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.
There is more than one way to lose a fight on the street. When you deviate from being a protector and become a prosecutor, you may win the physical battle, but you will lose everything that is most important to you in the long run. - Full Story
This week, Dave Smith analyzes a bizarre story in which a child bit an officer while trying to grab his gun, as well as a shooting that left one Texas cop dead and another injured. (PoliceOne Image) Watch
Massachusetts State Police Sgt. Sean Murphy says he released photos like the one above because he was furious over a Rolling Stone cover photo he believes glamorizes suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. (AP Photo) "The real Boston bomber"