Secure - Login Required


Tattoos: Official blots on reputations?

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


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

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