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.
For the week of July 25, Dave Smith shows us a video that serves as a stark reminder of how important frisks and searches are, why you should have an established search method in place, and to always remember the rule of 'plus one.'
IMSI catchers identify cell phones without capturing the content of calls or other communications. So why aren't lawyers explaining that there are lawful exemptions to disclosing this technology? - Full Story
Everyone who knows Sgt. Gavette knows that family comes first. His own family, his officers' families, and his family in blue. When the UCF active shooter incident was all over, Gavette's biggest concern was how his officer was feeling. - Full Story
Desperate to curb the gun violence wracking their city, Chicago lawmakers are leading the way toward a counterintuitive idea — fighting crime by making it easier for young people to wipe away minor arrest records - Full Story