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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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Conn. police look to fill 100 vacancies

Vacancies in the New Haven Police Department have caused the city to rely more heavily on overtime - Full Story

Columns

Why the Model 1911 still belongs in police work Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

Why the Model 1911 still belongs in police work

When a fellow officer sees a proven, competent officer packing a cocked and locked .45 Model 1911, they know they’re dealing with a warrior who strives for the best performance in all things - Full Story

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Video: Calif. college party turns into brawl, about 100 arrested

About 100 people were arrested and at least 44 people were taken to the hospital during a weekend college party in Southern California that devolved into an out-of-control street brawl - Full Story

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Violence-plagued Calif. city gets 47 new cops

Nearly four dozen new police officers will soon start walking their beats on the Oakland streets, as the California city's embattled department welcomes its largest-ever class of recruits - Full Story

Exclusives

How the media turned me into a 'gun control advocate'

How the media turned me into a 'gun control advocate'

If an active shooter is not stopped as they progress through the first four phases, the only way they can be stopped is by my version of gun control during the fifth phase — here’s my definition of gun control. Please, hear me out/ - Full Story

Exclusives

Demystifying the criminal planning cycle

Demystifying the criminal planning cycle

Understanding the criminal planning cycle is important, because that understanding can then be used by potential victims and law enforcement officers to look for the various aspects of the cycle as it progresses. - Full Story

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Video: Struggle between La. cop and suspect goes viral

Video: Struggle between La. cop and suspect goes viral

Suspect was arrested on charges of battery of a police officer, resisting arrest with violence, and disturbing the peace. (YouTube Image) Watch



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