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NYC council to renew call to hire 1K more cops

NYC council to renew call to hire 1K more cops

Move may set up a repeat clash with Mayor Bill de Blasio about the headcount of the nation's largest police force - Full Story

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Seattle attempt to keep addicts out of jail shines in study

Seattle attempt to keep addicts out of jail shines in study

First-of-its-kind program is called Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion - Full Story

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7 tactics to keep police alert on third shift

7 tactics to keep police alert on third shift

Even on quiet nights, there are other creatures inhabiting the darkness that would do the night-shift officer harm, so use these self-initiated activities help stay alert. - Full Story

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2 fears cops have about body cameras (and how to overcome them)

2 fears cops have about body cameras (and how to overcome them)

Chiefs owe it to their officers to fully explain what a body camera program means to them individually and as an agency - Full Story

Columns

Answering the question: Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Answering the question: "How would a world without police look?"

You can’t 'coexist' with people who are trying to kill you, rape you, maim you, and take from you all that you hold dear — that’s why we have police officers to protect us - Full Story

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Police cameras to be 'virtual deputies' in Florida's unincorporated zone

Alerted to trouble, a deputy could zoom in, pan left or right, or tilt the camera angle - Full Story

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School threats by text, phone apps frustrate police

School threats by text, phone apps frustrate police

Spread using apps, social media and Internet phone services, anonymous threats of violence are forcing school evacuations and responses by police - Full Story

Columns

Why a lack of sidearm options at agencies is hurting female cops Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

Why a lack of sidearm options at agencies is hurting female cops

The industry has adapted to meet the female market's needs, but most agencies are slow to follow - Full Story

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Violence wanes in Chicago, but fear looms over mayor's race

Violence wanes in Chicago, but fear looms over mayor's race

A few years ago, violence on Chicago streets thrust a recently elected mayor into the national spotlight as shootouts fueled nearly constant bloodshed - Full Story



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