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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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Chimp vs. KCPD police car

A 300 lb. chimp kept as a pet escaped and attacked a Kansas City police vehicle in 2010. It was eventually caught. No one was injured.

News

Hawaii cop helps wife deliver their baby in squad car

Officer Mario Ochoa, who is assigned to the Kona Patrol, was driving his wife Ryan to the hospital when she said the baby was coming - Full Story

Videos

Reality Training: When your partner becomes a hostage

For the week of April 11, Dave Smith shows us one of the most remarkable gun grabs ever caught on camera, and an exemplary case that shows what to do in a situation when your partner has been taken hostage.

News

DPA president slams 'reduced' test standards for recruits

Commanders have "significantly reduced" testing standards for recruits, threatening the public's safety, the president of the Dallas Police Association said Thursday - Full Story

Columns

Victim self-selection: Why criminals succeed despite shoddy surveillance 'tradecraft' Scott Stewart - Tactical Intelligence

Victim self-selection: Why criminals succeed despite shoddy surveillance 'tradecraft'

Most criminals are terrible at pre-crime surveillance, but they're able to succeed despite their shoddy tradecraft because most people simply do not practice good situational awareness - Full Story

Columns

15 years after Columbine: Why our approach to school killers is a misfire Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

15 years after Columbine: Why our approach to school killers is a misfire

No policy or legislation could address even half of the unique circumstances of school murders - Full Story

News

Police train to spot signs of psychiatric crisis

Police train to spot signs of psychiatric crisis

Mental health advocates say violent confrontations occur regularly between people with untreated mental illness and officers who often aren't equipped to deal with them - Full Story

Columns

5.11 Tactical and ChromaFlex: A high-tech alternative to metal and embroidered badges Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

5.11 Tactical and ChromaFlex: A high-tech alternative to metal and embroidered badges

More than merely a clever way to sell a lot of 5.11 uniform shirts, the new ChromaFlex badges from 5.11 Tactical solve some of the problems associated with traditional metal and embroidered badges - Full Story

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Mich. police acquire mine-resistant military truck

Mich. police acquire mine-resistant military truck

Sheriff William Federspiel says he hopes to never have to use it, since to do so implies "something awfully bad has happened" - Full Story



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