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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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Retention shooting: What is it? Mike Rayburn - Combat Gunfighting

Retention shooting: What is it?

One only needs to look at the Unified Crime Reports from the FBI to determine that the majority of of... - Full Story


No policy for on-duty incidents involving family members

By Dave Davies Philadelphia Daily NewsPHILADELPHIA — When police officer Alberto Lopez walked into... - Full Story


FBI agent accused in shooting death of Puerto Rico officer

By Manuel Ernesto Rivera Associated PressSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Authorities charged an FBI agent... - Full Story


Immune system cancer found in young 9/11 officers

Immune system cancer found in young 9/11 officers

By David B. Caruso Associated PressNEW YORK — Researchers say a small number of young law enforcement... - Full Story


More than 250 inmates injured in Calif. prison riot

By Greg Risling Associated PressLOS ANGELES — More than three dozen inmates were released from... - Full Story


Police questioned health club gunman, let him go

By Joe Mandak Associated PressPITTSBURGH — The man who shot up a women's aerobics class, killing... - Full Story


Car fleeing Calif. police hits pickup, killing 8

By Evelyn Nieves Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO — A stolen car fleeing from police ran a stop sign... - Full Story


New police chief aims to tame Detroit streets

New police chief aims to tame Detroit streets

By Corey Williams Associated PressDETROIT — Warren Evans once thought he might tame scandal-plagued... - Full Story


Shirt-pocket trauma kit

To survive some calls you need to be able to carry everything on your duty belt. Below is a little kit I carried in my shirt pocket and would have given me the ability to survive three major types of gunshot wounds if the worst ever happened. The materials were simply a plastic sandwich bag, a KOTEX sanitary pad and a tourniquet from a snake bite kit. - Full Story


Police Limit Comic: August 9, 2009 Garey McKee - Police Limit Comic Strip

Police Limit Comic: August 9, 2009

Police Limit Comic is a politically-motivated, pro-law enforcement comic strip, topical in its writing and unapologetically blunt - Full Story

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